Just when you think there's not much more to mine from the life of enigmatic Special Agent Pendergast, Lincoln & Child come up with yet another riveting thriller, involving the agent, with the rather macabre family history. With the chilling, fast-paced style, to which we've become accustomed, I read this book in just a few sittings. It was that hard to put down. I won't spoil the book for you, but it does involve his evil twin son, Alban, and an incident from the past, involving a family member. If you haven't read any of the previous 13 novels, and you like thrillers, start with "The Relic", and you won't be disappointed.