The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Obsidian Chamber

By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Police Procedural
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 140 Ratings)

Description

New York Times bestseller

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 . . .

Reviews

  • Finished with this series

    1
    By Tiff9
    This book ends my desire to read any more Pendergast novels. I have read and loved every single one and have felt they really have had to stretch here to continue this story line that should be behind us. Plots are recycled at this point and this book spends way too much time recounting the past. They should really stick to introducing new and unique mysteries to solve, that is what we love about this series. Instead, they bring back his brother that should be dead. A volcano!! Really? I didn't even want to continue reading as soon as Diogenes entered the story. The ending leaves me quite angry as it is just ridiculous. I do not recommend this book.
  • Not up to the standard

    2
    By GTCYS reviewer
    The first half of the book or so doesn't even have Pendergast really, it's a dry recitation of a cliched race. There are several uncharacteristic plot glitches where things don't fit together. The ending is also a letdown. Coming off of Crimson Shore this was quite a letdown.
  • Another great read!

    5
    By Bobgobblin
    I absolutely hate the fact that I read so fast. Finished this in two days. Now I have to wait for however long for the next one to come out to find out what happens. I will say though it would of been interesting to see where Constance and Diogenes would of gone. Maybe the next one will include a little bit more of D’Agosta.
  • What happened?!

    1
    By MrAnderson1
    Really disappointed with this one. Have been a Pendergast fan since "Relic" but this one felt forced, contrived, and all over the place. The main premise of bringing back Diogenes is in a nutshell: silly. The guy was dead. Not only bring him back, but make him good now??! Rubbish.
  • Excellent read

    5
    By Lynneclaire1
    I loved it , I was sorry when it ended, can't wait for the next Pendergast novel.
  • What a ride

    5
    By SDWill
    With the exception of a few errors in editing, this is a great addition the the P&C collection. Unpredictable and enlightening, it is every bit a mystery-thriller from beginning to end. What a ride...
  • Baited breath

    5
    By Snowraser
    Only half way through and I feel the need to comment😊👍 Impossible to put down, once again. I hope the Pendergast series never end. And after finishing, I would also say I could hardly put the book down. An open ending leaves you wondering as well. 😳😉
  • Man Up!

    2
    By Pendergast-ite
    Read all Pendergast's. Ending strains credulity. Cats have 9 lives, not characters!

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