A los ojos de todo el mundo, los Thorpe eran la pareja perfecta: jóvenes, atractivos, totalmente compatibles... Sus vidas se habían cruzado gracias a la ayuda de Eden, una prestigiosa empresa dedicada a la búsqueda de la pareja ideal y que guarda celosamente la fórmula secreta que garantiza el éxito.Sin embargo, a la repentina y misteriosa muerte de los Thorpe le siguen otras, al parecer todas ellas suicidios. A Richard Silver,brillante fundador de la próspera empresa, no le quedará más remedio que permitir al investigador que se encarga del caso, Christopher Lash, el acceso a los secretos de la empresa, que le llevarán a descubrir un asombroso laberinto de inteligencia, genio creativoy tecnología. Pero también, poco a poco, se verá implicado en una trama mucho más personal y peligrosa de lo que Lash jamás hubierapodido imaginar.
Special Agent Pendergast-one of the most original, compelling characters in all of contemporary fiction-returns in Preston and Child's new exhilarating novel BLUE LABYRINTH A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast. It begins with murder. One of Pendergast's most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family's sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined. . . .
A brilliant FBI agent, rotting away in a high security prison for a murder he did not commit. His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime. A young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown. An ancient Egyptian tomb about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala, an enigmatic curse released.
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?
In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are thirty-six bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.
Aloysius Pendergast--the world's most enigmatic FBI special agent--returns to New York City to investigate a murderous cult. His serpentine journey takes him into a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here he finds his true peril is just beginning.
Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana-he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder. Peeling back the layers of deception, Pendergast realizes that the conspiracy is deeper, goes back generations, and is more monstrous than he could have ever imagined-and everything he's believed, everything he's trusted, everything he's understood . . . may be a horrific lie. COLD VENGEANCE: Nothing is what it seems.
FBI Special Agent Pendergast lives! Following the New York Times bestselling Brimstone like a one-two punch, DANCE OF DEATH pits Pendergast against his most personal foe yet-his brother Diogenes. Praised as a 'ruthless descendant of Holmes' (Publishers Weekly), Agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed. On the run from federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother. But how can he stop a man that is his intellectual equal-one who has had 20 years to plan the world's most horrendous crime?
Everyone's looking for the perfect match, a life-long partner, and Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe have found theirs, thanks to hi-tech matchmaker Eden Inc. But when the happy couple's life together ends in what looks like a double suicide, Eden Inc. has some explaining to do. So they hire forensic psychologist Christopher Lash to figure out what went wrong. And then another perfect match ends in death...From the Paperback edition.
In this explosive new thriller, one of the most incredible and frightening discoveries mankind has ever faced is about to surface.On an oil platform in the middle of the North Atlantic, a terrifying series of illnesses is spreading through the crew. When expert naval doctor Peter Crane is flown in, he finds his real destination is not the platform itself but Deep Storm: a top secret aquatic science facility, two miles below on the ocean floor. And as Crane soon learns, the covert operation he finds there is concealing something far more sinister than a medical mystery-and much more deadly.From the Paperback edition.
Now, available for the first time together in a single volume: a digital-only, value-priced omnibus edition of the "Diogenes Trilogy": Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead--featuring Pendergast's mysterious brother--by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child. BRIMSTONE: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?DANCE OF DEATH:Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent, Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.BOOK OF THE DEAD:A talented FBI agent, rotting away in a high security prison for a murder he did not commit. His psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime. A young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown. An ancient Egyptian tomb about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala, an enigmatic curse released. Memento Mori.
From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child, an all-new short story featuring Agent Pendergast, available only as an ebook and audio download. In New Orleans' French Quarter, the Tooth Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips money under your pillow at night....he's a mysterious old recluse who must be appeased with teeth--lest he extract retribution. When young Diogenes Pendergast loses a tooth, however, his skeptical older brother Aloysius is determined to put the legend to the test...with dire consequences. *Includes a special preview chapter of Preston & Child's new full-length novel TWO GRAVES, available December 11, 2012.
Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss of his beloved wife, Helen, who died in a tragic accident in Africa twelve years ago.Today, he discovers she was murdered.Tomorrow, he will learn her most guarded secrets, leaving him to wonder: Who was the woman I married? Why was she murdered? And, above all . . . Who murdered her?FEVER DREAMRevenge is not sweet: It is essential. This eBook features: Teaser of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's all-new series, Gideon's Sword Audio excerpt of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's all-new series, Gideon's Sword
In this entry from the thrilling short story anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child along with R.L. Stine team up for the first time ever, pitting FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast against the most unusual villain he's ever faced--Stine's classic creation: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy.First introduced in R.L. Stine's 400 million-copy bestselling Goosebumps series, Slappy is a dummy carved from coffin wood who boasts enormous strength and a sarcastic, sadistic personality. In contrast, Agent Pendergast is an elegant, intelligent man who never lets himself be ruffled by the particulars of an investigation. Yet when these two meet for the first time--at Stony Mountain Sanatorium--Pendergast is quite clearly out of his element, and nothing is as it seems... For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven stories in FaceOff!
A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.
BONUS FREE BOOK: this edition includes a complimentary novel by Brad Meltzer, The Zero Game. GIDEON'S SWORDIntroducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thiefAt twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him.Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade.For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning . . .
The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.
#1 New York Times bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child return with their next Gideon Crew book.
La huella de una garra quemada en la pared.El hedor inaguantable de azufre.¿Serán las marcas del diablo?La muerte de Jeremy Grove, famoso crítico de arte, es inexplicable. Su cuerpo fue encontrado en una habitación cerrada con llave desde dentro y con la marca de un crucifijo grabada en su pecho como una quemadura. Hasta los menos supersticiosos empiezan a hablar de un pacto con el diablo.Para investigar este extraño caso, el inspector Pendergast tendrá que abandonar Nueva York y viajar a un pueblo de Italia, donde veinte años atrás cuatro hombres hicieron una promesa diabólica.A partir de entonces Pendergast se ve obligado a enfrentarse con fuerzas desconocidas; hasta parece que él será la próxima víctimade una venganza abominable, a la que no está nada claro que pueda sobrevivir...
An enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to the Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.... #12; An enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to the Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.
Medicine Creek es un pueblo perdido de Kansas, un pueblo tranquilo, donde todo el mundo se conoce y donde nunca ocurre nada... hasta que se produce un asesinato. En medio de un campo de maíz se descubre el cadáver mutilado de una mujer rodeada por un círculo de flechas indias, cada una con un cuervo atravesado en su punta. Y esto es solo el principio.El asesino está entre ellos y nadie volverá a dormir tranquilo.Justo en este momento llega el enigmático inspector Pendergast. Nadie sabe quién le ha avisado pero será el único capaz de descifrar el misterio de los espeluznantes asesinatos, un misterio que le llevará a un pasado oscuro y torturado...
El espectacular hallazgo representará sin duda sustanciosos beneficios para la empresa, y el Premio Nobel para el equipo de investigadores. Por todo ello, cuando un joven científico recibe la oferta de colaborar en el proyecto, no se lo piensa dos veces. Sabe que se halla ante la ocasión de su vida: trabajar con las más destacadas figuras de la medicina y la ingeniería genética y participar en el descubrimiento del siglo. No sospecha, sin embargo, que tras la aséptica y rutilante ap ariencia de la más avazanda tecnología se oculta un siniestro secreto.
Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. . . But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who-or what-is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?
Cuando la policía encuentra dos esqueletos unidos en un abrazo en un río de Manhattan, Margo Green, conservadora del Museo de Historia Natural, es invitada a colaborar en la investigación, no solo por sus conocimientos antropológicos sino por su experiencia el año anterior cuando se enfrentó con una horrenda bestia que andaba suelta por los sótanos del museo. Los esqueletos presentan señales de violencia y unas grotescas anormalidades que apuntan a una sola cosa: el despertar de una pesadilla dormida. Al misterio de los esqueletos se suma una serie de brutales crímenes. Con la ayuda de un teniente de policía, un enigmático agente del FBI y un eminente científico, Margo indaga el origen de los asesinatos. La investigación los llevará a un pavoroso laberinto de túneles, cloacas y galerías horadado bajo Manhattan, donde se revela por fin el verdadero secreto de la Bestia del Museo.
El extraño ídolo es enviado a Nueva York, donde queda arrumbado en los sótanos de un enorme y antiguo museo. Poco después, los científicos son masacrados por los indígenas y todo el proyecto cae en el olvido. Sin embargo, con ocasión de una importante exposición, las sinuosas galerías y los vetustos subsuelos del museo se convierten en escenario de varios asesinatos horrendos e inexplicables... Un mundo de maldiciones y pesadillas ancestrales instalado en el corazón del Nueva York actual. The Relic/I> ha sido adaptado al cine en una película del productor de Alien y del creador de los efectos especiales de Parque Jurásico.