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Entertaining romp, disappoining ending
on 5 July 2010
Something has been stolen from a Tibetan monastery and Pendergast along with Constance Greene must track it down. Whatever it is that has been stolen, people are dropping dead and doing the strangest things because of it. Most of the adventure unfolds aboard a cruise ship crossing the Atlantic. I've no problem with the story being 'far-fetched', Pendergast stories are always adventure romps, with a little dash of pseudo-science or supernatural thrown in for good measure, it's just that the ending seemed a little rushed.
High point is when we see a very different (nasty?) side to Pendergast after he's come in contact with the 'object'.