History Literature / Brimstone

2nd Jun '15 12:57:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: TheButlerDidIt]]: [[spoiler: Fosco's butler committed half of the murders so the Count could provide an alibi]].

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* [[spoiler: TheButlerDidIt]]: TheButlerDidIt: [[spoiler: Fosco's butler committed half of the murders so the Count could provide an alibi]].



* [[spoiler: ScoobyDooHoax]]: [[spoiler: Fosco orchestrated all the murders as a way to scare Bullard into thinking the Devil was coming to collect his soul so he would "sacrifice" the violin and Fosco could get his hands on it]].

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* [[spoiler: ScoobyDooHoax]]: ScoobyDooHoax: [[spoiler: Fosco orchestrated all the murders as a way to scare Bullard into thinking the Devil was coming to collect his soul so he would "sacrifice" the violin and Fosco could get his hands on it]].



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Bullard was being manipulated by Fosco the whole time into recovering his aforementioned violin.]]

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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Bullard was being manipulated by Fosco the whole time into recovering his aforementioned violin.]]]]
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10th Apr '15 8:54:46 PM universalperson
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* ShoutOut: Count Fosco is named after a character from ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite''.
21st Jan '15 9:32:48 PM MisterCPC
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* BiggerBad: Diogenes. The very second Pendergast gets a letter from his brother, he uncharacteristically panics, as no matter what goes wrong with the current case it pales in comparison to what Diogenes has planned. [[spoiler: And then Diogenes turns out to have been at Fosco's estate during the climax, and frees Pendergast from the wall he was trapped in at the very end.]]



* TitleDrop: Pendergast finds brimstone at the scene of Jeremy Grove's murder and notes that it is "good Old Testament brimstone."

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* TitleDrop: Pendergast finds brimstone at the scene of Jeremy Grove's murder and notes that it is "good Old Testament brimstone.""
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Bullard was being manipulated by Fosco the whole time into recovering his aforementioned violin.]]
27th Feb '14 4:12:57 PM ChrisCmoney
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''Brimstone'' is a novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child first published in 2004. It is part of their informal [[Literature/AgentPendergast Agent Pendergast series]].

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''Brimstone'' is a novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child first published in 2004. It is part of their informal [[Literature/AgentPendergast Agent Pendergast series]].
series]] and the first novel in the Diogenes trilogy.
16th Oct '12 8:37:57 PM Sheora
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* OurHeroIsDead: [[spoiler:Fosco walls Pendergast up in his castle and everyone assumes he must have died]].
5th Aug '12 6:39:01 AM Sheora
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* HumanShield: Bullard's mooks strategically position a bunch of kids as a human shield against the Chinese. [[spoiler: They don't care]].

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* HumanShield: Bullard's mooks strategically position a bunch of kids as a human shield against the Chinese. [[spoiler: [[WouldHurtAChild They don't care]].care]]]].
5th Aug '12 6:30:37 AM Sheora
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* LoveAtFirstSight: [[spoiler:Pendergast and Viola are both taken with each other upon their first meeting. It's obvious enough that D'Agosta immediately catches on just by looking at them.]]
24th Jul '12 4:56:46 PM MisterCPC
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The first half of the novel has Bullard acting as the main antagonist before [[spoiler: killing him and revealing Fosco as the BigBad]].

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The first half of the novel has Bullard acting as the main antagonist before [[spoiler: killing him and revealing Fosco as the BigBad]].BigBad, having been manipulating Bullard's actions]].
19th Jul '12 1:20:20 AM MisterCPC
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The first half of the novel has Bullard acting as the main antagonist before [[spoiler: killing him and revealing Fosco as the BigBad]].
8th Jul '12 9:57:09 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: D'Agosta sneaks back to [[spoiler: Fosco's mansion]] and [[spoiler: kills him with the microwave death ray he used for his XanatosGambit]].

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: D'Agosta sneaks back to [[spoiler: Fosco's mansion]] and [[spoiler: kills him with the microwave death ray he used for his XanatosGambit]].{{plan}}]].
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