Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Obsidian Chamber

The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child  403 pp.

This is the sequel to the Agent Pendergast novel Crimson Shore. While all the books in the series connect to one another, this one is has the most direct relationship its predecessor. Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast was missing and presumed drowned at the end of the previous book. Still believed to be missing, his companion, the mysterious Constance Green, has retreated to her private rooms in the basement of Pendergast's mansion on Riverside Drive in New York. An apparant kidnapping by Pendergast's evil brother Diogenes sends Pendergast's aide and security guard, Proctor, on an international wild goose chase. Meanwhile Diogenes convinces Constance of his love for her and takes her to his secret home in Florida. As is the case in all the books in the series, things get strange and people die. Pendergast reappears and Diogenes appears to have given up his evil ways at least until the end of this installment.

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