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Mystery Books - Douglas Preston Lincoln Child - The Obsidian Chamber - A Pendergast Mystery

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The Obsidian Chamber A Pendergast Mystery
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Grand Central Publishing 2016
416 pages

 

What a great read!  The Obsidian Chamber is the latest Pendergrast novel by the fabulous writing team of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.  It begins in the Massachusetts mansion belonging to FBI special agent Alonysius Pendergast, who is believed to have met his untimely end. His ward Constance has returned to the mansion to seek safety and isolation under the watchful eyes of Pendergast's loyal staff members.  Unfortunately, all hell breaks loose.  Her peace is shattered when she is suddenly confronted by a shockingly familiar face.  Constance is abducted.

A dramatic and deadly global pursuit ensues.   The plot thickens, and gets better and better with every new development.  There are more than a few secrets and surprises.

Descriptive and very well written, The Obsidian Chamber contains everything you would want in an engaging novel:  Adventure, excitement, suspense, love, lust and rivalry, set against a backdrop of mystery and an intriguing premise about life.  The interconnected characters are vastly interesting.  The reader always wants to discover more and more, to learn about their histories and what drives them.

Suspend belief and delve into this thrill ride.  It is an addictive read that you won't be able to put it down.


J Curran

Other Douglas Preston Lincoln Child Reviews

The Book Of The Dead: Good thriller, better if you have read the first two books in the series.

Fever Dream - A Pendergast mystery: Very good thriller, less weird than the usual Preston & Child novel

The Wheel of Darkness: Agent Pendergast thriller / mystery novel. Good stuff.

The Monster of Florence: Superb investigative novel of a real life serial killer.

Cemetery Dance - A Pendergast Mystery: The zombi did it in this lesser Pendergast mystery novel.

Gideon s Sword: Very good first thriller in new Preston Child series

Cold Vengeance - A Pendergast Novel: Perhaps reading the recommended Fever Dream first would help, but this reader is not convinced.

The Third Gate - Lincoln Child: Curse of the mummy yet again.

White Fire - A Pendergast novel: thirteenth in the series. Can be read separately.Very good.

Crimson Shore - A Pendergast Novel: Cask of Amontillado meets Hounds of the Baskerville and Salem witch trials in entertaining fifteenth Pendergast novel.

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