Two Graves

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Grand Central Publishing, Dec 11, 2012 - Fiction - 480 pages
39 Reviews

After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world.

But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels-perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture-NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. But why a message? And what does it mean?

When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences.

Confucius once said: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring.

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The three story lines are treated inequitably. - Goodreads
Critics may comment that the plot is derivative. - Goodreads
Please keep writing, need more Pendergast! - Goodreads
What was the point of her plot line. - Goodreads
A much larger plot is at hand. - Goodreads

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User Review  - KVHardy - LibraryThing

I got an email yesterday (I'm on a Preston and Child mailing list) informing me that the third book in the Helen series, from the Aloysius Pendergast books, would not be out until December because of ... Read full review

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User Review  - kevbayer - LibraryThing

Another great entry in the Pendergast series. Extremely painful to see him constantly fail and hit rock bottom, yet somehow it was also refreshing as he is usually several steps ahead of everyone and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, Two Graves, and Gideon's Corpse. Preston's acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence, is being made into a movie starring George Clooney. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm.
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly "strangely entertaining note" from the authors, at their website, www.PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly.

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