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Crimson Shore (Agent Pendergast series) (udgave 2016)

af Douglas Preston (Forfatter)

Serier: Pendergast (15)

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A secret chamber. A mysterious shipwreck. A murder in the desolate salt marshes. A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton. Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts. Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be abandoned? A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history. And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only one who truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast, and the residents of Exmouth must face . . .… (mere)
Medlem:Sherri.Dewey
Titel:Crimson Shore (Agent Pendergast series)
Forfattere:Douglas Preston (Forfatter)
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2016), 416 pages
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A recluse sculptor asks Agent Pendergast to investigate the theft of his valuable wine collection, and is refused until he offers a bottle of an exceptionally rare wine as recompense. Pendergast quickly discovers that the theft was to hide a more nefarious crime in a sleepy Massachusetts coastal town, which involves a shipwreck, historical events in nearby Salem, and of course, the occult. Joined by his charge, Constance Greene, they find themselves embroiled in local town politics and age old family grievances. The book has nice pacing, but the whirlwind ending seemed a but slapdash and once again, Preston & Child have left us hanging. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Can’t get enough of this series.

I enjoyed the fact that this episode concentrated on Constance and Pendergast—my two favorite characters, as well as the less complicated and more intimate creepy town supernatural plot-line. Poe related theme another plus.

All of these books are fun.
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  ChrisMcCaffrey | Apr 6, 2021 |
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  5083mitzi | Mar 20, 2021 |
Hokey Smokes! This was moving along as a riveting thriller, then about 3/4 way thru it made a hard left turn and became a horror story. I never saw the ending coming and it left so many questions I'll have to read the next book soon. ( )
  CaitZ | Feb 15, 2021 |
Crimson Shore is a book that leaves the reader wanting more. It stopped on purpose not ending the story. Per usual Agent Pendergast gets himself into an unbelievable adventure wherein all of his cunning powers are required. From the beginning to the end, the reader is involved in the story. Both Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child know how to write a good murder mystery adventure. It is a good story and recommended with four stars. ( )
  lbswiener | Dec 16, 2020 |
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***** 5 out of 5 stars TOP PICK 2015
Review by: Mark Palm
A Blood-dimmed Tide.

Almost a year ago I had the pleasure of reviewing Blue Labyrinth, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. If you missed that review, Dear Reader, than I will once again extoll the singular virtues that make Mssrs. Preston and Child the best pair of authors writing thrillers today. They write smart, sophisticated books full of scientific and historical erudition, but impart all their knowledge without lecturing or slowing down the momentum of the story. Their plots are beautifully structured, but still tense and surprising, and their characters are unique and original, but still believable. All of this is delivered in prose as smooth and clear as a mountain stream. They have been doing this for around twenty years now, working together and separately, and if you want something more from a book, then you, Dear Reader, are a lot more picky than me.

Crimson Shore is the fifteenth installment of the Pendergast books, which tell the story of the enigmatic and brilliant Aloysius X.L. Pendergast, and FBI Agent who works the cases he wants, and has little use for protocol or bureaucracy. Most of the Pendergast books feature a large supporting cast, but this time it’s just Pendergast and his ward, Constance Greene, who find themselves in coastal Massachusetts, investigating the theft of a priceless wine collection. In the wine cellar they find a chained skeleton in a hidden alcove, and from there the game is truly afoot.

A dead body, covered with ritual carvings is found on the salt flats where local legend says the escaped Salem Witches came to hide, leads the investigators to the first step of a long and twisting path through the troubled history of the small town of Exmouth. What a history it is! Shipwrecks, racism, Witchcraft, starvation, mass murder; it’s all hidden deep beneath the granite facade of the myth of New England. Together Pendergast and Constance tease out the details by coming to know the town, and more importantly, it’s inhabitants. The townsfolk are all well drawn and believable, with just the right undertow of secrecy and menace. It’s impossible to divulge much more of the plot without dropping spoilers, but I can tell you that like the old sports cliche, “It’s not over till it’s over.”

Pendergast is his usual contentious and competent self, and gets to shine, especially in a series of excellent action scenes, but for the second book in a row, his ward, Constance Greene steals the show. When Pendergast is sure that everything is over, it is Constance who is sure that something sinister is still out there. She is not as experienced as Pendergast, but she is every bit a charismatic, and dangerous, and even more enigmatic that her mentor. The development and evolution of her character, taken together with the last quarter of this book, left me totally shocked. Near the end the pages were flying by at lightning speed as I rushed towards the stunning finale. It should be tribute enough to say that after fifteen books, Preston and Child manage to keep me off balance.

There is so much I enjoyed about this book that I am unable to convey in a short review, so you just have to take my word for it. Crimson Shore is an absolute stunner of a novel, and while it works as a stand-alone book, I would suggest that you read the previous book, Blue Labyrinth, just to be sure. For your enjoyment I would suggest that you go back and start with Relic. Oh hell, just go and read everything that Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have written, together and separately, just to be safe. Trust me, you won’t be sorry.

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A secret chamber. A mysterious shipwreck. A murder in the desolate salt marshes. A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton. Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts. Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be abandoned? A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history. And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only one who truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast, and the residents of Exmouth must face . . .

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