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Costa maldita / Crimson Shore - (Pendergast) by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Paperback)

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En la decimoquinta entrega de la serie protagonizada por el agente especial Pendergast, una terrible amenaza acecha bajo la aparente tranquilidad de una población costera cercana a Salem.El agente especial Pendergast acepta una investigación privada en Exmouth, localidad costera cercana a Salem. Tiene que resolver el robo de una valiosa colección de vinos propiedad del escultor Percival Lake y de su compañera Carole. Para ello viaja al lugar de los hechos acompañado de su ayudante Constance Greene. En la pared de la bodega de la casa, antigua residencia del farero, descubre un nicho con restos humanos muy antiguos. Lake comenta en ese momento que la proximidad de Salem, más la numerosa población de mosquitos chupasangre en las marismas que rodean Exmouth, han provocado gran cantidad de leyendas y rumores referidos al pueblo.Entonces el cuerpo de una persona asesinada aparece en las marismas. La única pista es una serie deesculturas misteriosas. ¿Podrían tener estos símbolos demoniacos alguna relación con la colonia de brujas que vivían en las inmediaciones hace tiempo?Puede que Constance sea la única que de verdad comprenda el peligro que tanto ella como Pendergast y los habitantes de Exmouth están a punto de afrontar...Reseña:«Pendergast es un héroe peculiar, un Sherlock Holmes moderno.»Kirkus ReviewsENGLISH DESCRIPTIONA secret chamber.A mysterious shipwreck.A murder in the desolate salt marshes.A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated.Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts.Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be abandoned?A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history. And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only
Number of Pages: 363
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Pendergast
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo USA
Author: Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Language: Spanish
Street Date: August 29, 2017
TCIN: 52779031
UPC: 9788401017063
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-8855
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