Excerpt from Blue Labyrinth

Can you believe it is less than a week until Christmas? Just a few more days left on the Advent Calendar of Books, so hop over to grab yourself a quick treat!

I’ve just finished the first draft of the next book in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series, and I’m getting Ronnie, the fifth book in the Between the Cracks series ready for release.

On to my teaser. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

My new book today is Blue Labyrinth, a Pendergast mystery by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I haven’t read any other books in this series, but it has some great, eclectic characters and I have been enjoying it. If you like Sherlock Holmes and Ellery Queen, I think you’ll like this one.

Pendergast shrugged free and exited into the sweeping rain, more glass falling away as he did so. He stared ahead at the impenetrable tangle of cars, the sea of flashing lights, listening to the shouts of paramedics and police and the thud of the useless, circling chopper.

The Town Car was long gone.

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Blue Labyrinth

A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast.

It begins with murder. One of Pendergast’s most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased.

The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California’s Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family’s sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined….

Comments

  1. I think I have read one of Preston and Child books. It was pretty good as I recall. This one sounds like quite the thriller as well.

    My TT here: http://nishitak.com/2017/12/19/teaser-tuesdays-miss-laila-armed-dangerous/

  2. I’ve been reading this series for years and it never gets old. I hope you enjoy this one!

    My TT from The Dark Man

  3. I like the sound of this one – and the cover is intriguing, too. My offering this week is an apocalyptic adventure by a surprising author… https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/teaser-tuesday-19th-december-2017/

  4. Kathy Martin says

    I haven’t read any of this series either but this one does sound intriguing. This week I am featuring Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins. Happy reading!

  5. This one sounds like a page turner! Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine:
    “I AM WATCHING YOU”

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