The Third Gate

The Third Gate

by Lincoln Child
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The Third Gate 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books by Child along with collaborations with Preston. Most are good, some very good. But even the prologue in this book makes me regret purchasing it. An author's rule of thumb: if you aren't familiar with a subject but wish to write about it, you must do meticulous research or seek expert advice, not simply look up impressive-sounding words, inserting them wherever. This type of writing really puts off those of us who work in the field which you're pretending to know about. p.s., paramedics neither type blood nor suture wounds. When blood type is not yet known, O-type blood is always used, usually O-neg, as it is the most compatible with all other blood types. Simply writing ideas without putting in the work is shoddy writing, and showing off how little you know about a subject in the first few pages does not make an author look good, even an established and successful one.
CCFL More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books with potential that doesn't produce. I straddle the fence on this, because I am a Lincoln Child fan, and I think the main character Jeremy Logan (an enigmalogist) will be one that would be fun to see again but in this book, the main character in this book doesn't have any character. He gets a great build up, solving the Loch Ness Monster mystery etc, but in this novel, you keep waiting for him to use his skills and he is more of a passive observer....other than feeling a malevolent presence -- he doesn't do much more than take air samples. I think down the road, he will be a fun character to follow but in this debut he gets over shadowed. I actually wanted to really enjoy this book -- the premise is perfect, the plot is feasible, there just isn't a payoff -- I kept reading and waiting for something to happen and nothing really does -- and the end doesn't really tie up the entire plot. Is the March character the one who was sabotaging the station? You assume that is thought Child wants you to have -- but it doesn't explain how or why he caused a generator to explode or why he electrocuted a staff worker -- and that's not the only question left without a definitive answer. Really, that is the job of the main character to pull together all of the loose ends and it doesn't happen. Plus, Logan is an individual with special skills, we never really see any of those on display -- he has misgivings, he has foreboding thoughts, but he never steps up and solves anything -- in fact, it's a minor character that comes up with the critical discovery -- while Logan is in the chamber doing nothing more than observing and again feeling that evil presence. It wasn't a bad read, it was just one of those books that left you with a "that's it?" feeling at the end, instead of a "that's good".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most accurate review is lots of potential with little payoff. Kept waiting for the crescendo but it didn't really happen. Too predictable at times and too impossible at other times.
MollyMW More than 1 year ago
I have read most of the Child and Preston books. This is without a doubt a triple-bogey ....don't waste your money....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Far-fetched plot. Uncompelling characters. Predictable outcome. Save your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child write a book together, they create gold. When Lincoln Child wrote this book, he must have been very ill, and ingested way too many medications at once. This was, by far, the most boring, infantile, disappointing excuse for a book that I've had the displeasure of reading in years. The only reason I continued reading it until the end, was because I purchased it on my NOOK, (NOOK purchases cannot be returned) and I figured I'd get my money's worth. NOT AT ALL. If you are reasonably intelligent; if you enjoy a good, mentally-stimulating read; if you DO NOT enjoy being led along by the nose through scenes that a child would be bored with, please save yourself the time, the money .toward pl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay, but I expected more from the hype. To much non-detail and not enough story dialog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Preston and Child are favorite authors, and while the book was not poorly written, like the recent Gidein series, it was also not compelling like much of their other work. Lincoln Child has had solid solo effort and with this new character has the potentisl for some entertaining stories, but as has been said in other reviews, here the main character is little more thsn a passive observer. I hope Mr. Child will try again wuth thid character, but with more insight into hus unique skills.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great action and suspense! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, i started getting into the story at about 220 pages in; the novel has 280 pages. The progression is very linear . No suspense. The only commendable thing was that he does paint a good picture. I means i was scared and had to turn my back against the wall. Didnt invest in the characters at all. So, yeah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many potentially interesting plot lines and backstories that are never fully developed. Abrupt ending that is ultimately unsatisfying.
eagle3tx More than 1 year ago
Started OK, downhill from there. The underlying premise of an undiscovered Egyptian tomb sounded great. The few characters who were described in any depth were realistic and sympathetic and interesting. The wealthy and successful treasure hunter Porter Stone character especially was well-conceived and gave me hope something big was on the horizon. An 'enigmalogist' as a main character was a little off, but I easily identified with the two main female charaters who were the soul of the storyline. Unfortunately, as the book rattled toward the conclusion, the twist ending that was foreshadowed throughout was twisted beyond plausibility and became instead a distraction. Suspension of disbelief is not enough to get you through this book. I truly expected more from this author, who I have read consistently for years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read. Captured the imagination. Highly recommend!
ALY259 More than 1 year ago
This book captured and held my attention from start to finish. Glad the ending fitted the story line. Hope this becomes a series!
Pookielani More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Lincoln Childs' new book "The Third Gate". He always takes the time to include factual information, which he skillfully blends with his fictional story, to create a truly captivating, and believable book. Mr. Child also writes with Mr. Douglas Preston and together they put out wonderful reading experiences both fact and fiction.
sand7s More than 1 year ago
Very good book with great story line. was sorry to see it end.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Fun story. Holds on to you all the way to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love ALL these books whether written as individuals or by collaboration. These guys really cook! Thanks. P. Jan Hall
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's ok not the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was all ready to snuggle in with a Lincoln Child story on an ancient Egyptian king and instead got one on near death experiences at CTS laboratory. What gives?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one was predictable, as other reviews stated. It didn't make it any less fun to read though. I don"t read these books for their historical accuracy either. Sorry for those with their panties in a twist over fictional story. But in the future, I'll stick to the Preston/Child novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be fun, but predictable in many ways. The characters were a little hard to keep track of, especially in the beginning, and it was a bit too obvious who couldn't be trusted. I had been looking for an archaeological thriller when I choose this one, and had previously read and enjoyed THUNDERHEAD by Preston & Child, so I thought this would be an excellent choice. Sadly, it didn't grab me like a thriller should. It was alright, it just took too long for things to really start to happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is well written and enjoyable. If you enjoy the subject matter you should enjoy this one.