The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

Large Print - 2006
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When a natural history museum reopens a long-closed tomb exhibit and a series of murders sparks rumors about an ancient curse, incarcerated FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast must face down his psychotic brother.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2006
Edition: Large print ed. 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446579865
0446579866
Branch Call Number: LPF PRE NVD
Characteristics: 852 p. (large print)
Additional Contributors: Child, Lincoln

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Jenkskitten
Sep 01, 2016

A little far fetched for the imagination to be possible or believable for me

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rahmmie
Aug 30, 2013

I think this was a very good conclusion to the original Pendergast trilogy. Fast-paced, all the characters from previous books played a part, even if a small one, and the tidbits of science mixed up with the story are always quite interesting

ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"In this conclusion of the trilogy that started with Brimstone, Agent Aloysius Pendergast is imprisoned, framed for murders committed by his disturbed brother Diogenes, whose singular aim is to destroy Aloysius. At the same time, the NY Museum of Natural History, caught in an embarrassing PR situation, decides to unveil an ancient Egyptian tomb that just happens to be plagued with a curse of insanity. These and other plot points combine to create a story that Kirkus Reviews calls 'fast, punchy, and relentlessly action-packed.'" Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"In this conclusion of the trilogy that started with Brimstone, Agent Aloysius Pendergast is imprisoned, framed for murders committed by his disturbed brother Diogenes, whose singular aim is to destroy Aloysius. At the same time, the NY Museum of Natural History, caught in an embarrassing PR situation, decides to unveil an ancient Egyptian tomb that just happens to be plagued with a curse of insanity. These and other plot points combine to create a story that Kirkus Reviews calls 'fast, punchy, and relentlessly action-packed.'" Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

teacupfaerie Mar 01, 2011

a bit hard to believe, but the ride of the read was worth it!

ivysmudge Nov 17, 2010

I really enjoyed this book, especially for the elements of egyptian mythology woven into the story.

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