The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead Review

An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit...

His brilliant psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime...

A young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown...

An ancient tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala...

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.

Title:The Book of the Dead
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Sean Gibson

    It’s been suggested (by me) that I am the James Beard of Pendergast reviewers, and I’m inclined to agree with me. Does that mean there should, similarly, be an award named after me? Yes. Yes it do...

  • La Petite Amricaine

    I normally never buy NY Times bestsellers, as it's usually the morons of America that cause the shittiest books ever written to end up on this list. The Book of the Dead was an exception I made. This ...

  • Ginger

    This was so good! I couldn’t put it down. Another epic thriller by the tag team of Preston/Child!Okay, so here’s the thing. I can’t say too much on the plot of this book because it’s the third...

  • Matthew

    I am marking this 5 stars, but it is more like 4.5 stars. I hate to take any stars from Preston and Child, but, while the book was great, I did not care for the climax very much. The story was an acti...

  • Emma

    Usually I really enjoy these novels so I was disappointed that I didn't enjoy this as much. I didn't think the Event that caused so much hatred between the two brothers was that impressive in terms of...

  • Terry

    Great conclusion to the Diogenes Trilogy within the Pendergast series! Nothing like a bombshell ending to make you immediately want to pick up the next book....

  • J.K. Grice

    Another excellent thriller featuring Agent Pendergast....

  • Shaina

    The last of the hair-raising Diogenes trilogy within the Pendergast series. I loved this trilogy. It wasn’t easy on the mind and hearts of those attached to the characters in these books. This last ...

  • Karl Marberger

    Another good volume. Lots of action and good dialogue. Great to see the whole ensemble of recurring characters interact.I’m a little suspicious as to whether or not Diogenes is actually dead....

  • TS Chan

    I thoroughly enjoyed these last three instalments, which form the Pendergast-Diogenes trilogy. I do, however, find myself having to suspend my disbelief at times, and wished that the resolution at the...