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A new Preston/Child book is like a gift that keeps on giving. Through every story featuring FBI special agent Pendergast, the authors weave a tale of terror so engrossing that putting it down is an act of will. The first half of The Wheel of Darknessfinds Pendergast and his ward, Constance Green, in a Tibetan monastery in an effort to rid their minds and hearts of the horror that Pendergast's brother, Diogenes, put them through in The Book of the Dead. Pendergast is asked by one of the monks to help recover a most valuable stolen artifact, something that could prove to be a threat to the entire world. One slight problem: the monks have no idea what the artifact looks like since no one has dared to gaze at it for centuries. Once Pendergast discovers the missing item's location, the stage is set for part two: the maiden voyage of the Britannia, the largest ocean liner in the world and one that will soon be the victim of a terrifying series of events. Rene Auberjonois, veteran of previous Pendergast novels, is a master of voices and of maintaining suspense throughout. Through his skilled narration, readers will find themselves in perhaps the best Pendergast novel of all. Every library should have this in their audio collection; a great story presented by a great reader.
—Joseph L. Carlson