What timing! A brand new Preston and/or Child novel for my birthday!
Unfortunately I’m afraid this one is more of a middling affair. It was certainly an addictive page turner as I read it, but I wasn’t happy with the final revelation or how the ending played out. So it’s going to be one of those books I enjoyed on the first read through, but I won’t be dying to read it again anytime soon.
It’s a shame because this book is a sequel to his earlier work, The Third Gate, which I really loved. I’m re-reading it right now and enjoying it a great deal a second time. I always love it when a Preston/Child novel is willing to turn to the actual supernatural, which they generally only do in their solo efforts. Plus it’s about a curse on an ancient Egyptian tomb. Pretty irresistible premise!