Nding colonAnd yet it s still entertaining It s still Pendergast I didn t tear through it uite as uickly as normal but I blame global pandemics and a subseuent utter lack of reading time for that than I do shortcomings in the story though there were a igher number of
those than usual for a pendergast book i than usual for a Pendergast book I that I m a little weary of the Helen storylines I ll be glad when we can get Pendergast back to investigating crimes that don t involve people with whom Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England he repeatedly fornicated or who were unknowingly produced fromis apparently exceptionally strong swimmers So onward ever onward We ll call it 35 stars but round up because Preston and Child are just so damn good at what they do What the f % indeed Agent A X L PendergastOne thing I can say for where this series stands and what this book stressed to me pay attention to every detail from every book you never know when something is going to come back and be an important element Remember that Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 hobo that sneezed in book 5 Yeah that s probably important in book 15 Seriously Preston Child weave uite a webI cannot say too much about this book without spoilers Just mentioning a character at this point could be a spoiler I was talking to a friend whoas already completed the series and I remember The Dolce Diet him saying that a book farther along in the series seemed to be all about a certain character At one point during this book I was certain that character was going to die I thankedim for ruining that suspense for me I am in the middle of discussing the earlier books in this series Hello Ginger and Terry and I Brave Enough have to be very careful about what I sayThat all being said this book is great this series is great you cannot go wrong if you like mystery and suspense Where you can go wrong is starting in the middle Go back and start from the beginning you will not regret itHere is a fun spoiler it is pretty big stretch but is a big clue to one of the key plot points of this book CLICK IF YOU DARE view spoileride spoiler What a great conclusion to the Helen trilogy 5 STARS Two Graves is the 3rd book in the Helen Pendergast trilogyWarning Warning Do not start with this book at any time unless you ve read the rest of the series and especially the Helen trilogyThe amount of details and plots in the Pendergast series amazes me It can be so complex and I m not sure what to say in this review that is safe This whole trilogy is full of spoilers and it would be terrible of me to give something away to new readers Trust me the shock factor is one of the best things about the Pendergast seriesThe action was just excellent in Two Graves along with the reoccurring characters The character of Pendergast Spunk has come a LONG way from the beginning of this series starting with Relic I ve really enjoyedis journeyThe series even added a few new characters that I could see coming up again in the plot with upcoming books I m looking forward to thatIf you like suspense mystery and just bad ass action check this series outIt s been a fun and crazy rid. E responsible His journey takes The Kafka of 238th Street him deep into the trackless forests of South America wheree ultimately finds The Letters to the Thessalonians himself face to face with an old evil that rather thanaving been eradicated is stirring anew and with potentially world altering conseuencesConfucius once said Before you embark on a journey of revenge first dig two graves Pendergast is about to learn the ard way just ow true those words still ring. I Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, had to stay up and finish it More on this later Night mild spoilersLike many of the other reviewers I am pleased that the Helen trilogyas concluded The last book was a cliffhanger and I was impatiently waiting for this final installment I read this one as I ave the others in about two days While it was a fast and fun read I find the antics of AXLP to be rather obnoxious these days I firmly believe that a reader
can and should suspend reality in favor of a good book and should suspend reality in favor of a good book I find that my suspension of reality is exceeding even the most avid reader when it comes to Preston ChildWithin the first few chapters I laughed out loud at a most inappropriate action scene and promptly announced that my favorite special agent ad jumped the shark Indeed all of the adventures are starting to disappoint I miss the agent from Still Life with Crows I miss the weird family stories from Cabinet of Curiosities Where Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, has that Pendergast goneAnd don t get me started about Corrie Swanson What was the point ofer plot line I wanted to skip those chapters if she appears again I may just do that I am intrigued by the twins and by Constance s child so I will read the next book But I am not as impatient as I once was An excellent conclusion to the Helen trilogy as well as a continuation of the overall Pendergast story Again another book filled with thrilling action great characters and a fun mystery that The Temple of Death had me all over the map trying to figure out For me just the right amount of fun both the book and the terrific buddy read with Ginger and Matthew to keep me coming back for I can t wait for the next installment This book continues the impressive Pendergast series A very splendid tale I think my crush on Pendergast is over for the very simple reason that the authors deviated too far from what every gothic writer worther salt knows less is Especially when you are dealing with a gothic Venus Blueprint hero Like Pendergast I miss the enigmatic Pendergast of earlier novels the man of mystery the unexplored countryI know Ok Preston and Childs are not stretching my imaginationrather they are beginning to make my imagination balk at the continu This was definitely one of the sour tasting Pendergast novels Iad several upsets along the way Some of the wording in the book was very repetitive not just used often but used close together as well For example As Shame On Her Volume 3 he dove under the water the propeller missedis Bisk CPA Review head by inches He breached the surface and a gunshot rang out missingis ead by inchesThere were a lot of missed by mere inch moments I feel overall revelations in this book jump the shark perhaps even a few times Also if the Dr Felder and Corrie Swanson side stories were deleted altogether this book in the series would be uite short Those little jumps in the story were extremely boring to me and provided absolutely no forward movement for the plot If they are going to be expounded upon in subseuent novels the authors should ave just put those elements into the next oneI usually enjoy finishing a Pen. After The Medieval Forest his wife Helen is brazenly abducted beforeis 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 The Road Beyond Ruin his New York apartment and shuts out the worldBut when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattanotels perpetrated by a boy. Dergast novel and comparing notes with my sister Discussing which parts I enjoyed which parts I Backlash had unanswered uestions on and we deliberate ourypotheses With this one now concluded and I look back on it there really wasn t too much to really enjoy compared to earlier works One statement that stuck out like a ugly grotesue thumb was when D gosta was looking into this serial killer and Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, he says toimself in an inner monologue Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, how thate and Pendergast In Defense of Food had worked on several cases in the past but this one was the most strange When that line came out Iad my own inner monologue that went something like this Wait old up Seriously the strangest Some douchebag serial killer is murdering people and leaving body parts at the crime scene and a message That is weird but remember that case where something was killing people and removing their brains and taking a large bite out of it Or when some guy was stalking people and removing sections of their spines and creating some bizarre formula to slow the aging process Or when there was the possibility of zombies roaming the streets of NY Or even stranger still people being murdered by a possible
those cases strange but thisdemonnow those cases
little serial killer didn t seem very interesting at all and even less interesting wasserial killer didn t seem very interesting at all and even less interesting was the serial killer turns out to be That individual would be the flying leap over the shark I mentioned Further I just don t think the concept of the whole Nazis being involved grasped me I m oping they fix their formula for the next Pendergast novel and give us another top notch stand alone Overall the wait for this newest edition seemed very anti climatic You ever Black and White had a garbage plate It starts with a starchy base think mac and cheese fried potatoes or baked beans topped with proteinot dogs cheeseburgers eggs or whatever and then covered with meat sauce onions mustard and ketchup served with some white bread to sop up all the leftover sauciness It s an absurdly over the top study in American excess that s by turns enchanting revolting nonsensical delightful and prone to inducing The Color of Water heartburn and regret And in keeping with my grand tradition of using food metaphors for Pendergast books the eating euivalent of reading Two GravesLook I m all in on Pendergast I m twelve books in and not about to stop now I long ago recognized that willing suspension of disbelief is to this series what Instagram is to Kylie Jenner namely the foundational construct upon which everything else relies and without which existence would immediately cease Generally I m fine with that especially because it allows Preston and Child to play with supernaturalextranormal angles that blur the edge between reality and fantasy in a very compelling wayand then came the secret children Nazis in remote Brazilian strongholds genetically engineered super twins and Rambo esue paramilitary shenanigans Willing suspension of disbelief More like total abandonment of the frontal lobe Or in the case of the garbage plate total lack of regard for the desce. Who seems toave an almost psychic ability to elude capture NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks is friend Pendergast for elp Reluctant at first Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from is wife's kidnappers But why a message And what does it meanWhen the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast the FBI agent filled anew with vengeful fury sets out to track down and destroy thos.