By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
- Release Date: 2014-11-11
- Genre: Police Procedural
Blue Labyrinth Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
When a longtime enemy shows up dead on Pendergast's doorstep, the murder investigation leads him into his own dark past as a vengeful killer waits in the shadows.
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 . . .
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User reviews about this book
Favorite so far
I absolutely love Pendergast. Great story. Not contrived at all as others have mentioned. Don’t read Relic or Reliquary if this is how you feel about this book. From a psychological standpoint, I can see how this can happen. ECT was common back then. Still used to this day, but only on very rare, rare cases and not in that set up and not so intense. The last few chapters were my favorite. I will say I did skip to the end because I was worried. Then I went back. All was good. Spoil alert.
Addicted to Pendergast
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.
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!
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.
Much too wordy is an understatement. Impossibly contrived. A waste of 10 bucks.....
Blue Labyrinth: A quick review
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.
Brilliant! Great characters and a storyline to die for. Encore! Encore!
Good book for three-fourths then authors went back to same old "chase" scene the use every book.
Another Winning Book
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.
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
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