Summary

The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison. To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings, and whispers of an ancient curse, begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.
©2006 Splendide Mendax, Inc. and Lincoln Child. All Rights Reserved. (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks. All Rights Reserved
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"Another gripping, action-packed page-turner...with a tantalizing, ominous twist at the end." ( Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. M. Edwards on 02-02-18

Timid end to a great trilogy.

This is the conclusion of the Diogenes Trilogy and it starts with a bang. Carrying on where the last book left off, it sets the scene for Diogenes to be the ultimate big bad for Agent Pendergast. However as the book progresses and the plot unfolds, his lethal and dangerous air seems to dissipate as we get in his head.
There are some good set pieces - the "perfect crime" is nicely executed and following Pendergast in prison, but the last third of the book seems aimless and tepid.
Worth the read if you've read the others.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark Steven Alan Thomas on 14-10-16

Good stuff

7 books read now, and intriguing as always. Nice twists and developments. It is easy to recreate the story in my mind and feel as though I am there with them...

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4 out of 5 stars
By V.A. on 03-01-08

Not bad

Although a bit predictable and formulaic, it's still an enjoyable 'read'. I might suggest, however, you read Dance of Death before reading this one. It gives you a good base for the characters.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 05-09-14

I like this series

I have avoided this book and its predecessor because I generally avoid "man wrongly accused" However, this book was really fun. It had the return of a number of fun characters from earlier books (always a pleasure) and there was resolution.

These books are somewhat formulaic. I don't actually mind this. there is enough fun to keep me interested. I enjoy the development of characters from book to book. I enjoy the bizarre internal logic that the authors keep.

Some of the later books in this series have parts that move grindingly slow. I didn't find that in this one at all. There was no point where I just wanted to cry because I couldn't flip through the pages and ignore the boring stuff.

I highly recommend it.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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