The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

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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 : Grand Central Publishing, 2014
Edition: First oversize mass market edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781455582938
145558293X
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK Fiction Pre
Characteristics: 630 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Child, Lincoln

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Jenkskitten
Sep 01, 2016

A little far fetched for the imagination to be possible or believable for me

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rahmmie
Aug 30, 2013

I think this was a very good conclusion to the original Pendergast trilogy. Fast-paced, all the characters from previous books played a part, even if a small one, and the tidbits of science mixed up with the story are always quite interesting

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 http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

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 http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

teacupfaerie Mar 01, 2011

a bit hard to believe, but the ride of the read was worth it!

ivysmudge Nov 17, 2010

I really enjoyed this book, especially for the elements of egyptian mythology woven into the story.

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