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ISBN13: 9780812542837
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Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast.

When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. The trail soon leads deep underground, where they will face the awakening of a slumbering nightmare.

Review:

"Preston and Child carry off this sequel with great energy and panache....Lifts this thriller into a category all its own." Chicago Tribune

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"Reads like a summer roller-coaster flick." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"Hits all the right buttons for those looking for thrills and chills from things that go bump in the night." The Orlando Sentinel

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"[H]igh on suspense and tremendous fun in parts..." Publishers Weekly

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"A frightening sequel to the Relic, it's a terrific read on its own." School Library Journal

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"Preston and Child skillfully play subplots against each other....Although Reliquary is a sequel, its exposition carries us easily into the new plot and excites interest in seeing what Preston and Child come up with next..." Booklist

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"Ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night..." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beat. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. The trail soon leads deep underground, where they will face the awakening of a slumbering nightmare.

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"The Chicago Tribune" calls "this follow-up (to "The Relic" is) every bit as good and in some ways better. Preston and Child carry off this sequel with great energy and panache . . . their portrait of the underground dwellers lifts this thriller into a category all its own". "This should do for the New York Subway system what "Jaws" did for Long Island beaches". says "Booklist".

About the Author

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are coauthors of the bestselling novels Relic, Mount Dragon, Reliquary, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Ice Limit, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, and Brimstone. Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the Museum of Natural History. Lincoln Child is a former book editor and systems analyst who has published numerous anthologies of ghost stories and supernatural tales.

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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is the sequel to Relic. As was hinted at the end of Relic, New York City's problems with The Museum Beast are far from over. Someone (or something) is stalking individuals in and under the streets of New York, leaving gruesome crime scenes and headless corpses. The murders are disconcertingly similar to those that rocked the Natural History Museum eighteen months before, and the search for answers will lead Margo Green, Agent Pendergast, and Vincent D'Agosto into the very depths of the tunnels that honeycomb New York, where something terrible is brewing.

The underground setting of this installment definitely adds a lot to it -- the cat and mouse games under the city are wonderfully creepy and claustrophobic. Overall, though, I didn't think this was quite as good as Relic; I felt like there were too many characters to follow. This sounds silly, but I also found parts of it stretched my disbelief just a little too far. Not the monstrous aspects, it's just some of the plot points had me going, "Oh, come on." It may just be that I'm reading too many of Preston & Child's novels one after the other, but I've also started to notice that the way they set up a lot of their situations are kind of transparent. You can see them setting things up to put the most people possible in danger, and it's sometimes slightly contrived. But don't get me wrong, I still really enjoyed it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812542837
Author:
Preston, Douglas J.
Author:
Child, Lincoln
Author:
Preston, Douglas J.
Author:
Preston, Douglas
Publisher:
Tor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Civilization, Subterranean.
Subject:
Civilization, Subterranean -- Fiction. .
Subject:
Underground homeless persons
Subject:
Natural history museum curators
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Relic
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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Product details 480 pages Tor Books - English 9780812542837 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Preston and Child carry off this sequel with great energy and panache....Lifts this thriller into a category all its own."
"Review" by , "Reads like a summer roller-coaster flick."
"Review" by , "Hits all the right buttons for those looking for thrills and chills from things that go bump in the night."
"Review" by , "[H]igh on suspense and tremendous fun in parts..."
"Review" by , "A frightening sequel to the Relic, it's a terrific read on its own."
"Review" by , "Preston and Child skillfully play subplots against each other....Although Reliquary is a sequel, its exposition carries us easily into the new plot and excites interest in seeing what Preston and Child come up with next..."
"Review" by , "Ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night..."
"Synopsis" by ,
Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beat. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. The trail soon leads deep underground, where they will face the awakening of a slumbering nightmare.

"Synopsis" by , "The Chicago Tribune" calls "this follow-up (to "The Relic" is) every bit as good and in some ways better. Preston and Child carry off this sequel with great energy and panache . . . their portrait of the underground dwellers lifts this thriller into a category all its own". "This should do for the New York Subway system what "Jaws" did for Long Island beaches". says "Booklist".
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