The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

Book - 2006
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As the New York Museum of Natural History prepares for the gala opening of an ancient Egyptian tomb, FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast sits in prison for a murder he did not commit and his psychotic brother lays the groundwork for his crowning criminal achievement.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780446576987
0446576980
Branch Call Number: FIC Prest 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 454 p
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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