The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

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Baker & Taylor
In a sequel to Dance of Death, psychotic killer Diogenes faces down his incarcerated FBI agent brother, while the Museum of Natural History reopens a long-closed tomb exhibit, a decision that coincides with a series of murders and sparks rumors about an ancient curse. 200,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit ... his brilliant psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime ... a young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown ... an ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala.

Hachette Book Group
A brilliant FBI agent, rotting away in a high security prison for a murder he did not commit.

His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime.

A young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown.

An ancient Egyptian tomb about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala, an enigmatic curse released.

Memento Mori


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Psychotic killer Diogenes faces down his incarcerated FBI agent brother, while the Museum of Natural History reopens a long-closed tomb exhibit, a decision that coincides with a series of murders and sparks rumors about an ancient curse.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446576987
0446576980
Branch Call Number: Fiction Pre
Characteristics: 454 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Child, Lincoln

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Jenkskitten
Sep 01, 2016

A little far fetched for the imagination to be possible or believable for me

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rahmmie
Aug 30, 2013

I think this was a very good conclusion to the original Pendergast trilogy. Fast-paced, all the characters from previous books played a part, even if a small one, and the tidbits of science mixed up with the story are always quite interesting

ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"In this conclusion of the trilogy that started with Brimstone, Agent Aloysius Pendergast is imprisoned, framed for murders committed by his disturbed brother Diogenes, whose singular aim is to destroy Aloysius. At the same time, the NY Museum of Natural History, caught in an embarrassing PR situation, decides to unveil an ancient Egyptian tomb that just happens to be plagued with a curse of insanity. These and other plot points combine to create a story that Kirkus Reviews calls 'fast, punchy, and relentlessly action-packed.'" Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"In this conclusion of the trilogy that started with Brimstone, Agent Aloysius Pendergast is imprisoned, framed for murders committed by his disturbed brother Diogenes, whose singular aim is to destroy Aloysius. At the same time, the NY Museum of Natural History, caught in an embarrassing PR situation, decides to unveil an ancient Egyptian tomb that just happens to be plagued with a curse of insanity. These and other plot points combine to create a story that Kirkus Reviews calls 'fast, punchy, and relentlessly action-packed.'" Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

teacupfaerie Mar 01, 2011

a bit hard to believe, but the ride of the read was worth it!

ivysmudge Nov 17, 2010

I really enjoyed this book, especially for the elements of egyptian mythology woven into the story.

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