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The Book of The Dead

by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Book of The Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2006
    464 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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.

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"This entry, tying up many loose ends from its predecessors, is less likely to work as well for first-time readers, but followers of Aloysius Pendergast's previous exploits will find it a satisfying read with a tantalizing, ominous twist at the end." - Publishers Weekly.

"Readers will want to see Pendergast and friends again quickly; an essential purchase." - Library Journal.

"Fast, punchy and relentlessly action-packed." - Kirkus Reviews.

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The final volume in the trilogy that began with Brimstone.

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