A spectacular new Agent Pendergast thriller from the New York Times bestselling authors.
FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast - recently returned to New York - and Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta find themselves investigating the murder of a friend when reporter William Smithback and his wife Nora are brutally attacked in their apartment. The assailant is identified by eyewitnesses as their strange, sinister neighbour - a man who, by all accounts, died ten days earlier.
Shunning the official inquiry, Pendergast and D'Agosta undertake their own private - and unorthodox - quest for the truth. Their journey takes them deep into the dark and mysterious underbelly of Manhattan, to a secretive, reclusive cult of Obeah and voodoo which no outsiders have ever survived...
A blockbuster...a lot of fun. - Washington Post.
Bestsellers Preston and Child have come up with another gripping, action-packed page-turner. - Publishers Weekly.
Dynamic duo Preston and Child once again demonstrate their mastery of the genre...The thrillfest runs full force to the very last page. - Kirkus Reviews.
A highly compelling thriller...Preston and Child prove that the devil is indeed in the details. - Entertainment Weekly.
Douglas Preston worked for the American Museum of Natural History in New York as managing editor of Curator magazine. In 1989, he undertook a thousand-mile horseback journey with a photographer, retracing the Spanish explorer Coronado's search for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold-and nearly perishing in the harsh deserts of southern Arizona and New Mexico. He has written a number of nonfiction books as well as several novels.