Wow. This is the 16th Pendergast outing. I have remained loyal throughout with a few disappointments along the way. The Obsidian Chamber is one of those disappointments. I believe the authors are not only complacent but they are growing contemptuous of their once-fan base. It is almost like they want us to rise up and demand more of them. That is exactly what I am doing in this review.
Guys, please return to the fire and magic of The Cabinet of Curiosities. You are stuck in a narrative loop. You need a breakout premise. There are hints that you may take Constance and Procter on their own adventures. Who knows? That may work but I am not sure I would dial in. Pendergast is still the draw. This avatar mix of Sherlock Holmes, Jason Bourne, Spooky Mulder and Dr. Laszlo Kreisler has been fun but now he is a drag. Hopefully, you can rekindle this series...so many are hoping you do.