Summary: A Tragic Disappearance
After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachusetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.
A Shocking Return
Sick with grief, Pendergast’s ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive – only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.
An International Manhunt
Proctor, Pendergast’s longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance’s kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.
But in a World of Black and White, Nothing Is as It Seems
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred – and it may already be too late…Read more.
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Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child: The Obsidian Chamber Audio Book Summary
The Obsidian Chamber is the 16th issue of Pendergast Series, written by Douglas Preston co-authored with Lincoln Child.
The novels of the series, have the particularity of having a genre in which they mix mystery, horror and science fiction and be painted a dark tone.
The protagonist, as the name of the series suggests, is Aloysious Pendergast, who is an agent of the FBI, however, is not the classic agent, has a dubious working methods and is especially interested in unusual cases almost always Related to serial killers.
His cases are unusual, his character is unusual, and even his physical characteristics are unusual, is a gray-eyed albino man who comes from a wealthy family but whose members are eccentric people, murderers and demented.
In this delivery number sixteen, Pendergast is missing and is given for dead, the book begins where concluded its predecessor Crimson Shore. Constance because of the loss of Pendergast retires to self-imposed exile in the catacombs under the house he shares with the agent, thinks that the life he knew is over, Proctor does not leave her alone, but respects his duel. It is there that she is captured by someone close to the mansion and that she believed dead. It is about Diogenes, the brother of Pendergast that more than to take it against his will, convinces it and the court so that it yields and agrees to go away with him.
Meanwhile, Pendergast escapes from the drug traffickers who held him hostage. With the help of H, Pendergast begins to trace to Diogenes and discovers that they are in an island of his brother in Florida.
Pendergast, strives to find her fearing that if she does not hurry, she might find her dead, she does not really know what her brother might be capable of.
The Obsidian Chamber, unlike the previous two books, focuses again on Pendergast, which is one of the most original and interesting action characters of suspense books, is extravagant and audacious and most important of all, is that He does not fear danger.
It is a book that, like all of the saga, is read easily, the characters continue to captivate the reader, who always wants to know how they will get rid of the problems in which they are continually involved, in this, one hopes to That Constance and Pendergast can finally be together.
On the other hand, returns an important character that we had known in other books as a villain, this time, the main characters are able to see in him, some kindness.
In summary, it is a book loaded with action, entertaining and excellent to spend a pleasant time next to the characters we met since Relic, and later in the sequel Reliquary in 1995 and 1997.