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Relic (Special Agent Pendergast Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Great Book!

This was a re-read for me. I read it years ago and decided to buy it again for my Nook and it was well worth the money all over again. It was my first introduction to Agent Pendergast who has since become one of my fav fictional detectives and the first but not the last...
This was a re-read for me. I read it years ago and decided to buy it again for my Nook and it was well worth the money all over again. It was my first introduction to Agent Pendergast who has since become one of my fav fictional detectives and the first but not the last Preston & Child book I read. Loved it! Great blend of mystery, horror and police procedural. I have read every Pendergast novel since and can't remember ever being disappointed. I would definitely recommend it.

posted by Crimson151 on April 18, 2012

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11 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Typo's galore

Though I'm only on pg 98, I still felt compelled to stop & write this review. I suppose this story is good enough, but I am so distracted by the typographical errors which abound that I can hardly focus on the plot. I don't know how such a hot mess made it past any sort...
Though I'm only on pg 98, I still felt compelled to stop & write this review. I suppose this story is good enough, but I am so distracted by the typographical errors which abound that I can hardly focus on the plot. I don't know how such a hot mess made it past any sort of editing standard. My 3rd grader could catch most of this! What a disappointment.

posted by 4431421 on January 23, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2011

    Typo's galore

    Though I'm only on pg 98, I still felt compelled to stop & write this review. I suppose this story is good enough, but I am so distracted by the typographical errors which abound that I can hardly focus on the plot. I don't know how such a hot mess made it past any sort of editing standard. My 3rd grader could catch most of this! What a disappointment.

    11 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    GAY ASS CAMP

    CAN I USE THIS CAMP TO WIPE MY ASS?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    STOP!!!!!!

    STOP POSTING ADS A BORGIAS!!!!! ITS RUDE!!!!!!!!!!! Jerks.......

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  • Posted March 21, 2013

    Excellent detective novel - thoroughly enjoyable start to series

    Excellent start to series on intriguing FBI detective with Bond-style but private funds enabling enjoyable action an individual might find otherwise blocked. Great plot and character development but you really must be prepared to buy the next several books as you'll want to continue the story with Reliquary, etc.. Recommend also other books by these authors but Fever Dream and its sequels bring Special Agent Pendergast personal life into your reading orbit. You really will want to read and re-read.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Not my kind of reading

    After reading this gore ridden book that has no plausible story line, I would avoid reading any thing in this series. The Pendergast character lacks any personality and isn't even the main character, didn't see where he added anything to the storyline. Waste of time and money.
    dijet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2006

    Relic

    You remember the first horror movie you ever watched that spine tingling feeling, the feeling that wherever you go. Your being watched by something or by someone, but you just can¿t put your finger on who or what the being is. You remember getting the feeling of death looming in the air. The story begins in the jungles of the Amazon during 1987. Whittlesey is on an exploration to find a tribe called the Kothoga. While traveling in the Amazon Basin he stumbles upon an old part of what us to be the Kothoga Sacred Grounds. Whittlesey starts looking around and finds a figure of Mbwun, a mythological creature, with black skin, three toed claws, and paws that make it look like it walks on all four paws. The crate with all of the artifacts was shipped in a crate to the New York City Museum. Only by the time the crate arrives, Whittlesey and his companions die in a plane crash. Two days after the crates arrival something or someone murders two boys. This is where one of our chief people in the story comes out. Lieutenant D¿ Agosta, a police officer who has a very bad temper who doesn¿t like being told what to do, and is about to get his job over run by someone who over powers him. Two guards are murdered. Then Margo, one of the scientists who work for the museum, is sent a claw to scan for DNA. The DNA comes out to be close to 46% of a Homo sapiens origin. After two officers are, killed a third a mysterious person assumes the role as head honcho. His name is Pendergast. Pendergast is an FBI agent who is sent to investigate the mysterious killing. These authors both did a really good job at putting you in the boots of the victims here. They explained all of the gore, and all of the destruction that the beast from within did to all of the people, the mayhem that it caused all of the deaths that happened because of the beast. I would recommend this to anybody that likes any book that has to deal with killing, suspense, horror, and evil creatures. Plus the Author uses a great sense of life, mystery death, what happens when sacred grounds are crossed. Will the Margo live, what about the really old crippled guy, Pendergast, and even D¿ Agosta Will they figure out who or what is killing them before it kills them? Well I guess you¿ll just have to read it.

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