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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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  • Another highly entertaining and genuinely thrilling story from Preston & Child starring their romantic, faintly gothic, and always mysterious FBI agent, Aloysius Pendergast. As always the prose is elegant, replete with exquisite descriptions, and this time we're treated to dashes of historic characters Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde, as well as a positively delicious serving of the great Sherlock Holmes. Through myriad shocks, surprises, twists and turns, the suspense never lets up. Great fun to the last page. Anne Rice on White Fire
  • The best Pendergast book yet - a collision between past and present that will leave you breathless. Lee Child on White Fire
  • Preston and Child have done it again! WHITE FIRE continues their white hot streak of bestselling suspense as the most eccentric and ruthlessly clever FBI agent in the business, Pendergast, takes on old money and even older secrets with some literary help from Sherlock Holmes. Simply brilliant! Lisa Gardner
  • What Preston and Child are so good at are exemplified here: solid research, clear swift prose and enough twists to fill a jar of pretzels. Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life. David Baldacci
  • WHITE FIRE is a perfect introduction for any reader not yet acquainted with A.X.L. Pendergast, one of the most memorable detectives in contemporary thrillerdom. Steve Berry
  • 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
  • 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
  • WHITE FIRE is as incandescent as its title, a beautifully organized, tautly paced book that really did just yank me in and demand that I keep reading. I'm very grateful for the experience. Peter Straub
  • Preston and Child have created a terrific mix of mystery and the unexpected that will keep you reading into the late hours of the night. They promise a great read and they have delivered. Clive Cussler
  • “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

  • Small-town politics, murder, a century-old conspiracy, arson and a detective who embodies a modern-day Holmes add up to an amazing journey. Associated Press on White Fire
  • These dynamic authors' best thriller to date. White Fire was one of Library Journal's Top 10 Thrillers of 2013
  • Sherlock Holmes fans will relish Preston and Child's 13th novel featuring eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast (after 2012's Two Graves), one of their best in this popular series...easily stands on its own with only passing references to Pendergast's complex backstory. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on White Fire
  • “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.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
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