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Dance of Death

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Dance of Death

Pendergast Series, Book 6

Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent, Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent, Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    May 23, 2005
    The always reliable team of Preston and Child revisit Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast, last seen in 2004's Brimstone
    , and others from past bestsellers (Relic
    ; The Cabinet of Curiosities
    ) in this intriguing thriller set in and around New York City and the halls of the Museum of Natural History. Born a misanthropic loner but driven insane by seeing his parents burned alive when he was a teen, Aloysius's madman brother, Diogenes, has begun murdering Aloysius's friends. Aloysius begs old friend Lt. Vincent D'Agosta to help him defeat his brother, and Vincent does his best while the brothers spar and others die. There are a number of subplots, one involving an ATM robber and flasher known as the Dangler and another focusing on the museum's exhibition of sacred masks, but these fade away as the deadly duel between the brothers takes center stage. Think Sherlock Holmes locked in a death struggle with his smarter brother, Mycroft. Like Brimstone, this novel doesn't end so much as simply pause while the authors work on the next installment. While it's not as good as some of their earlier efforts, it's still pretty darn good. Agents, Eric Simonoff at Janklow & Nesbit and Matthew Snyder at CAA. Major ad/promo, 10-city author tour.

  • AudioFile Magazine This farfetched but engaging thriller is a sequel to the authors' 2004 novel, BRIMSTONE, but also pulls in characters from Lincoln Child adventures of years past. Listeners need not be familiar with those other offerings to become thoroughly immersed in this story of a brilliant FBI agent attempting to track down his criminal mastermind brother before he commits the perfect crime. Further helping to orient new listeners is the energetic work of Scott Brick, who flawlessly voices the smooth Southern drawl of FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast and his evil brother, Diogenes, as well as the tough New York accent of NYPD Detective Vincent D'Agosta. Authors and narrator will likely make listeners seek out other Lincoln Child efforts new and old. J.P.M. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine
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Pendergast Series, Book 6
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