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Review: Brimstone

Crítica editorial - Bookreporter.com - Roberta O'Hara

If someone asked me to select only 10 authors to read for the rest of my life, first I would beg them to up the number to at least 20. (How can I pick just 10?) Then, when they refused, I would ask if I could count Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child as one because, in my mind, despite their individual talents and accomplishments, they are, when working together, a welloiled writing machine ... Leer comentario completo

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- Brimstone - Enxofre (Ulisseia) - Part One of the Diogenes Trilogy;
- Dance of Death - A Dança da Morte (Ulisseia) - Part Two of the Diogenes Trilogy;
- Book of the Dead - O Livro dos Mortos (Ulisseia) - Part Three of the Diogenes Trilogy

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Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite
How could a reader/listener go wrong with "Brimstone"? It has three factors that ensure it will be a thrill ride: 1. Douglas Preston, 2. Lincoln Child, and
3. Pendergast. Need I say more? For those of you not familiar with Child, Preston and Pendergast, let me enlighten you. Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston make a fabulous writing team. They have each penned tales alone and the books are great but when they form a team they are fabulous. This unstoppable duo has penned 18 books of which Pendergast appears in 12. Pendergast is my absolute favorite character from their novels. How they ever came up with him is beyond my imagination but I’m glad they did. FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast is a tall thin man with snow white hair. He has been accused of being an albino. He is very wealthy and comes from a rather unique family. Pendergast tends to turn up on the scene when something supernatural appears to be at large.
In "Brimstone" Pendergast teams up with his best friend Police officer Vincent D’Agosta to solve a bizarre murder. It appears the devil himself is at work when the victim is found burned to a crisp from the inside out with a hoof print branded into the floor at the scene of the crime.
Preston and Child have a knack for unobtrusively resurrecting characters from previous books. Sometimes it is just the mention of a name and sometimes the character returns for a major role. With each return Pendergast and D’Agosta become more real, more fleshed out, more defined and more real. I have come to love Pendergast and feel as though I know him. Once again my favorite duo has delivered a spine tingling thriller. Don’t miss it.
 

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Well, this must have been the book that Preston wrote while living in Florence! It was good - and really captured Florence well - though the uncertain ending was rather frustrating. And I have the feeling that the loose ends will be a while in being tied up, since this apparently the first book of a trilogy within the Pendergast series. It was great to see the return of some old characters from the first two books. And the open threat of this mysterious brother is very intriguing! I can't wait to keep reading! 

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Forgive my faulty memory but all of these Preston/Child books are running together. I think this is the first book where we meet the psycho brother of Special Agent Pendergrast that leads to "Book of the Dead" and "Dance of Death". Either way - I really enjoyed this book.

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When a Hamptons resident appears to have died from spontaneous combustion in which the body is burned but nothing else in the room of the estate, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned to ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - readingover50 - LibraryThing

Loved how creepy this book was. How the murders were being committed was a huge mystery to me. When the truth was revealed, I wasn't sure if it was possible to kill someone like they did in the story, but it sounded like it could be true and that was good enough for me. Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - jimgysin - LibraryThing

Pendergast continues to be a fascinating character, but the answer to the central mystery of this one ends up being vague and disappointing, and almost an afterthought in many ways. Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - justagirlwithabook - LibraryThing

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 ... Leer comentario completo

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