The Wheel of Darkness The Wheel of Darkness ' FBI special agent Pendergast thinks like Sherlock Holmes, fights like James Bond, and looks like Andy Warhol. In his eighth… The Wheel of Darkness The Wheel of Darkness ' FBI special agent Pendergast thinks like Sherlock Holmes, fights like James Bond, and looks like Andy Warhol. In his eighth… 2007-08-28 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Grand Central Publishing
Book Review

The Wheel of Darkness (2007)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 28, 2007; Writer: Douglas Preston; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

The Wheel of Darkness' FBI special agent Pendergast thinks like Sherlock Holmes, fights like James Bond, and looks like Andy Warhol. In his eighth outing, he and his ward, Constance, hunt for a spooky Buddhist artifact on a swank cruise ship. After some grisly murders, Pendergast deploys intellect, fists, electronic gizmos, and Tibetan meditation techniques leading to ''the Doorstep to Perfect Emptiness.'' Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's rousing mash-up of high-tech thrills and occult esoterica is aided by Pendergast's droll, retro charm; his idea of trash talk is calling someone an ''ill-mannered cur.'' A-

Originally posted Aug 31, 2007 Published in issue #952 Sep 07, 2007 Order article reprints