Review: Extraction by Preston and Child

Extraction by Douglas Preston

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a short story by authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, meant to tide over their fans last year until the next Pendergast book came out. It’s a short but thrilling tale, where Pendergast tells a ghost story of sorts–his personal ghosts. It’s just the sort of story you’d imagine lurking in Pendergast’s past. The view into his childhood is revealing, especially his thoughts on his brother. He seems to genuinely regret his behavior towards his brother. And, most telling, he gives the impression he’s still a bit frightened by what he saw in that house. Extraction offers a bit of insight into how the character of Agent Pendergast became the man we read about.

A nice tidbit for reading in the dark!

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