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Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: René Auberjonois Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Series:The Agent Pendergast Novels Release Date: November 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478960324

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#1 bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child return with their next blockbuster Pendergast novel.

Special Agent Pendergast takes on a private case in Exmouth, Massachusetts—a quaint village on the coast north of Salem—to investigate the theft of a valuable wine cellar. He travels to the seaside town with his ward, Constance Greene, where they quickly discover something far more sinister: a bricked-up niche in the wine cellar that holds the remains of a man, tortured and then entombed alive 150 years ago. But why? The puzzle is compounded when they discover a murdered body—covered with mysterious symbols—in the salt marshes behind Exmouth … the place where, legend has it, the real witches of Salem took refuge after fleeing the 1692 witch hunts.

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  • “I’ve read every Pendergast thriller. This is the most suspenseful and most horrifying of them all. This book holds chills you can’t imagine. I’m still shuddering. I promise— you’ll shudder, too.”

    - R. L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author
  • “It’s like Christmas for lovers of suspense when the words Preston & Child once again appear on a book cover. It’s a truly great Christmas when the main character of that novel is Aloysius X.L. Pendergast. For those who have read these books voraciously, it’s not a surprise to learn that this latest tale is one that will keep you riveted until the very end…Preston & Child continue to make these books the absolute best there is in the suspense realm.”

    - Suspense Magazine
  • “New readers will be hooked…Die-hard fans will add this to their must-read lists.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “The book is entertaining, spiced up with arcane words like “desuetude” and quirky descriptions…An appealingly quirky hero…Pendergast is a modern Sherlock Holmes, albeit one preferring absinthe to cocaine.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Rene Auberjonois gives a clear, measured performance as mysterious FBI Special Agent A.X.L…Auberjonois’ crisp tenor carries the story. While minor characters blend together, his main characters have distinct voices. Consistent with the story’s tone, his delivery approaches melodrama but rarely overdoes it. A must for devotees of the series.”

    - AudioFile
  • “This top-notch addition to the Pendergast series can be read as a stand-alone and is sure to please both old and new fans. It has a multi-layered plot combining historic and present-day mysteries. The first two thirds of the book provide a fine mystery. Then comes a plot twist that is surprising and explosive.”

    - RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)
  • A mile-a-minute thriller with a deeply entertaining plot and marvelous characters, in a setting that will chill your blood, and not only because it's 10 degrees below zero and covered with snow. My copy is full of crumbs because I couldn't put it down long enough to eat.

    - Diana Gabaldon


  • A November 2015 LibraryReads Pick
  • A New York Times bestseller

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    " I enjoyed this audiobook. Pendergast is out of NYC, in a seaside village, with Constance. They do both appear particularly...underwhelmed by their surroundings and are quite icy with the townsfolk. Constance plays a major role in this outing, D'Agosta, Margo, and Laura are only mentioned once in passing. Proctor and the housekeeper are non-entities, until the end. The usual subterranean climax occurs in tunnels (again) this time around. There is heightened sexual tension between AXLP and his ward. Pendergast pays a high price for not heeding Constance's advice...and there's a shocker at the end. "

    - Phenom, 3/6/2018

About the Author

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

About the Narrator

René Auberjonois is an American stage, film, television, and voice actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University, he acted with various theater companies, including San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater and Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum. In 1969, he earned a Tony Award for his performance as Sebastian Baye alongside Katharine Hepburn in Coco. Since then, he has acted in a variety of theater productions, films, and television series, in addition to being active in radio drama.