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The Wheel of Darkness

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The Wheel of Darkness

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Douglas Preston
publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
genre:
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

The Wheel of Darkness‘ FBI special agent Pendergast thinks like Sherlock Holmes, fights like James Bond, and looks like Andy Warhol. In his eighth outing, he and his ward, Constance, hunt for a spooky Buddhist artifact on a swank cruise ship. After some grisly murders, Pendergast deploys intellect, fists, electronic gizmos, and Tibetan meditation techniques leading to ”the Doorstep to Perfect Emptiness.” Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s rousing mash-up of high-tech thrills and occult esoterica is aided by Pendergast’s droll, retro charm; his idea of trash talk is calling someone an ”ill-mannered cur.” A-