Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.
Teaming with Police Officer Vincent D'Agosta (The Relic), Agent Pendergast is determined to solve this case that appears to defy everything except supernatural logic.
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©2004 Douglas Preston (P)2011 Hachette
I have enjoyed listening to this book. They were up against a formidable foe and I was glad to hear the ending! Good will out!
I regret buying this book. It is amazing what can make it on the best sellers list.
I loved this story. it was well written and very well read. it has kept me on the edge of my seat from the first word to the last. can't wait to hear "The woman in white"
I am really enjoying these stories of Pendergast. Scott Brick is a fantastic narrator. The story lines are unique and suspenseful. I am looking forward to discovering more.
I would highly recommend.
I am in the Medical Profession. Love DOGS! & All animals. I have a very colorful imagination. I love music (soothes my soul)wind,water,Moon
Ultimate & Richly developed characters
Bravo to the Writers & Scott Brick. Scott is a
gifted story teller , voice, many languages, a Master at the art of any novel read.
Excellent detective novel. You have to really pay attention to all details, very mind stimulating.
The first I read from Preston/Child series; will definitely buy more and recommend it to my friends.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
this is my first read of this author. If you like long reads like Nelson DeMille with a Sherlock Holmes type story, then this is as good as they get. This is a series, make no mistake, but if you don't buy #6, you will still enjoy this one very much.
when the Brimstone deaths occur, these scenes suck you right into the story and make you want to find out the mystery. Clever!
Mr. Brick is the reason I tried this author. He does his wonderful creation of bringing life to the story. His interpretation of Vinny is great.
Note use the new 1.25x speed to get the author's intent.
I was on the edge of my seat for first 4 hrs, but as with many long mysteries, I tend to lose the connection with them if they are too long for me.
Couldn't put it down. I liked the first four Pendargast novels very, very much, but this one really stands out!! Can't wait to read the rest of them!! Ok - that's was long enough - "Dance Of Death" here we go!!!🎯
I really enjoyed the relationship between D'Agosta and Pendergast. They were a real team. The only downside to this book is that it left things hanging. Not fair !
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