In true Preston and Child fashion, Blue Labyrinth starts off with a bang, when the bound, dead body of Agent Pendergast’s most ruthless and manipulative enemy is left on his doorstep. This singular shocking incident sets into motion a dangerous cat and mouse game between Aloysius and a mastermind killer bent on exacting vengeance on the entire Pendergast family, uncovering an ugly and disturbing, long buried family secret.
Agent Pendergast’s longtime friend, Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta is back at the Museum of Natural History, investigating the murder of one of its technicians, who had been helping a visiting scholar with research on the skeletal bones of a Museum specimen. When an irregularity in the bone evidence uncovers an old mystery, D’Agosta turns to his old friend Margo Green to help him solve this conundrum. Could these bones somehow be connected to Pendergast’s investigation? Has Pendergast finally met his match?
It’s always difficult reviewing Preston and Child’s novels without revealing spoilers, so all I’ll say is that Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have done it again; they have created a gripping, fast paced, exciting, heart palpitation inducing thriller. Agent Pendergast is back in full force and back to his old tricks. What I particularly like with Blue Labyrinth is that the authors have come full circle, revisiting characters and places that figured prominently in their first novels, Relic and Reliquary. As a huge fan of this series, this was just an awesome nod to those of us who have followed and loved these stories and characters over the years.
Now that I’m up to date with the series, I can’t wait for Crimson Shore, the latest installment in the series, which will be released in November. Check back here for my summary and review. Until then, click through the links below to learn more about this amazingly talented duo.
I give Blue Labyrinth 4.5/5 stars.
For those following along: Goodreads Seasonal Reading Challenge Task 5.8 – Four Worlds
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are talented writers in their own right and have published many books over the years both together and as solo authors. You can check out Douglas Preston’s body of work here; of note are his Wyman Ford series and Gideon Crew series (also written with Lincoln Child):
You can find more information on Lincoln Child here; check out his Jeremy Logan series: