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Cemetery Dance (Pendergast, Bk 9) (original 2009; edition 2010)

by Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child, Lincoln Child

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Title:Cemetery Dance (Pendergast, Bk 9)
Authors:Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child
Other authors:Lincoln Child
Info:Vision (2010), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 592 pages
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Tags:thriller, Agent Pendergast series, detective and mystery stories, New York City, cults, voodoo

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Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston (2009)

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Entertaining fluff - not the best writing, but if you just want some mindless fun it's ok. ( )
  debbie.menzel | Feb 6, 2014 |
Can't stand the reader's (Rene Auberjonois) voice. Too nasally and whiny for me. Story was okay. ( )
  Storeetllr | Jan 5, 2014 |
Excellent story telling! If you like supernatural tales, with zombies and curses Revenant is for you. It is the sequel to Paskagankee, (which is also the name of the small town in Maine where this all takes place). Both stories are about murder in a small Maine town. The supernatural continues to create mayhem with the inhabitants, as forces are visited from the outside. The town’s people are for the most part, secluded from the usual perils of crime, the biggest danger is probably the drunkenness that is often seen in small desolate communities which struggle to survive. This far away, secluded corner of the world, is desired by those who want a place to hide away – thus the real tragedies begin when the outsiders bring with them supernatural elements. I don’t want to spoil the story, because this is a great one you should read. It is - Imaginative, well-paced and good character development. ( )
  ElisabethZguta | Nov 7, 2013 |
After four books in the Pendergast series to focus mainly on main character Special Agent Pendergast it's nice go back to basics so to speak. Unlike the previous books in the series Cemetery Dance is very similar to Relic and Reliquary.

Something strange is wandering through New York, maybe it's paranormal maybe it's something else. Pendergast takes on the case with Vinnie D'Agosta. A lot of other, familiar characters are back too although some only for a very short time.

Although the set-up of the story is very similar to the first three books it's a refreshing read after the Diogenes trilogy and Wheel of Darkness. Interestingly, no reference is made to what happened at the end of Wheel of Darkness, which was supposed to have changed Pendergast forever. This change isn't noticable in Cemetery Dance.

This isn't, however, a book for people who haven't read any of the other Pendergast books. The characters aren't really introduced and I can imagine it would be very confusing for new readers. ( )
  Rumpeltje | Sep 22, 2013 |
Wow, en weer een deel uit. Ook weer heel erg goed. Toch wel jammer dat die arme Smithback niet meer meespeelt maar helaas…. Dit boek is dus ook weer volledig nieuw voor mij geweest en was ook weer een spannend boek met weer een volledig verrassend eind. ( )
  Gea1967 | Sep 22, 2013 |
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I am starting to get to the 'enough is enough' point with the Pendergast novels. This is book nine in the series and it was too over-the-top.

Generally, I am pretty open to just about anything, including the un-dead (aka. Zombies) but this book just had too much of everything. The story was about 100 pages too long, had WAY too much detail in areas that didn't require it, areas that weren't important to the overall outcome of the story and it didn't have enough details in the areas that, I felt, deserved it. Also, I felt like the story was too jumpy... just when I was getting into a particular character/part of the story, it would flip to a different part and I would have to get into THAT part again. Ugg... sometimes that can be annoying!

However, for all the negative, there were some good parts... I really did enjoy the climax scenes in the book. The fight/the rescue, all great!! It became a page turner as the book neared the end and as a result, I will be adding book 10 to my 'to-be-read' list.

Overall, if you have read the books in this series, you will probably want to pick this one up as well but if you haven't, your life will go on without adding this one to your bookshelf!

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Pendergast-the world's most enigmatic FBI Special Agent-returns to New York City to investigate a murderous cult.

William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archaeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Eyewitnesses claim, and the security camera confirms, that the assailant was their strange, sinister neighbor-a man who, by all reports, was already dead and buried weeks earlier. While Captain Laura Hayward leads the official investigation, Pendergast and Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta undertake their own private-and decidedly unorthodox-quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them to an enclave of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive, reclusive cult of Obeah and vodou which no outsiders have ever survived.
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After New York Times reporter William Smithback and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archaeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Pendergast--the world's most enigmatic FBI Special Agent--returns to New York City to investigate a murderous Obeah cult.… (more)

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