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by Rene Auberjonois,Douglas Preston

  • ISBN: 1594830452
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Rene Auberjonois,Douglas Preston
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; Abridged edition (June 14, 2005)
  • FB2 size: 1638 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers . Pendergast is back in another chilling tale from the minds of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It is always a gamble to kill off a lead character from a series at the beginning of a novel.

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie.

Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois. Series: Pendergast, Book 6. Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins. 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.

Dance of Death: Pendergast, Book 6. Douglas Preston

Dance of Death: Pendergast, Book 6. Douglas Preston. This book starts off fast and hard, one of the top characters in the series is killed, gruesomely murdered in their own apartment (I wont spoil who as central as it is to the plot) and their death resonates deep within everyone, D'Agosta, Nora, Pendergast, Hayward and the task forces who work effortlessly to get to the truth and heart of the.

Dance of Death (2005). The Book of the Dead (2006). The Wheel of Darkness (2007). Cemetery Dance (2009).

This article is about the American actor. For his grandfather, the Swiss artist, see René Auberjonois (painter). Find sources: "René Auberjonois" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (December 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). One of Auberjonois' earliest forays into video game voice acting was the role of Janos Audron in Soul Reaver 2; he continued to voice the character in subsequent releases in the Legacy of Kain series. Dance of Death (2005).

Pendergast is back in another chilling tale from the minds of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Douglas Preston (Goodreads Author), Lincoln Child. René Auberjonois (narrator). ISBN: 159483959X (ISBN13: 9781594839597).

In a follow-up to the Audie Award-winning BRIMSTONE, authors Preston and Child again team up with actor René Auberjonois on a story that stretches the boundaries of thriller fiction.

I was very sad to learn of the passing of Rene Auberjonois, the great Tony Award winning actor who narrated our Pendergast novels for the past decade. He captured Pendergast’s voice so beautifully. Artist Chris Royal created this memorial image. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. It's on sale in hardcover, e-book, and audiobook on 2/4/2020.

Preston & Child return with their bestselling series, confronting FBI Special Agent Pendergast with the one . Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades.

Preston & Child return with their bestselling series, confronting FBI Special Agent Pendergast with the one challenge he never expected: a partner. After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner.

Praised as a "ruthless descendant of Holmes" (Publishers Weekly), Agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds. On the run from federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother. But how can he stop a man that is his intellectual equal--one who has had twenty years to plan the world's most horrendous crime?
Reviews about Dance of Death (7):
I rarely do book reviews because I don't think I'm very good at them but I love Preston & Child books. Pendergast is a great character and I love the entire series. A good book for me is when I can't put it down, find myself reading it when I should be doing something else, and sad when I hit the last page. Worthy of a review even though I can't succinctly delve into the character development or story line to do it justice. So just let me say that the book delivers everything I adore about losing myself in a book!
Zombies in New York? Really? Ok, this is an older novel and very well written. I always have trouble putting down a Pendergast novel, and this was no exception. Two fun characters from previous books are attacked & killed; multiple witnesses report the attacker had died weeks before. How can a dead man return to attack people and why these particular two? Pendergast & D'gosta are once again teamed up to solve the case, leading them to northern NYC and voodoo. I love all these books; the reason I rated this one a tad lower than normal was because I hated to see my favorite journalist get smoked!
Smithback, that controversial reporter and an important character in previous books, is brutally murdered and his wife, Nora Kelly, attacked- by a man who was supposedly dead two weeks ago. Well, that's how this intense thriller starts. I soon learned about a secretive community of decrepit buildings called the Ville, on the northernmost tip of Manhattan, which houses a cult which does animal sacrifices, and may have a connection to Smithback's (and later) killings. Pendergast is immediately on the scene, much to the surprise of NYPD and Lt. D'Agosta. The book is a real thrill ride. Especially the visits to the Ville. A major twist ensues in the book which completely threw me off. A must read for fans of this series!
Pendergast is beyond heroic to the point of asinine. He knows everything. Like. Everything. Science, art, history, languages, religions, philosophy, poetry, ... He can do it all. All the martial arts. All of them. Mad driving skills. Master of disguise. I barely handled it in Brimstone. At this point... I'm not sure I can read another one of his books.

D'Agosta is constantly being castrated in these stories, so he can't ever hold a candle to Pendergast.

You know what? .. I can't even bother writing more in this review. I can't. I've already wasted too much time on this book. There is literally nothing in this book that I couldn't tear into. Way way too much to cover. I just can't.
As a lover of fast-paced thrillers, I have read nearly all of Preston and Child's books, and loved them all. Until this one, that is. I am good at suspension of disbelief for the sake of enjoying a great story. However, this book had so many lucky coincidences and miraculous last-second escapes that I rebelled. This book also committed one of my most despised sins: the authors forced the characters to do unnatural and disappointing things. Several times, a character whom I wanted to like (a hero figure in the novel) did something that was ridiculously stupid and out of character, solely so that the author could move the plot in a direction that he wanted, or manipulate the reader's emotions in a shameless manner. I cease to enjoy a book when a lead character loses my respect. I don't want to think of my supposed hero as a stupid boor. Honest mistakes are one thing, but willful ignorance is another.

Granted, this novel had Preston and Child's signature high tension and fast action. That was good, and the only reason I managed to read it through. But I became angry at the authors several times for how they treated their hapless main characters, and such anger ruins one's appreciation of a book.
Pendergast is back in another chilling tale from the minds of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It is always a gamble to kill off a lead character from a series at the beginning of a novel. If you didn't know that before you read this review, I bet that got your attention.

Pendergast is back with D'Agosta but this time the crime that they are investigating is very different. The murder that they are investigating is that of Bill Smithback. Not to worry the perpetrator finger prints was all over Bill Smithback's apartment and a security video has the killers face coming in and out of the complex. However, the finger prints and the face belong to an individual who has been dead for weeks. As the investigation gets more and more involved the reader begins to get the idea that the dead or rather the undead could still be walking around.

Meanwhile, Nora Kelly, who barely escaped the assault that killed Smithback, is trying to put her life back together but as she attempts to help Pendergast with the investigation she realizes that her life could still be in danger.

Another excellent story in the Pendergast series! These novels are hard to put down. The gripping story, and the excellent characters rates this novel right up there with their best.

Grade: A
It was OK, but I was hoping to be scared and surprised more. The demise of the main bad guy was a bit contrived. I think this is because the authors didn't say that much about his state of mind. We weren't given too much insight other than to say this character was basically driven by greed in the form making some serious money though a forced real estate deal. Also, there was another interesting character that didn't get to much attention, Kline. Was he a red herring? I thought he was a better bad guy than Esteban, because he cocky and had a nastier and more spiteful state of mind. Couldn't the authors have at least made him an acolyte of Esteban? Hope my favorite authors are not falling into a formula with their writing. I've enjoyed the Pendergast novels up to this point and I enjoyed this one, but it could have been better.

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