Pendergast, Book 16
Synopsis: A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.
A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast’s ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive–only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.
AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast’s longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance’s kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.
BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .
Review: It has been a long time since I read a book in the series but I have a great time each time. If I am not mistaken, I read the first 7 volumes and I will continue at the occasion. So I was very happy when the opportunity came up to read this sixteenth volume. I have to say that, although I was wondering if I was going to understand everything, I did not have any problems. I found that the authors were perfectly able to present a story that we can discover without even having read the previous novels.
So we find our characters in a new adventure. Pendergast has disappeared and is claimed dead officially. This is already a terrible news to accept for Proctor and Constance but they will also have to face a new threat very quickly. Indeed, Diogene seems to be back, ready to do anything to reconquer Constance (or is it a trick?) And after leading Proctor away, he is determined to achieve his goal.
We follow different characters in the story, seeing them act on their own. I confess that I was very intrigued with Constance and Diogene without knowing what the truth behind all these events really was. I must say that I was surprised by several reversals of situation in the story.
It was very nice to find Pendergast again and as always it is a treat to plunge back into the style of the two authors. We have short chapters that takes us easily in the story. We learn a little more about Diogene and he presents here a completely different facet from the one we know. After so many volumes, the authors surprise us and, as I said, I had a good time.
This is a series that I haven’t started with and I just know it will be right up my alley. Glad you could jump right in with book sixteen and do just fine, Melliane.
I like it, they’re good thriller
This is the first time I hear about it
I haven’t started the series yet and it would probably be hard to catch up, so it’s good to know I could read this instalment and follow the story with no problem. Glad you had such a great time, you piqued my curiosity for sure 🙂
maybe it would be easier to read at last one before
I have not heard of this series before. Great review and I am glad that you enjoyed it.
It’s nice that you were able to pick up the series after missing a few books and not get lost. Sounds like a fun series. Great review.
it’s an investigation each time and well when you know the whole picture it is easier
I think it’s great that you can jump back in again. This series sounds like one I would enjoy!
That sounds really good and it’s an author that I haven’t read yet.
This sounds like a series I need to try. I love a tight paced series with great characters.
oh thats awesome that you were able to get back into this series despite missing a bunch of books. Sounds like great writing and the story itself looks interesting
yes it was fun
This one is new to me, glad you enjoyed.
Wow this sounds kinda good. Not familiar w/ this series, but if it’s a book 16 and you can read it without being lost, that’s a feat on the writers’ part, seems like. Glad this was good!
it’s what is easier with thrillers
Glad these two author’s writing mesh so well together, it sounds like a good one to try. Great review!
Lots of surprises and interesting characters. You peaked my interest.
This is a series that I really want to read. I have one of the more recent books so I might just jump into the series there. I am glad you enjoyed this one.
I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Oh, Preston and Child! It’s been a while since I read one of their books…I had fun too, might be time to revisit them again.
yes it was the same for me
It’s great when you’re able to just jump in to the story without worrying about you not being able to catch up.
I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the books in the series (if any were to follow).
This series is new to me. Glad you had a good time with it. Great review.
Oh man, I read the first book YEARS ago. I don’t remember anything about it, but know I liked it. I should pick the series up again
yes it is a fun series
Not necessarily a series I could see myself breaking my ban of not beginning books that form a series for. However as a stand-alone novel I could see reading enjoying this.
yes I think you can try as stansalone but maybe book 1?
This sounds like a great story. Thank goodness it can read standalone. I’m in the mood for a great paranormal book. This one sounds something I would enjoy. Anyway, awesome review.
It’s not really paranormal, it’s a thriller
That’s really awesome you can jump in and be okay. I’ve been curious about these 🙂