Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Review: Blue Labyrinth

November proved itself to be quite the month of reading! I had a variety of new books to choose from, and still have two more to go. Nothing makes me happier than having TOO many books to read. 
It's no secret that the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorites. They are complex, both scientifically and psychologically, and Agent Pendergast ranks up there as one of my favorite literary characters. I would LOVE for Hollywood to make movies out of these books - or at least some sort of HBO series.
Here is a little blurb from on this book:
"A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast’s most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California’s desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family’s sinister past.

But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is soon stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. In short order, Pendergast is caught in a wickedly clever plot, which will leave him stricken in mind and body…and may well end with his death."
This book started off with a bang and continued on in a grand adventure with every passing page. I love how Preston and Child made numerous historical references to events from past books. This was a page-turner at its finest - I could not put this book down and kept finding excuses to dive into it even for just five or ten minutes here and there. Read it! And beyond that, go back and start at the beginning of the series. You will NOT be disappointed.

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