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... show more
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?When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences.Confucius once said: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring.
Publish date: December 11th 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 484
Edition language: English
Series: Pendergast (#12)
Copy of this book from my my local libraryTwo Graves is the third book in the Helen trilogy and should not be read out of order. You will not need to have read any of the other Pendergast novels, save the two preceeding this (Helen #1and Helen #2).It took me quite a while to read this book. I loved ...
I believe that I have read every one of the Pendergast novels, and this one was the least satisfying. The genetic manipulation underlying the plot seems to be poorly founded in current work, epigenetic, etc., and strains credulity. The subplots do not add to the story, and are poorly done, the cha...
Well, I was not pleased with this particular installment. So many loose ends tied up with some over the top scenarios. Just wasn't what I had come to expect. Some very bright moments, but not as inspired as previous novels. Almost had the feel of a deadline our quota novel.
The final book in the Helen Pendergast trilogy ties up loose ends nicely, while leaving the door open a crack for more adventures. I really liked it! If you're not reading this series, (along with all the other Preston/Child books)what are you waiting for - you're really missing out!
Over the course of the previous books in the series Pendergast has been led to believe that his wife Helen was killed by a lion and then died at the hands of a murderer. As this book opens we learn that neither of these is true and Helen is still very much alive. At their touching reunion in Centr...