The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back ... ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison. To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings and whispers of an ancient curse begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.
Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio, 2006
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file : digital)
Performers: Read by Scott Brick.
ISBN: 9781607881544


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Jun 11, 2014

I think that Agent Pendergast is an interesting character. The Pendergast series, to me, are much more enjoyable as audiobooks than in the printed format. The readers who perform them bring them to life. In this particular title, plays out against the sibling rivalry that exists between FBI Agent Pendergast and his evil brother Diogenes. One keeps waiting for revelations as to how they came to be so diametrically opposites.

I recently discovered the series and was hooked from the beginning. Ever since I have been trying to read the whole series.

ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"In this conclusion of the trilogy that started with Brimstone, Agent Aloysius Pendergast is imprisoned, framed for murders committed by his disturbed brother Diogenes, whose singular aim is to destroy Aloysius. At the same time, the NY Museum of Natural History, caught in an embarrassing PR situation, decides to unveil an ancient Egyptian tomb that just happens to be plagued with a curse of insanity. These and other plot points combine to create a story that Kirkus Reviews calls 'fast, punchy, and relentlessly action-packed.'" Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter


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