The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston

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A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic, awash in wealth and decadence...

An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning...

An FBI agent destined to confront what he fears most--himself...
 

About Douglas Preston

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The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publisher's Weekly). Coauthors of the famed Pendergast series, their books Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the 100 greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number one box office hit movie. They are also the authors of Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance and Gideon's Sword. Preston's acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence, is being made into a movie starring George Clooney. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published four novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm. The authors welcome e-mail from their readers; you can visit their website at www.prestonchild.com.
 
Published August 28, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 532 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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In the exciting eighth supernatural thriller from bestsellers Preston and Child (after 2006’s The Book of the Dead ), FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast and his ward, Constance Greene, seek peace of mind at a remote Tibetan monastery, only to fall into yet another perilous, potentially earthshaking as...

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Publishers Weekly

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Hachette once again smartly enlists the services of Auberjonois (who won an Audie Award for reading Preston and Child's Dance of Death) to read the latest high-flown supernatural thriller from the bestselling team.

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The Wheel of Darkness is the latest of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's books featuring Aloysius Pendergast.

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Book Reporter

Panic sets in, mutiny is threatened and control of the ship is lost, all while Pendergast sets about his methodical unraveling of the mystery of the Agozyen and its all-encompassing powers.

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Entertainment Weekly

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, ret...

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Nights and Weekends

Though this book can stand alone, there are references to earlier novels involving the characters Aloysius and Constance that might seem a bit confusing.

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Agent Pendergast finally takes his ward, Constance Greene, out of the house that had been her prison and it is now trying to show her the world.

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It is published by Warner Books The story is 385 pages with "A Word From The Authors" in the very back, mostly discussing their other books(which are many)and their choices of timing of the introduction of their main characters.Together they have written 11 books at the printing of The Wheel Of D...

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