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Brimstone by Douglas Preston
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Brimstone (original 2004; edition 2005)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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Title:Brimstone
Authors:Douglas Preston
Other authors:Lincoln Child
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2005), Paperback, 640 pages
Collections:Pendergast
Rating:*****
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Brimstone by Douglas Preston (2004)

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Loved how creepy this book was. How the murders were being committed was a huge mystery to me. When the truth was revealed, I wasn't sure if it was possible to kill someone like they did in the story, but it sounded like it could be true and that was good enough for me. ( )
  readingover50 | Jun 11, 2019 |
A real page turner ( )
  ibkennedy | May 13, 2019 |
Pendergast continues to be a fascinating character, but the answer to the central mystery of this one ends up being vague and disappointing, and almost an afterthought in many ways. ( )
  jimgysin | Mar 22, 2019 |
Another great read in the Pendergast series. While some of these books aren't always a 5-star read, they're still incredibly enjoyable and I always find myself looking to grab the next one of the series at Barnes & Noble when it gets released each year. Hats off to Pendergast and all of his investigations. ( )
1 vote justagirlwithabook | Aug 2, 2018 |
Another enjoyable step forward in my reading of all the Pendergast novels in the order written. This is the first of the Diogenes trilogy - although technically had has not yet made a personal appearance (or has he...based on ending cliffhanger??).

These authors' Pendergast novels are so readable - this one took me only a week or so. Looking forward to the next chapter of this series to be started soon.
  highlander6022 | Apr 20, 2018 |
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De nuevo el talento del tándem Preston-Child se conjuga para ofrecernos una excelente mezcla de terror, investigación policial y aventuras, en esta ocasión aderezada con toques de novela gótica. Nuestro viejo conocido, el inspector Pendergast, se tendrá que enfrentar a una serie de asesinatos de tintes diabólicos. La investigación lo conducirá hasta una extravagante familia italiana, propietaria de un violín de una valor incalculable.
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Douglas Prestonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Child, Lincolnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Preston & Childmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Kankaanpää, JaakkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Douglas Preston dedicates this book to Barry and Jody Turkus. Lincoln Child dedicates this book to his daughter, Veronica.
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A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate.

There is a claw print scorched into the floor, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air.

When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that thirty years ago four men conjured something unspeakable.

Has the devil come to claim his due?
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446612758, Paperback)

A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a hoofprint scorched into the floor, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air. When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that thirty years ago four men conjured something unspeakable. Has the devil come to claim his due?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:38 -0400)

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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, is fact, come to collect his due. Teaming with Police Officer Vincent D'Agosta, Agent Pendergast is determined to solve this case that appears to defy all logic. Their investigation takes them from the luxury estates of Long Island to the crumbling, legend-shrouded castles of the Italian countryside, where Pendergast faces the most treacherous and dangerous adversary of his career.… (more)

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