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Monday
Aug272018

The Pharaoh's Key by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Why I read this book:

After meeting Douglas Preston and reading one of his non-fiction books, I decided to use one of my first Audible credits on The Pharaoh's Key by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. In hindsight, this last novel in a series was probably the wrong place to jump into the lives of the main characters.

My one sentence summary:

Triple crosses, narrow escapes, and a hidden civilizations stand between Gideon Crew and Manual Garza's last treasure hunt.

Kudos:

The action in Pharaoh's Key is testosterone driven and would give Indian Jones a run for his money. I loved the intrigue and quasi travel blog. Crew and Garza make a wonderful odd couple team and their former boss, Eli Glinn, makes a fantastic dark shadows boogie man.

Quibbles:

I had a hard time determining which character was speaking or narrating at times. Female characters are few and farm between although the ones that are present end up being more than damsels in distress. The three-quarter's turning point took a fast-pace adventure and turned it toward the mystical, something that I hadn't expected or wanted.

Final verdict:

I was a little disappointed by this novel because it wasn't what I was expecting. However, looking at the other books in the series, I should have known that the authors liked to add in the mystical. The ending wraps up the fates of the two characters, Crews and Garza, in a neat little bow. A little too neat for me. This novel may be more for fans than first time readers.

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