Pendergast-the world's most enigmatic FBI Special Agent-returns to New York City to investigate a murderous cult.
William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archaeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Eyewitnesses claim, and the security camera confirms, that the assailant was their strange, sinister neighbor-a man who, by all reports, was already dead and buried weeks earlier. While Captain Laura Hayward leads the official investigation, Pendergast and Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta undertake their own private-and decidedly unorthodox-quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them to an enclave of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive, reclusive cult of Obeah and vodou which no outsiders have ever survived.
In his ninth investigative adventure from thriller tag-team authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, United States FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, Ph. D., and his buddy NYPD officer Vincent D'Agosta doggedly investigate a case that seems completely in the bag. When a man is viciously stabbed in his Manhattan home, there is an eye witness and camera footage catching the killer at the scene of the crime. Unfortunately, this murderer died two weeks earlier...Soon Pendergast and D'Agosta uncover a cultish alternate reality secretively thriving in the Big Apple.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Mystery + Crime, Action + Thrillers, Religion + Beliefs, Legal + Courtroom + Crime
- Edition: Reprint
- Format: paperback
- Release Date:
March 30, 2010
- Date Published:
March 30, 2010
Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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- Online Item #: 12121291
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-0337
- ISBN: 9780446618694
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