I've read books from each of these authors separately and I have read books that they have collaborated together for the story. Each are good separately but together they are excellent. Reliquary is a good example. Quirky and dapper FBI agent Pendergast is the only consistent re-occurring character I recall from their books. Pendergast is on vacation when a grisly corn field murder catches his attention. It appears to be a singularly bizarre murder until the next one. Pendegast is intrigued and then deeply involved.
Pendergast seems less likeable and far more quirky than previous books. I presume I have missed some volumes that led to his increasingly strange personality development. The inclusion of Corrie, an unlikely assistant, was a nice touch. It showed an innate goodness in Pendergast that belied his appearance and behavior. Corrie was an excellent example of the proverbial judgment of books by their cover.
As I repeat myself from past reviews of this dynamic writing duo, this book has plenty of action, social commentary and thought provoking plot lines to attract a wide variety of readers.
I highly recommend.
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