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I usually enjoy the Pendergast novels, but this one was a far cry from the others. It seems that in each novel the sidekick cop keeps getting more child like. Unable to control his emotions to the point that in the next book I expect his bladder to fail. What happened to the mystery and good story telling. The hero to has become too human and fails to live up to the character that was developed in the earlier novels. I have already purchased the next, but unless things change it will be the last.
I have always enjoyed the Agent Pendergast books but this was nothing short of terrible. Rather than relating the plot, let me just say that the characters are thin and basically unbelievable. There is nothing to intelligently follow and the story line is convoluted and contrived. Pendergast is almost ancillary to the events of the book and D'Agosta is just mad and irrational throughout. While in the past the detective work has been interesting to follow, here they just stumble along.
While not trying to spoil anything, I do want to note that giving someone a lobotomy will not make them into a super-killer, it will render them instead a dysfunctional mess. I like stories that push the envelope, but I want them to make some sense, and this one just doesn't.
I eagerly awaited this latest from two of my favorite authors but found it very disapointing. This was obviously a rushed job, using the same plot twist at the end of every other chapter. How often can a main character "fade into darkness" at the end of a chapter and it not be dramatic or even eventful? I got to the point where I didn't even read the book, just skimmed for the plot twists. It was tiring.