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The book of the dead / [Douglas] Preston & [Lincoln] Child.

By: Preston, Douglas J.
Contributor(s): Child, Lincoln [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Preston, Douglas J. Pendergast: 7Publisher: New York, New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014Copyright date: ©2006Description: 630 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781455582938; 145558293X.Subject(s): Government investigators -- Fiction | Pendergast, Aloysius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Sibling rivalry -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back ... ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison. To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings--and whispers of an ancient curse--begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Can FBI Special Agent Pendergast stop a cursed Egyptian tomb from terrorizing New York City -- or will he stay trapped in a maximum security prison, punished for a murder he didn't commit? <br> An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit...<br> His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime...<br> A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown...<br> An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala...<br> Memento Mori

Includes bibliographical references (pages 607-608).

The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back ... ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison. To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings--and whispers of an ancient curse--begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.

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Library Journal Review

The combination of Preston and Child has produced one best-selling thriller after another and has created one of the most intriguing characters in contemporary fiction: FBI special agent Aloysius Pendergast. This honey-voiced, seemingly supernatural G-man has faced danger in past novels, but this time he truly seems to have been outsmarted by his diabolical brother, Diogenes. As the book opens (the third in an apparent trilogy), Aloysius is in solitary confinement in a maximum-security prison, Diogenes is plotting a heinous crime against New York's Museum of Natural History, and Aloysius's NYPD friend Vince D'Agosta is in danger of losing his job. When an anonymous donor contributes an incredible sum of money to the museum to enable it to open a long-lost Egyptian tomb buried in the basement, it seems like the perfect time to distract the public from a massive diamond theft from the museum. Master storyteller Scott Brick has read many Preston-Child novels and voices just the right amount of drama and excitement to maintain the incredibly high level of suspense. Highly recommended for every library.-Joseph L. Carlson, Allan Hancock Coll., Lompoc, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.