Book Review – Cemetary Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Posted: March 23, 2010 in Book Reviews

Cemetery Dance is the latest addition to the Agent Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. And after The Wheel of Darkness, which I read but didn’t love as many I know have said, this is a work of art comparatively and a return to the Preston/Child of old. Which is a very good thing!

Our beloved Agent Pendergast returns to action in New York when two of his friends are attacked by what appears to be, wait for it, a zombie. Craziness then ensues as Pendergast and D’Agnosta run around the city investigating a cult that lives in an old abandoned castle in the middle of New York City and a ghastly murder or two. I’m hopefully not going to spoil it for you, but long-time readers be prepared for some surprises.

What can I say about this book that long time reader’s don’t already know? As I said before, this is a return to form for Preston/Child. This story is fast-paced and full of surprises, action, and adventure. Their style is very easy to read and the story unfolds quickly before you  so you want to keep reading to see what happens.

If you haven’t read a Pendergast novel or any Preston/Child collaboration, this is a great time to start. This book stands alone, but I’ll guarantee you’ll go back and read them all from the beginning.

Up next: This is kind of like a choose your own adventure. Either it will be The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger or Impact by Douglas Preston. It just depends on which one I get done reading first.


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