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4.00019228929494 out of 54.00019228929494 out of 54.00019228929494 out of 54.00019228929494 out of 54.00019228929494 out of 5 4.00 (10,453 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pendergast Novels Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781619698321
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Two brothers: one, top FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast; the other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. There is already an undying hatred between them—now, a perfect crime and the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

Praised as a “ruthless descendant of Holmes” (Publishers Weekly), Agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction’s most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet.

Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds. On the run from federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother. But how can he stop a man that is his intellectual equal—one who has had twenty years to plan the world’s most horrendous crime?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Intriguing…Think Sherlock Holmes locked in a death struggle with his smarter brother, Mycroft. Like Brimstone, this novel doesn’t end so much as simply pause while the authors work on the next installment…Pretty darn good.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Engaging…Listeners need not be familiar with those other offerings to become thoroughly immersed in this story…Helping to orient new listeners is the energetic work of Scott Brick, who flawlessly voices the smooth Southern drawl of FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast and his evil brother, Diogenes, as well as the tough New York accent of NYPD Detective Vincent D’Agosta. Authors and narrator will likely make listeners seek out other Lincoln Child efforts new and old.”

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  • “This is an ambitious novel with a gimmicky plot that could have landed with a resounding thud. Instead, the story soars; the cast of familiar characters…is given a chance to stretch, and the authors deliver an exhilarating finale. Good stuff, and there’s more to come, as the novel’s last lines make clear.”

    Booklist

  • “Goes down like cheddar-flavored potato chips.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/7/2017

    " I loved this book. It kept me listening until I finished it....now for the next one!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig Brown | 2/18/2014

    " First I read the third book in the series, then this book, which is the 2nd book, why, because it is not obvious. Shouldn't an author number them, like they did in Star Wars. I liked this book, it explained a lot in the 3rd book, now I will read the first book, which should help this book. I am a little tired of Preston/Child, the books are so similar. They have a formula that works and they are going to ride the train. Now on to Brimstone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/18/2014

    " Love this book! Diogenes is a great bad guy and it was a fun read. It made me cry out "No" more than once. A must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 2/6/2014

    " A very nice book, unfortunately I've read the last part of the Diognees trilogy first so some of the twists hadn't had the full impact on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Conni Wayne | 2/6/2014

    " I really do hate that Diogenes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darryl Stangry | 2/5/2014

    " My single favorite recurring character in a mystery / thriller series. Agent Pendergast is an eccentric New Orleans bred FBI special agent who mostly resides in NYC. His family has made their fortune from a checkered past dating back to the 1800s in early America. The series features some super natural phenomena along with some plotlines that look super natural only to reveal that the villain was fooling everyone (except Pendergast of course...) Features lots of recurring characters and while any book can be read stand alone, I would recommend starting from the beginning (Relic) if you want to try Pendergast. All the books are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gini | 1/25/2014

    " Not my favorite book in this series. It was good, but left a lot of unresolved issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrad | 1/18/2014

    " I don't even remember seeing this book, becuase it is the second in a trilogy. I couldnt put it down, and quickly moved to the third. I loved it!! Great suspense, great character in Pendergast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 1/10/2014

    " It is really really rare for me to read more than one book in a series, but I love these books. This one wasn't as good as others in the series, but still a suspenseful and action packed mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/10/2014

    " This sequel was not as good as Brimstone but was still a good read overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacque | 1/7/2014

    " The first Pendergast novel I read and I was hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/29/2013

    " Fantastic book. I am thoroughly enjoying this trilogy of books, with each one the story has gotten more involved and harder to predict. I have immediately jumped into the last book and can't wait to see how the series will conclude. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob C. | 12/29/2013

    " Awesome game of cat and mouse between Special Agent Pendagast and his Diabolical brother Diogenes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 12/23/2013

    " The second of their unoffical trilogy. Similar in style to the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Zashkoff | 12/18/2013

    " This is part of the series with the character Diogenes. I loved it. He is such an evil person and the story is a nail biter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 12/9/2013

    " More pure mystery sugar! One more to go in this series and I will be completely sugared out!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Gagnon | 12/7/2013

    " My personal favorite of the Preston/Child books... thusfar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 10/16/2013

    " Yes. The Preston/Child mash-up is an excellent one. Must read more and in order for a change. Huzzah for free books at ComicCon introducing me to this lovely duo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 10/3/2013

    " I like the Pendergast series. This one was really a twist and turns, at times too much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 9/22/2013

    " Not my favorite of the Pendergast books, but interesting. Scott Brick did a lovely job with the narration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maritza | 8/11/2013

    " I love this book! I think I gasped during every single chapter! Book two down, book three here I come!!! I love you Agent Pendergrast! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dauphineot | 5/25/2013

    " more, more, love them all so far "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 5/10/2013

    " Very satisfying book #10 from these authors. It tied in characters from all the books. Great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 4/17/2013

    " Having enjoyed book #1 of the trilogy, I'm looking forward to #2...I love quirky characters and in the best tradition of Agatha Christie...agent Pendergast certainly fills the bill...he thwarts Diogenes, but lands in jail...looking forward to book #3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 3/19/2013

    " Guilty pleasure. Good vacation reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dustin Windsor | 1/16/2013

    " One of my favorite Pendergast books. The black and white, good v. evil, brother v. brother element of this book makes it a real page-turner. I refuse to provide spoilers. Read the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 1/6/2013

    " This was the first book of this series that I have read and I liked it enough to go back and start at the beginning of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 12/4/2012

    " Didn't impress me as much as the ones that came before. Ties up the Diogenes trilogy...may try it again to be fair, but sisn't leave much of an impression. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bert | 11/28/2012

    " Great book ,I love following these charcters. Huge cliff hanger, I wanted to read the page of the next book immediatly. "

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About the Author
Author 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.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.