Two Graves

Two Graves

Large Print - 2012
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After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels--perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture--NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. But why a message? And what does it mean?
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012
Edition: 1st ed., large print ed
ISBN: 9781455513451
1455513458
Branch Call Number: LPF PRE NVD
Characteristics: 723 p. (large print) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Child, Lincoln
Alternative Title: 2 graves

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funkydave
Jul 16, 2016

anyone who loves or has loved conan doyles sherlock holmes will love this series with pendergast. Hes definitley different but as a dective probably without equal in solving crimes of a grisly nature and the author sucks you in and leaves on the edge of your seat, been a long time since i have read such a great dectective, human interset involving story 5 stars

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rahmmie
May 19, 2014

Several unexpected twists that managed to redeem the sudden "resurrection" of Pendergast's wife in the previous book. The book has now put in place another supervillain in place for future instalments

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texasbondgirl007
Nov 25, 2013

It's Pendergast back in action after brief downward spiral and it does get better than this but not by much. It has Pendergast which guarantees a good read! Odd things in life, depressed after ordeal w/ thought to be dead but not wife, bizarre murders in NYC where DNA purposefully left. D'Agosta, a tough but compassionate cop asks his FBI Buddy for help, next thing you know Pendergast finds he has twins & one follows the family penchant for insanity & cruelness. A chase & suddenly Pendergast in S America, a town full of secrets, nazis, experimentation, twins everywhere, nazi underground island mountain blow-up, Pendergast has met his match. Great ending to this trilogy, his son eerily familiar to brother Diogenes and certain to be in upcoming novel. Much better read in correct order but if read alone is still an exciting thrill ride of a book!

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hajia
Sep 28, 2013

The trilogy is tied up with a neat bow at the end. Whoever knew that Aloysius Xingu L. Pendergast was human outside of his undertaker suits, pale/translucent complexion and deep southern acccent. Definately worth the wait. To enjoy this set, one needs to read all the books in sequence. The sequence been:
**Fever Dream
**Cold Vengeance
**Two Graves

amineko Apr 10, 2013

This is the worst book ever! It was so painful to listen to this horrific story. Talk about throwing in some full grown kids, both are so unlikeable. I wish Diogenes was around to put me out of my misery. Better yet, how about locking all of them in a sanatorium along with the writers. Skip this novel and pray for a better.

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nelll
Mar 05, 2013

Once again Preston/Childs do it again - what a wonderful book i really want it to continue. I highly recomment it.

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zipread
Feb 27, 2013

Two Graves --- by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Now here’s a mystery novel that ploughs ahead with a truckload of suspense; Brazilian Nazis; Uebermensch breeding programs; volcanoes that blow up conveniently under the bad guy’s lair and a whole bunch of other improbable stuff. There’s lots of stuff to raise a whole farm of gaenzehaut . But is it a good read you ask? Of course it is. Not only that but P&Cs’ novel will also enrich your vocabulary or send you scurrying to a good woerterbuch

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hart2004
Dec 30, 2012

Wow, bad ending to a bad trilogy. I liked the Pendergast series until the last three books. I can only hope that the next one is better....I won't hold my breath.

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