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Agent Pendergast

The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2009

The final battle between good and evil. Only one will survive... The New York Museum of Natural History receives their stolen gem collection back...ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in DANCE OF DEATH, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison. To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings - and whispers of an ancient curse - begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.

Cemetery Dance

Cemetery Dance

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2010

The next in the Agent Pendergast series and another excellent suspense-filled thriller.Cults, voodoo and magic and murder all intertwine to create a gut-wrenching, chilling novel. These novels all stand alone, without the need to know the characters in depth, but once you’ve read one you’ll be hooked.

eBooks of the Month
Fever Dream

Fever Dream

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2011

The NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors return with a stunning new adventure featuring the FBI's most inscrutable agent, Aloysius Pendergast. FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast is visiting the old family home in Louisiana. Surrounded by ghosts of the past, he can't help but think of Helen - his wife who tragically died twelve years ago. But whilst examining her possessions, he makes a startling discovery - one that leads him to believe Helen's death was not accidental... With the help of his trusted friend Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife's final days. It's a journey that takes him deep into the dark heart of her past, to a hidden obsession and secrets that some people would do anything to protect. But as the hunt for Helen's murderer ventures into the Bayou, Pendergast find himself faced with a killer question: just who was the woman he married?

The Wheel of Darkness

The Wheel of Darkness

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

The hunt for an artefact stolen from a Tibetan monastery forms the centre of this fast, easy, escapist read. The shape and capabilities of the item are not known but it is reputed to have the power to end the world … of course! Comparison: James Rollins, Raymond Khoury, Dan Brown.

eBooks of the Month
Cold Vengeance

Cold Vengeance

Author: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2012

The dramatic second novel in a three-book story arc starring enigmatic FBI Agent Pendergast on his search for his long-lost wife, Helen. Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers - a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder. Peeling back the layers of deception, Pendergast realizes that the conspiracy is deeper, goes back generations, and is more monstrous than he could have ever imagined - and everything he's believed, everything he's trusted, everything he's understood . . . may be a horrific lie.

White Fire

White Fire

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Colorado, 1876: At a remote mining camp high in the Rocky Mountains, eleven silver miners are killed, their bodies horribly mutilated, flesh devoured. Bear attack? Not everyone thinks so. 136 years later, the cemetery where the miners were buried is being cleared for new development. Forensic pathologist Corrie Swanson has arranged to study the bones. What she discovers will expose a conspiracy that's as lethal today as it was a century ago. As the winter snows fall, Corrie's life depends on unravelling a dark secret... the key to which may just lie in a lost Sherlock Holmes story, a tale allegedly so horrifying that its author never dared publish it.

Blue Labyrinth

Blue Labyrinth

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

A corpse, stiff with rigor mortis and bound in heavy ropes, has been dumped on the doorstep of FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast. The murder has the hallmarks of the perfect crime - no witnesses, no motive, no evidence - save for one enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea where an ingenious killer is determined to make him pay for the long-buried sins of his forefathers. But Pendergast already knows what is at stake, for the dead man left on his doorstep wasn't just anyone, it was his son.

Crimson Shore

Crimson Shore

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Special Agent Pendergast and Constance Greene have been called to Exmouth, a small town on the wild Atlantic coast of Massachusetts, to investigate a seemingly innocuous theft. But what they discover at the crime scene changes the course of their investigation: a sealed burial chamber, complete with rusted leg irons, fragments of bone and claw marks on the inside-face of its bricks. Then a historian is found murdered in the desolate salt marshes that surround the town, his face mutilated, his body carved with arcane symbols. Exmouth has a grim history dating back to the aftermath of the Salem witch trials. And now a dark secret, centuries old, is rising to the surface.

The Obsidian Chamber

The Obsidian Chamber

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2016

A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE. After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. A SHOCKING RETURN 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. AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, pursuing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown. BUT IN THIS WORLD, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying mechanism has stirred - and it may already be too late...

City of Endless Night

City of Endless Night

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2018

Grace Ozmian, missing daughter of a tech billionaire has been found. Most of her. Her head is still missing. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta knows his investigation will attract fierce media scrutiny, so he's delighted when his old acquaintance FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is assigned to the case. But neither man is prepared for what lies ahead. A diabolical presence is haunting New York City and Grace is only the first of many victims to be murdered... and decapitated. As the first snows of winter sweep across the city, it will take all of Pendergast's skill and strength to unmask this most dangerous foe - let alone survive to tell the tale.

The Cabinet of Curiosities

The Cabinet of Curiosities

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2018

In downtown Manhattan, workers on a construction site breach a long-forgotten basement, unearthing a charnel house: thirty-six bodies, systematically dismembered and carefully immured at least 130 years ago. It's just the kind of case to intrigue the unorthodox and enigmatic FBI agent Aloysius X.L. Pendergast. But he's not the only interested party. Soon after the bodies are discovered a killer strikes. Their victim's corpse bears the same precise mutilations as the bodies in the basement. The nightmare has begun. Again. 'Fast-moving, sophisticated and bursting with surprises... There's nothing else like them' WASHINGTON POST. 'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI.

Relic

Relic

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The New York Museum of Natural History is built over a subterranean labyrinth of neglected specimen vaults, unmapped drainage tunnels and long-forgotten catacombs. And there's something down there. When the mutilated bodies of two young boys are discovered deep within the museum's bowels, Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta of the NYPD fears a homicidal maniac may be at large. FBI agent Aloysius X.L. Pendergast believes they may be facing something much worse. As the death toll mounts, and with the opening of the museum's new 'Superstition' exhibition just days away, the two men must work together to prevent a massacre. 'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI. 'White-hot bestselling suspense. Simply brilliant!' LISA GARDNER.

Reliquary

Reliquary

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Two skeletonized corpses are pulled from the sewage-choked waters of Manhattan's Humboldt Kill. Both are headless, their bones scored with teethmarks. It is by no means certain the teethmarks are postmortem. Believing that the bodies must have been washed out of the city's sewers, Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta of the NYPD, FBI agent Aloysius X.L. Pendergast and anthropologist Dr Margo Green descend into a dark labyrinth of tunnels and subterranean galleries forgotten by those who walk the streets above. They will be led deep underground, far from the light, to confront their very worst fear... 'A collision between past and present that will leave you breathless' LEE CHILD. 'A positively delicious serving. Great fun to the last page' ANNE RICE.

Verses for the Dead

Verses for the Dead

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2018

After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the unorthodox lone wolf must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new cohort, Special Agent Coldmoon, are dispatched to Florida to investigate a rash of ritualistic murders. A killer is carving out the hearts of his victims, and depositing the stolen organs alongside the headstones of existing graves. Accompanying each heart is a cryptic letter, signed by a 'Mr Brokenhearts'. There is one more intriguing aspect to Mr Brokenhearts' macabre modus operandi: the chosen graves all belong to women who have committed suicide. As he searches for the connection between the old suicides and the new murders, Pendergast realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: that he faces a conspiracy of death reaching back decades. 'Fast-moving, sophisticated and bursting with surprises... There's nothing else like them' WASHINGTON POST. 'One of thrillerdom's most exciting and intriguing series leads, and it remains among the most reliable in the genre' BOOKLIST.

Crooked River

Crooked River

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2020

A sea of unanswered questions. Dozens of identical shoes have washed up on the beach in the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida. They appear completely ordinary but for one thing - each contains a crudely severed human foot. Faced with an incomprehensible puzzle and ever more confusing pathology reports, the local police call on FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast for his expertise. But with no answers and endless possibilities they are left with only questions: What has happened, and why? Where have the feet come from? And are the victims still alive? Soon Pendergast will find himself entrenched in one of the most complex and inexplicable challenges of his career. Praise for Preston and Child: 'Get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI 'Will leave you breathless' LEE CHILD 'Fast-moving, sophisticated and bursting with surprises... There's nothing else like them' WASHINGTON POST 'White-hot bestselling suspense. Simply brilliant!' LISA GARDNER

Bloodless

Bloodless

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2022

'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' - DAVID BALDACCIAgent Pendergast faces his most unexpected challenge yet when bloodless bodies begin to appear in Savannah, GA, in this next installment of the #1 NYT-bestselling series. A LEGENDARY HEIST. Fifty years ago, Flight 305 was hijacked en route from Portland to Seattle. The hijacker, D.B. Cooper, collected a ransom of $200,000 and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again. A BRUTAL CRIME. In the ghost-haunted southern city of Savannah, Georgia, a worrying spate of bodies has been found completely drained of blood. Locals fear the infamous Savannah Vampire has returned - or prompted a dangerous copycat. Faced with such a gruesome and unusual case, the local police have no choice but to call in the FBI. A CASE LIKE NO OTHER. As the mystery rises along with the body count, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, will have to race to understand how these murders are connected to the only unsolved skyjacking in American history. Together, they uncover not just the answer... but an unearthly evil beyond all imagining.

The Wheel of Darkness

The Wheel of Darkness

Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2007

The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child