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The Wheel of Darkness

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<b>At a remote Tibetan monastery, FBI Special Agent Pendergast must find a powerful and ancient artifact before it falls into the wrong hands.</b> <br /> A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic, awash in wealth and decadence... <p></p>An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning... <p></p>An FBI agent destined to confront what he fears most--himself...

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3.4 out of 5 stars
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Most helpful positive review
I just finished reading the eighth book in this series, and I thought rather than reviewing all eight individually, or reviewing the eighth without giving you any background, I would review the series as a whole instead. Aloysius Pendergast is an FBI agent with a decidedly unorthodox approach. The crimes he investigates tend to be not entirely of this world. Not that there are ghosties and ghoulies, but rather strange forces that cannot be entirely explained by logic. These books have that perfect balance of scary where they are definitely creepy, but they aren't going to give you nightmares. I love them! The action is fast paced and these books are total page-turners, guaranteed to keep you up all night reading. Pendergast himself has the potential to be one of the iconic sleuths. His eccentricities and strange methods make the books stand out from the crowd. Lincoln and Child, who each have books published solo, make a dynamic writing team! I abosolutely recommend this series. For the most part, the novels in this series are stand-alone and can be read out of order without too much trouble. However, I think they're better in sequence: 1. Relic 2. Reliquary 3. The Cabinet of Curiosities 4. Still Life With Crows 5. Brimstone (Diogenes Trilogy Book One) 6. Dance of Death (Diogenes Trilogy Book Two) 7. The Book of the Dead (Diogenes Trilogy Book Three) 8. The Wheel of Darkness 9. Cemetary Dance

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At a remote Tibetan monastery, FBI Special Agent Pendergast must find a powerful and ancient artifact before it falls into the wrong hands.
A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic, awash in wealth and decadence...

An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning...

An FBI agent destined to confront what he fears most--himself...
At a remote Tibetan monastery, FBI Special Agent Pendergast must find a powerful and ancient artifact before it falls into the wrong hands.

A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic, awash in wealth and decadence...

An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning...

An FBI agent destined to confront what he fears most--himself...

Specifications

Series Title
Special Agent Pendergast
Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
704
Author
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Is Large Print
Y
ISBN-13
9780446581417
Publication Date
August, 2007
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.02 x 5.98 x 1.88 Inches
ISBN-10
0446581410

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1 customers found this helpful
I just finished readin...
I just finished reading the eighth book in this series, and I thought rather than reviewing all eight individually, or reviewing the eighth without giving you any background, I would review the series as a whole instead. Aloysius Pendergast is an FBI agent with a decidedly unorthodox approach. The crimes he investigates tend to be not entirely of this world. Not that there are ghosties and ghoulies, but rather strange forces that cannot be entirely explained by logic. These books have that perfect balance of scary where they are definitely creepy, but they aren't going to give you nightmares. I love them! The action is fast paced and these books are total page-turners, guaranteed to keep you up all night reading. Pendergast himself has the potential to be one of the iconic sleuths. His eccentricities and strange methods make the books stand out from the crowd. Lincoln and Child, who each have books published solo, make a dynamic writing team! I abosolutely recommend this series. For the most part, the novels in this series are stand-alone and can be read out of order without too much trouble. However, I think they're better in sequence: 1. Relic 2. Reliquary 3. The Cabinet of Curiosities 4. Still Life With Crows 5. Brimstone (Diogenes Trilogy Book One) 6. Dance of Death (Diogenes Trilogy Book Two) 7. The Book of the Dead (Diogenes Trilogy Book Three) 8. The Wheel of Darkness 9. Cemetary Dance
Most helpful negative review
Ive read a whole bunc...
I've read a whole bunch of books with Special Agent Pendergrast and Constance - and I think it's time they retired him. This book just got downright silly. I do like this series of books, tho. Pendergrast is strangely engaging.
Most helpful positive review
1 customers found this helpful
I just finished readin...
I just finished reading the eighth book in this series, and I thought rather than reviewing all eight individually, or reviewing the eighth without giving you any background, I would review the series as a whole instead. Aloysius Pendergast is an FBI agent with a decidedly unorthodox approach. The crimes he investigates tend to be not entirely of this world. Not that there are ghosties and ghoulies, but rather strange forces that cannot be entirely explained by logic. These books have that perfect balance of scary where they are definitely creepy, but they aren't going to give you nightmares. I love them! The action is fast paced and these books are total page-turners, guaranteed to keep you up all night reading. Pendergast himself has the potential to be one of the iconic sleuths. His eccentricities and strange methods make the books stand out from the crowd. Lincoln and Child, who each have books published solo, make a dynamic writing team! I abosolutely recommend this series. For the most part, the novels in this series are stand-alone and can be read out of order without too much trouble. However, I think they're better in sequence: 1. Relic 2. Reliquary 3. The Cabinet of Curiosities 4. Still Life With Crows 5. Brimstone (Diogenes Trilogy Book One) 6. Dance of Death (Diogenes Trilogy Book Two) 7. The Book of the Dead (Diogenes Trilogy Book Three) 8. The Wheel of Darkness 9. Cemetary Dance
Most helpful negative review
Ive read a whole bunc...
I've read a whole bunch of books with Special Agent Pendergrast and Constance - and I think it's time they retired him. This book just got downright silly. I do like this series of books, tho. Pendergrast is strangely engaging.
1-5 of 34 reviews

An exciting entry in t...

An exciting entry in the Pendergast series, benefitting greatly from the prime location in the novel, on an ocean-going super-liner crossing the Atlantic. Throw in a supernatural influence which was more common in the early Pendergast stories and the result is a wild ride. FBI Agent Aloyisius Pendergast and his ward, undergoing a retreat at a remote Tibetan monastery, are asked to retrieve a powerful item that has been stolen by a recent visitor and get it back because its release will trigger the end of the world. The trail leads to the Britannia where things get very complicated, starting with narrowing the search among a couple thousand passengers and crew. Great story. I always enjoy Pendergast stories...the ocean liner setting made me return to reread this after having enjoyed it some years ago shortly after it first came out. Highly recommended.

Again, part of the Pen...

Again, part of the Pendergast series of stories. Centered around a missing monastery object, an evil brother and the good FBI guy trying to catch him. Mystery, action, suspense, intrigue -- it's got a little bit of everything with some very accomplished and colorful characters. Don't try to analyze too much and just go for the ride.

I just finished readin...

I just finished reading the eighth book in this series, and I thought rather than reviewing all eight individually, or reviewing the eighth without giving you any background, I would review the series as a whole instead. Aloysius Pendergast is an FBI agent with a decidedly unorthodox approach. The crimes he investigates tend to be not entirely of this world. Not that there are ghosties and ghoulies, but rather strange forces that cannot be entirely explained by logic. These books have that perfect balance of scary where they are definitely creepy, but they aren't going to give you nightmares. I love them! The action is fast paced and these books are total page-turners, guaranteed to keep you up all night reading. Pendergast himself has the potential to be one of the iconic sleuths. His eccentricities and strange methods make the books stand out from the crowd. Lincoln and Child, who each have books published solo, make a dynamic writing team! I abosolutely recommend this series. For the most part, the novels in this series are stand-alone and can be read out of order without too much trouble. However, I think they're better in sequence: 1. Relic 2. Reliquary 3. The Cabinet of Curiosities 4. Still Life With Crows 5. Brimstone (Diogenes Trilogy Book One) 6. Dance of Death (Diogenes Trilogy Book Two) 7. The Book of the Dead (Diogenes Trilogy Book Three) 8. The Wheel of Darkness 9. Cemetary Dance

Another great read in ...

Another great read in the Pendergast series. While some of these books aren't always a 5-star read, they're still incredibly enjoyable and I always find myself looking to grab the next one of the series at Barnes & Noble when it gets released each year. Hats off to Pendergast and all of his investigations.

Ive read all the book...

I've read all the books in the Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child Pendergast series up to this one (so far). I've always been impressed by the way in which there is a hint of the supernatuaral in the investigations, yet the solution has always turned out to have a very earthly base. Consequently, I was disappointed to discover that in this book they had finally succumbed to employing supernatural elements to explain away the bizarre happenings. Still a well told story, but disappointing.

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