Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston audiobook

Blue Labyrinth

By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Read by René Auberjonois

Hachette Book Group, Grand Central Publishing 9781455525898

The Agent Pendergast Novels: Book 14

14.19 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $20.00

    ISBN: 9781478904250

Special Agent Pendergast-one of the most original, compelling characters in all of contemporary fiction-returns in Preston and Child's new exhilarating novel BLUE LABYRINTH A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast. 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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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Special Agent Pendergast-one of the most original, compelling characters in all of contemporary fiction-returns in Preston and Child's new exhilarating novel
BLUE LABYRINTH
A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast.
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....

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Another highly entertaining and genuinely thrilling story from Preston & Child starring their romantic, faintly gothic, and always mysterious FBI agent, Aloysius Pendergast. As always the prose is elegant, replete with exquisite descriptions, and this time we're treated to dashes of historic characters Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde, as well as a positively delicious serving of the great Sherlock Holmes. Through myriad shocks, surprises, twists and turns, the suspense never lets up. Great fun to the last page. Anne Rice on White Fire
Sherlock Holmes fans will relish Preston and Child's 13th novel featuring eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast (after 2012's Two Graves), one of their best in this popular series...easily stands on its own with only passing references to Pendergast's complex backstory. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on White Fire
“Those who have grown to love Agent Pendergast will not be disappointed in the newest installment of his series by Preston and Child. The sharp wit and secretive demeanor of Pendergast are both amusing and mystifying to readers, and the plot unfolds in twists that will keep readers guessing right up to the end. Although this is written as a continuation of the Pendergast novels, it can stand alone for readers unfamiliar with this most unusual, and memorable, character.” RT Reviews (4 stars)
The best Pendergast book yet - a collision between past and present that will leave you breathless. Lee Child on White Fire
“[This] Aloysius Pendergast thriller from bestsellers Preston and Child gets off to a dramatic start…Pendergast’s search for [the] murderer takes him to California’s isolated, eerie Salton Sea, which is skillfully evoked by the authors.” Publishers Weekly
“Preston and Child return with another adventure for modern crime fiction’s most esoteric detective, FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast…[in] Pendergast’s deconstruction of a deadly conspiracy originating with patent medicine and ending with bizarre battles—triflic acid, poison darts, and Sumatran buckthorn as weapons—at the museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden…Great character-driven crime fiction—readers new to the series won’t be entirely lost, and Pendergast patrons will be thoroughly satisfied.” Kirkus Reviews
“Two cases intertwine and hit home for FBI agent Pendergast who, in his own slightly misanthropic way, sets out to solve them. Rene Auberjonois makes this book what it is. No characters have remotely similar vocal qualities; all shine—from a nasal-sounding lab researcher to various police officers and a foreign official. But it’s Pendergast whom Auberjonois really embraces with a consistent narration. The character’s voice is methodical and controlled. At one point, while trying to get close to a source, he imitates an entirely different voice, and Auberjonois shifts smoothly between Pendergast’s temporary identity and the source.” AudioFile
“What Preston and Child are so good at are…solid research, clear swift prose, and enough twists to fill a jar of pretzels. Sit back, crack open the book, and get ready for the ride of your life.” David Baldacci, praise for the authors
“Preston and Child have created a terrific mix of mystery and the unexpected.” Clive Cussler, praise for the series

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Author

Author Bio: Douglas Preston

Author Bio: Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

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Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Lincoln Child is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room, The Third Date, Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fever Dream.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 14.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English