i loved it because i liked the idea of ancient structures with secret tunnels and a monster roaming underneath, surfacing every now and then for a quick kill. the suspense was exquisitely paced, the ending elegant, like Pendergast, our mysterious FBI special agent. we get little from him and about him but it just hooks us into wanting more of him. the Pendergast series is hard to classify, though. RELIC is definitely a bio-thriller but the overall theme of the series seems to flirt with the supernatural–the monsters that go bump in the night and our fear of them, about ancient mysteries coming to light and manifesting as a series of murders. eventually, science comes glaring in but leaves dark spots behind.
relic by douglas preston and lincoln child
Posted on February 8, 2008
Posted in: edge-of-my-seat