The Obsidian Chamber (Special Agent Pendergast Series #16)

The Obsidian Chamber (Special Agent Pendergast Series #16)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child


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After Pendergast is presumed dead from a supernatural encounter, his bodyguard Proctor is the only one who can chase a kidnapper across international waters and into the deadly unknown.

After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive—only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455536917
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Series: Special Agent Pendergast Series , #16
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 572,993
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, Two Graves, and Gideon's Corpse. In addition to his novels, Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm.
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly "strangely entertaining note" from the authors, at their website, The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly.

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A., Pomona College, 1978

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The Obsidian Chamber 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When reading a novel by Douglas and Child time and space cease to exist as we willingly and wholeheartedly enter the mind and imagination of the 21st century's best authors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable reading. As usual with these authors, captures interest immediately, and keeps moving. I always want more, wishing the books were longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best of the Pendergast novels so far. I so wish they could be written and released faster. I miss reading authors of this calibre. There are so few of them out there. Stephanie Clanahan
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just brilliant! If you haven't discovered the agent Pendergast novels you're in for adventures that other books can only try to imitate. These books are worth every penny as they literally keep you turning pages faster and faster to see what twists and turns lie ahead. Highly recommend. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I am hooked on Preston and Child Mystery and suspense thrillers. This is one of their best although I did not like the ending. That being said I am on the wait list for their next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always exciting and filled with adventure. Thank you for reuniting the family. I never lost hope. I will be smiling until the next Pendy book. You gents are the best!
BillB1960 More than 1 year ago
Not their best work, this one was a disappointment. I'm a big Preston & Child fan especially the Pendergast series but this one just had too many "Srsly?" moments in it. I'm as willing to suspend my disbelief as the next person for the sake of a good story but there were just too many instances for me in this story. I hope the next one is better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for true Pendergast fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big fan of the series. Work and family commitments kept me from reading this when it came out, but I’m so glad I finally read it.
daveb48 More than 1 year ago
There are so many reasons to love this book, and a few reasons not to. The writing is up to the usual high quality I would expect from these authors, but the plot seemed, to me at least, to bog down at times. I felt this book was not quite as good as the previous two in this series (this is a 3-book subseries so far). There is enough left unfinished here to make me believe there will be at least one more book in this storyline, or so I hope. Much of this book is centered on Constance Greene, whom we have learned much more about in recent books. She is kidnapped by a person she thought gone forever (no names mentioned here - don't want to spoil it) and taken to a secret island. She believes Pendergast to have been drowned and washed to sea in the last book, so feels her life is essentially over. Meanwhile, Procter, Pendergast's driver/aide/bodyguard, is taken on a wild goose chase as he attempts to save Constance. I'll leave it there and let the readers discover the rest for themselves. Preston and Child are two of my favorite authors and A.L.X. Pendergast is one of my favorite characters. I really hope his story isn't nearing its end because I would truly miss him. As I mentioned, there is plenty in "The Obsidian Chamber" to indicate more books to come, so maybe things will be better. I await with baited breath.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again my favorite authors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the series, plenty of typical Pendergast twists and turns . Looking forward to the next one.
JerseyBoy More than 1 year ago
Good follow up to Crimson Shore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again and again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I love the stories and the characters. I felt sad when I finished reading the book -- wanted it to go on and on. Will definitely purchase the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all pendergast series and I loved them!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked how even if you hadn't read all the other Pendergast books you still get a glimpse into his past and family...the ending was quite shocking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the ending I was expecting. It was a letdown after the buildup. Like air being let out of a balloon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has been a few years since my last visit with Agent Pendergast and his friends. It took a few pages and a bit of struggling to catch up with the circumstances of the moment but from then on it was vintage Preston and Child. And as always seems to be the case the next visit will begin when I acquire one of the stories that I have missed. Recommended as very good reading. J M Lydon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ridiculous! Not only was the fantasy way out in left field, details, particularly medical, were sadly in error. Even fantasy has to have some believability.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of this series. Instead of a preview the chapters go from bad to worse. I realize that in thi series, nothing is ever as it seems. Sadly, I would rather not find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of this series for years. My dismay was totally unexpected. This is really a dreadful book and so beneath the standard so long established. If the ending of this book is a lead-in to the next, I simply don't see how the authors can dig themselves out of this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this one took a few chapters to get going, when it does it moves.