Search Results: "Douglas Preston"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KRAKEN PROJECT by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Something like E.T. roaming the Internet to save the world, complete with an empathetic kid on a bicycle."
Preston's (White Fire, 2013, etc.) third Wyman Ford adventure sends the investigator chasing after Dorothy, who happens to be an element of artificial intelligence gone rogue. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD by Douglas Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A story that moves from thrilling to sobering, fascinating to downright scary—trademark Preston, in other words, and another winner."
"Once again I had the strong feeling, when flying into the valley, that I was leaving the twenty-first century entirely": another perilous Preston (The Kraken Project, 2014, etc.) prestidigitation. Read full book review >

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GIDEON'S CORPSE by Lincoln Child
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"With sufficient Crews back story to give new readers the low-down, the authors adhere to a winning formula."
When a scientist from Los Alamos' nuclear weapon Stockpile Stewardship Team endures a nasty divorce, converts to a jihad religion and then takes hostages in the borough of Queens, it should be no surprise that he's radioactive.­­ Read full book review >

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THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Action-adventure with a macabre, sometimes-fantastical flair."
Aloysius Pendergast, an enormously wealthy FBI special agent with a go-it-alone, 007-like brief, is presumed dead at sea after helping a Massachusetts friend. Gloom prevails at his fabulous mansion on New York City's Riverside Drive. Read full book review >

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CRIMSON SHORE by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Pendergast is a modern Sherlock Holmes, albeit one preferring absinthe to cocaine. The conclusion of this compelling two-prong mystery assures another crime conundrum is sure to wash ashore."
Amid the salt marshes near Exmouth, Massachusetts, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast finds an antique medallion of Morax, a demon. Is there a connection to the deliberate sinking of the cargo ship Pembroke Castle by desperate town folk in 1884? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIPTIDE by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 1998

"Unstoppable suspense and mystery."
Thrilling adventure of dredging for pirate treasure on an island off the Maine coast, by the authors of the best-selling Relic (1995) and Reliquary (1997). Read full book review >

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CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"One of the best in the series—tense and tightly wound, with death relentlessly circling, stalking, lurking behind every shadow."
Preston and Child's (The Obsidian Chamber, 2016, etc.) eccentric FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast is still on his boss's bad side, which means his next assignment is to aid in what seems to be a routine, albeit bloody, New York City murder investigation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST ISLAND by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Preston and Child keep an eye out for the legendary and introduce Cyclops, mystical humanoid, to stretch the boundaries of the action-adventure novel."
Preston and Child (Gideon's Sword, 2011, etc.) sail Gideon Crew into his third adventure for Effective Engineering Solutions, a "company specializing in failure analysis" that's the brainchild of Eli Glinn, a banged-up ex-military genius who pilots his enterprise from a power wheelchair. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE by Douglas Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2008

"A cautionary saga about how the criminal-justice system can spin out of control."
Meticulous account of the collaboration between American thriller author Preston (Blasphemy, 2008, etc.) and Italian journalist Spezi to plumb a long-unsolved series of murders. Read full book review >

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BLUE LABYRINTH by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Great character-driven crime fiction—readers new to the series won't be entirely lost, and Pendergast patrons will be thoroughly satisfied."
Preston and Child (White Fire, 2013, etc.) return with another adventure for modern crime fiction's most esoteric detective, FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE FIRE by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Jaded crime fiction buffs might find the premise hyperbolic, but beneath the overwrought headlines, Pendergast solves captivating mysteries."
Preston and Child (Two Graves, 2012, etc.) bring back FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, expert in the psychology of serial killers and other criminal deviants. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"One tough journey, luminously remembered, pulled off with a combination of flair, grit, and good humor. (16 pages b&w photos, 5 maps, 25 drawings, not seen) (Author tour)"
Preston, who followed in Coronado's footsteps in Cities of Gold (1992), feels the itch for another rigorous, horse-borne journey—this time through the sere lands of Navajo reservation— and returns with pungent descriptions and curious encounters. Read full book review >