2008: #17 – Relic (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

19386015.JPGBook #17 was Relic, the first book in the Pendergast series co-written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The back of the book reads:

Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum’s dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human…But the museum’s directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who-or what-is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

This is a series I’ve been curious about, so I decided to take the plunge. This was pretty good, especially in the action parts. I did find myself skimming some of the drier sciencey parts. It kept me interested enough that I’ll continue on with the series.

Page count: 468 | Word count: 111,514

2007: At Bertram’s Hotel (Agatha Christie)
2006: Cerulean Sins (Laurell K. Hamilton)
2005: The Hearing (John Lescroart)

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