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Behind the gates of a fabulous Hamptons estate, FBI Special Agent Pendergast comes upon the carnage of a gruesome- and seemingly supernatural -crime. The smoldering remains of infamous art critic Jeremy Grove, a melted cross branding his chest, are found in a locked, barricaded attic. The hoofprint singed into the floorboards and the smell of brimstone recall the legendary horrors that befall those who make a pact with the Devil. Reuniting with Police Officers Vincent D'Agosta and Laura Hayward (from Relic and Reliquary), Pendergast combs New York, hoping for a simple explanation: a villain who is merely human. But his search takes him beyond the exclusive clubs and luxury penthouses of Manhattan to the crumbling, legend-shrouded castles of the Italian countryside, where-30 years before-four men may have conjured something more

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  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 33.02mm | 340.19g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0446612758
  • 9780446612753
  • 71,151

About Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are coauthors of the bestselling novels Relic, Mount Dragon, Reliquary, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Ice Limit, The Cabinet of Curiosities, and Still Life with Crows. Preston, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousand of miles across the West. Child is a former book editor and systems analyst who has published numerous anthologies of ghost stories and supernatural more

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Highly compelling thriller...Preston and Child prove that the devil is indeed in the details.'-Entertainment Weekly, Editor's Choice, Grade A 'No one delivers the goods like the veteran writing team of Preston and Child..The two now deliver their best novel ever, an extravagant tale of international intrigue..The most charismatic detective in contemporary fiction: FBI S.A Aloysius Pendergast..V #NAME? 'As good as the genre gets. Don't miss it.' KIRKUS REVIEWS (Starred REVIEW) 'Brimstone is scarier than The Da Vinci Code, more of a thrill ride. It's just too scary, or too much fun, to put down once it hooks the reader.' SAN Jose Mercury Newsshow more
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