STORY LINE, THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER:
Once again, Preston and Child have crafted a first-rate suspense novel. In The Obsidian Chamber, Pendergast presumably died in the last book and Constance has gone to ground in the chambers beneath the residence on River Dr. Evil is stalking Constance in the underground chambers; the greatest evil from her nightmares. When Constance disappears, Proctor, bodyguard, butler, and friend, vaults into action. With Pendergast dead, her care and protection falls to him and he takes his responsibilities seriously.
Come along with Proctor and Constance on a roller coaster ride of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. Follow them on a harrowing journey and conclusion.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING,DEVELOPMENT ,THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER:
First I must say, this book is a nonstop action ride filled with mystery, suspense, and emotion. Preston and Child’s character development was spot on as they show the two side of the coin, good and evil. The authors skillfully portrayed the fact each of us have the potential for great good and great evil.
Furthermore with steady plot revelations developed to full potential, The Obsidian Chamber, did not drag or bog down. I found, even-though not my favorite of the Pendergast novels, I could not put the book down as I gorged myself on the story-line. As usual, a surprise ending is in store for the reader.
Preston and Child’s writing styles, so closely tuned, are indistinguishable. I have found this true in all the Pendergast books. If you have not read this series, I highly recommend them. I am champing at the bit, waiting for the next book in this series. Although a stand alone, I do feel prior knowledge of the past story-lines would be helpful, however it would not hinder your enjoyment. Rather, it will send you to the book store for the series.
In concluding the review of The Obsidian Chamber, I found the book intriguing and enjoyable. There are many surprises in store for the reader in this one. Grab this book, a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy several hours of entertainment from the pen of Preston and Child.
RECOMMENDATION, THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER: STARS 4
Final Note, I received this book by way of Netgalley and the publisher in return for an honest book review. All book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on line and on my blog under my name are my opinion.
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