Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Blue Labyrinth

By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  • Release Date: 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 519 Ratings)

Description

Special Agent Pendergast-one of the most original, compelling characters in all of contemporary fiction-returns in Preston and Child's new exhilarating novel
BLUE LABYRINTH
A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast.
It begins with murder. One of Pendergast's most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, 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 Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family's sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined....

Reviews

  • Addicted to Pendergast

    5
    By Ethereal23
    Blue Labyrinth was the first book in the Pendergast series I read. I knew nothing about the series before. I had just stumbled upon the book at my local library and read the first few paragraphs and became immedietly captivated by the character Pendergast and the story. I checked it out at library immedietly, went home and read it hungrily; not wanting to stop until I had read entire book. I loved it so much I went out and bought every Pendergast book in series and starting from the beginning read the entire series over several months. I would highly recommend this book and the others in the series. I also hope they actually do make the books into a TV series. They are just in talks for now.
  • Blue Labyrinth

    5
    By auburngeo
    This book was good enough to keep me awake two hours after my bedtime in order to finish it!! Wow is all I can say!
  • Excellent book, a must read!

    5
    By Sillicacher
    I found this book to be mesmerizing, complex, and addictive. Preston and Child have a way that makes you think that u know who the perp is, but it tricks you! Fabulous and I recommend the book and ALL of the Pendergast novels as well worth the purchase or borrow from ur local library. You will NOT be disappointed. The words used enhance my knowledge of words an oh what fun.
  • Stupid

    2
    By Bill1369
    Much too wordy is an understatement. Impossibly contrived. A waste of 10 bucks.....
  • Blue Labyrinth: A quick review

    5
    By My first review, ever.
    Reads like Conan Doyle or H.G. Wells (that's a good thing). This thing hooks you, reels you in and leaves you gasping for air, like some flounder. I couldn't put it down and loved every minute.
  • Outstanding

    5
    By Sutnerit
    Brilliant! Great characters and a storyline to die for. Encore! Encore!
  • Blue Ending

    3
    By Megwal
    Good book for three-fourths then authors went back to same old "chase" scene the use every book.
  • Another Winning Book

    5
    By Avid Reader on iBook
    Another intriguing book by Preston and Child. Pendergast, the main character, spends a small fortune in trying to discover who killed his son and by doing so puts his own life at risk. The story has many twists and turns that keep the reader on the edge of his/her seat and draws them into the tale. I read until the wee hours in the morning because I could not simply put the book down. I kept wanting more. You will enjoy this story.
  • Blue Labyrinth

    2
    By JVBaum
    I have long been a fan of Preston and Child in general, and of the Pendergast series in particular. The Cabinet of Curiosities, the first book in this series, was quite wonderful. This book, unfortunately, was both contrived and implausible from beginning to end and does not begin to approach the standard set by their earlier works
  • Review: Blue Labyrinth, by Preston & Child

    5
    By Robert Zimmermann
    Blue Labyrinth is the fourteenth book in Preston & Child’s Pendergast series. It seems that with each new book, the authors write an even better and more intense story. I haven’t been so involved with a series before and I don’t see myself walking away from Special Agent Pendergast’s life anytime soon. The complexities of his character and family history, while being slowly revealed to the reader over time, never cease to grow more mysterious and intriguing. The authors waste not time getting into the action with this book. Right from the beginning the reader is thrown into Pendergast’s next case. And for the next couple of hundred pages, the story unfolds with little downtime. For long-time fans, this book is going to be an emotional ride, as well. Pendergast is at his most vulnerable in Blue Labyrinth. A feeling of uncertainty about the story’s outcome gripped me until the very last page. Another thing I enjoyed about Blue Labyrinth was that Constance was able to show how formidable of person she is. She’s been slowly getting more and more involved in the storyline with each book, but I feel as if she’s really stepped out of the shadows here. We also see much of Margo Green and D’Agosta. These books wouldn’t be complete without those two veteran characters. It’s so hard not to dive deep into the story and describe what made this another Preston & Child masterpiece without ruining all the twists and shocking moments for potential readers, so I won’t. Just know that this novel is one of the best yet. It’s a big change from the norm for the series but also such a fitting storyline. I don’t know what these two authors have in store for readers next time, if there is a next time, but I already want to get in line for it.

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