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Brimstone par [Preston, Douglas, Child, Lincoln]
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Fans of cerebral action adventure novels know that, outside of Michael Crichton, no one delivers the goods like the veteran writing team of Preston and Child (Relic; Still Life with Crows; etc.). As if invigorated by their recent solo efforts (Child: Utopia, etc.; Preston: The Codex, etc.), the two now deliver their best novel ever, an extravagant tale of international intrigue. As their admirers know, one reason Preston and Child thrillers work is because most feature arguably the most charismatic detective in contemporary fiction: FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, a wealthy, refined yet ruthless descendant of Holmes who's very much his own character. Pendergast, as well as other Preston and Child semiregulars, notably rough-hewn former NYPD cop Vincent D'Agosta, Watson to Pendergast's Sherlock, tread nearly every page of this vastly imagined, relentlessly enjoyable thriller. The body of a notorious art critic is found in his Hamptons, L.I., mansion, wholly burned, with a cloven hoofprint nearby: the devil's work? [...] Erudite, swiftly paced, brimming (occasionally overbrimming) with memorable personae and tense set pieces, this is the perfect thriller to stuff into a beach bag.
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Adult/High School–As FBI Special Agent Pendergast immerses himself in the investigation of an art critic's bizarre murder, he conjures up clues pointing to the Devil as the culprit. After several killings in the same ghastly manner, similar clues are found. Pendergast teams up with Police Officer Vincent D'Agosta, with whom he had worked in The Relic (St. Martin's, 1996), and they begin a lengthy, intense, and time-driven search for the murderer. Along the way, D'Agosta becomes romantically and professionally attached to New York Police Captain Laura Hayward (Reliquary [Tor, 1998]). Their story runs parallel to the investigation and adds another layer of plot. The peculiar nature of Agent Pendergast, who always seems to get out of any kind of dire straits, complements and contrasts with down-to-earth, practical D'Agosta, and they act as catalysts for one another. The action moves from New York City to Italy and places in between. The authors are especially adept at creepy descriptions of eerily spooky castle ruins, crypts, and grave robberies. Readers who like ghost stories, hauntings, and other paranormal activities will find themselves eagerly engaged in this page-turner.–Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 524 pages
  • Editeur : Grand Central Publishing (1 août 2004)
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One character, Pendergast, sort of a Sherlock Holmes, extremely clever, plus a former NYPD Lieutenant, with a case apparently involving the devil himself.
Creepy ending :-))
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Had to get the next one! 13 janvier 2017
Par Marie Kohan-Greenstein - Publié sur
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Had to get the next one! This was my 5th Pendergast in a row and I was pretty "Pendergasted out" and said that I was going to a different author for a while after this one. However, the way this one ended, I just HAD TO get the next one immediately!!! As usual, the P&C Pendergast novels are just so exciting you can't put them down and this one is no different. Always a twist or turn with a little bit of romance thrown into the pot, mixed, stewed and Shazam! a super book comes out of it. Love their writing and, all of their grammar is correct too!! I have to put P&C away for a while after this 6th one though. I must "expand my horizons" and read another author for a while. Then, I'll feel comfortable coming back for another bout with Pendergast. Love him! Love P&C!!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Another Impressive Novel by Preston & Child 20 avril 2014
Par Bill Schools - Publié sur
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Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed another Pendergast novel. I am reading the entire Pendergast series in order, and this is just my most recent "episode". As with all previous episodes, this one has incredible characterization and provocative settings, and as has been the case before, a strong hint of the supernatural. I believe Detective D' Agosta comes into his own in this story, becoming more of a main character and not just a contrasting sidekick. My only problem with the characters in this novel, as well as the others, is that there are so many that I sometimes forget who is who. I am astounded by the amount of research that these authors have put into the settings. In each novel, I check the accuracy of the facts presented and they are always precise. I actually feel that I am more intelligent whenever I am reading one of these novels. I rated this novel with five-out-of-five stars when comparing it to other non-Pendergast novels. However, I would only give it four-out-of-five stars when comparing it to the other novels in this series. I don't want to give anything away but when I finished reading, I recall thinking, "Is that all it was?" None the less, another brilliant and totally enjoyable read by Preston & Child.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Love the beginning of the Diogenes Trilogy... 6 décembre 2014
Par Masselyn - Publié sur
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Oh come's Pendergast, what's not to love. Although I do have to say that there are two books I have had a hard time getting through (Wheel of Darkness & Cemetary Dance) I still love the character, I love their books, and as long as Pendergast plays a major role you are sure to enjoy it. I appreciate when our favorite characters tumble into the story too (D'Agosta most of all). Plus, this first book marked (although you don't see him until the end) one of the BEST story lines they have come up with. The Diogenes Trilogy is my favorite!!
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Great novel; one of the better Pendergast books 25 mars 2010
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I agree wholeheartedly with the reviewer that these characters are a modern rendition of Holmes (Pendergast) and Watson (D'Agosta), at least on some level. It's obvious enough that I don't think it's necessary for the authors to "give credit" anywhere in the book. The Pendergast novels that have the Pendergast/D'Agosta team seem to work the best and are the most entertaining to read. Maybe I am biased because I started late in the series (Cemetary Dance) and went back and started reading the earlier ones. In any event, this is a much better novel than its predecessor, Still Life With Crows. The identity of the "bad guy" was a surprise to me (I fell for the misdirection in the book for a while) and the ultimate motivation for the crimes was fascinating. Things do get a bit rushed in the last quarter of the book, but not so much so that it ruins the story. The story leads very nicely in to "Dance of Death." Definitely worth a read, however, these books work best when read in the correct order (Relic, Reliquary, Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life With Crows, Brimstone.)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 exciting, intelligent thriller with memorable detectives 22 septembre 2004
Par audrey frances - Publié sur
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I thoroughly enjoy the thrillers of Preston and Child (Relic, Reliquary, Cabinet of Curiosities, etc), finding their joint efforts stronger than each's solo work, and this latest outing with their remarkable, Holmesian detective, Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast, is terrific. In addition to Pendergast, characters from previous novels are also here, to good effect -- Vincent D'Agosta and Laura Hayward.

The novel begins with the mysterious and apparently sinister death of a widely hated art critic, and continues in New York City and Florence, Italy. A cast of creepy characters are well drawn and the mystery pays off well, with exciting action scenes and believable reasoning in general. The book is not perfect -- I figured out the murder technique instantly and occasionally an otherwise intelligent character does something downright foolish -- but it is still entertaining enough to merit 5 stars, in my opinion, and I look forward to the next instalment in the series, clearly foreshadowed for us.
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