Fans of FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast will welcome the latest book in the series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, City of Endless Night. In their interview with Barbara Peters, owner of the Poisoned Pen, Douglas Preston said it’s going back to the roots of the series. You can buy a signed copy, and it will come with special artwork and a surprise signature. Check out the Web Store. https://bit.ly/2FS7kbk
You couldn’t make it to the event the other night? It was recorded via Livestream, and you can watch it. https://livestream.com/poisonedpen/events/8016811
Here’s the summary of the new Pendergast book.
“A consistently exciting and never predictable series.”--Associated Press
When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman’s body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found.
Lieutenant CDS Vincent D’Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D’Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. “I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch,” Pendergast tells D’Agosta, “because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History.”
But neither Pendergast nor D’Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered . . . and decapitated. Worse still, there’s something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer.
As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D’Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It’ll take all of Pendergast’s skill to unmask this most dangerous foe-let alone survive to tell the tale.