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About Lincoln Child
Lincoln Child is the co-author, with Douglas Preston, of such highly-acclaimed thrillers as CROOKED RIVER, OLD BONES, VERSES FOR THE DEAD, CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, and RELIC, the latter two of which were chosen by an NPR poll as among the 100 greatest thrillers ever written. He has also published seven thrillers of his own, most recently the Jeremy Logan books FULL WOLF MOON and THE FORGOTTEN ROOM. 26 of his joint and solo books have become bestsellers, 3 of which debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.
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The New York Museum of Natural History is built over a subterranean labyrinth of neglected specimen vaults, unmapped drainage tunnels and long-forgotten catacombs.
And there's something down there.
When the mutilated bodies of two young boys are discovered deep within the museum's bowels, Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta of the NYPD fears a homicidal maniac may be at large. FBI agent Aloysius X.L. Pendergast believes they may be facing something much worse.
As the death toll mounts, and with the opening of the museum's new 'Superstition' exhibition just days away, the two men must work together to prevent a massacre.
'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI.
'White-hot bestselling suspense. Simply brilliant!' LISA GARDNER.
'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' – DAVID BALDACCI
Agent Pendergast faces his most unexpected challenge yet when bloodless bodies begin to appear in Savannah, GA, in this next installment of the #1 NYT-bestselling series.
A LEGENDARY HEIST.
Fifty years ago, Flight 305 was hijacked en route from Portland to Seattle. The hijacker, D.B. Cooper, collected a ransom of $200,000 and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again.
A BRUTAL CRIME.
In the ghost-haunted southern city of Savannah, Georgia, a worrying spate of bodies has been found completely drained of blood. Locals fear the infamous Savannah Vampire has returned – or prompted a dangerous copycat. Faced with such a gruesome and unusual case, the local police have no choice but to call in the FBI.
A CASE LIKE NO OTHER.
As the mystery rises along with the body count, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, will have to race to understand how these murders are connected to the only unsolved skyjacking in American history. Together, they uncover not just the answer... but an unearthly evil beyond all imagining.
A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE.
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.
A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive – only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.
AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, pursuing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.
BUT IN THIS WORLD, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying mechanism has stirred – and it may already be too late...
Meet Gideon Crew in the first novel in a high-octane new thriller series from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors.
'Preston and Child have crafted an electrifying, riveting thriller on which I could continue to heap praise, but instead I will just offer this: Read the book!' David Baldacci
Revenge is sweet and Gideon Crew is about to get a taste.
As a child, Gideon Crew witnessed the brutal murder of his father; a scientist wrongly framed by the US government, during a dramatic hostage crisis. Twenty years later, Gideon finally gets his revenge and fulfils the promise that he made to his mother on her death bed; to bring down the powerful and corrupt man who destroyed his father.
The Crew family name is finally cleared, but Gideon's story is only just beginning. His daredevil act of revenge has not gone unnoticed and he is soon approached by a shadowy figure who offers him the chance of a lifetime. The only catch? He might not have that much lifetime left and the clock is now ticking.
The dramatic second novel in a three-book story arc starring enigmatic FBI Agent Pendergast on his search for his long-lost wife, Helen.
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.
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors return with another page-turning adventure thriller.
'Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves' Confucius
In the 91 hours following the brutal kidnapping of his wife, FBI agent Pendergast does everything in his power to find her. But it's too late. And a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York home where he shuts the world out.
Then a string of bizarre murders erupt in Manhattan's hotels, and Pendergast realises they're a deadly message from the kidnappers. Filled anew with vengeful fury, he tracks them to the dark forests of South America, where he is faced with an old evil that threatens the world as we know it...
'A blockbuster...a lot of fun' WASHINGTON POST
FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast - recently returned to New York - and Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta find themselves investigating the murder of a friend when reporter William Smithback and his wife Nora are brutally attacked in their apartment. The assailant is identified by eyewitnesses as their strange, sinister neighbour - a man who, by all accounts, died ten days earlier.
Shunning the official inquiry, Pendergast and D'Agosta undertake their own private - and unorthodox - quest for the truth. Their journey takes them deep into the dark and mysterious underbelly of Manhattan, to a secretive, reclusive cult of Obeah and voodoo which no outsiders have ever survived...
The latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestsellers Preston & Child.
Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called 'Lost Camp' of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder-and cannibalism.
Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it – to reveal its long-buried secrets.
Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism. And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case... only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last.
In this unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's favourite crime writers bring you original, co-written short stories featuring their much-loved series characters.
FACE OFF includes the first meeting of Ian Rankin's Rebus and Peter James' Roy Grace; a case for Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie and Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, as well as a page-turning mystery starring Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Joseph Finder's Nick Heller.
Edited by international bestseller David Baldacci, this exclusive page-turning collection is one of a kind. Read on to discover the full list of author and character pairings:
Lee Child's Jack Reacher + Joseph Finder's Nick Heller
Ian Rankin's John Rebus + Peter James' Roy Grace
Michael Connelly's Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch + Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie
Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme + John Sanford's Lucas Davenport
Linwood Barclay's Glen Garber + Raymond Khoury's Sean Reilly
Linda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper + Steve Martini's Paul Madriani
Steve Berry's Cotton Malone + James Rollins' Gray Pierce
Lisa Gardner's D.D. Warren + MJ Rose's Malachai Samuels
T. Jefferson Parker's Joe Trona and John Lescroart's Wyatt Hunt
Heather Graham's Michael Quinn + F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack
Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child's Aloysius Pendergast + R.L. Stine's Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy
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.
It’s like nothing anyone has ever seen before. Utopia is the brand-new frontier of theme parks, a fantastic collection of Worlds each so authentic it takes the average visitor’s breath away. Teeming with cutting-edge holographic and robotic technology, it has captured the nation’s imagination. But it has also attracted a group of ruthless criminals. After infiltrating the park and its computer systems, their leader—calling himself John Doe—sets the parameters: If their shocking demands are met, none of the visitors to the park that day will be harmed; if not, then all hell will rain down. Dr. Andrew Warne, the brilliant engineer who designed much of the park’s robotics, suddenly finds himself in a role he never imagined—trying to save the lives of thousands of innocent people . . . one of whom just happens to be his daughter.
Praise for Lethal Velocity
“Terrific . . . a sensational piece of popular entertainment . . . [Lincoln] Child has created a fictional wonderland that is both high-tech and nostalgic. . . . If you are looking for intelligent fun, it doesn’t get much better than this.”—The Washington Post Book World
“[A] whiz-bang plot . . . springs to life from the opening pages . . . Child does an outstanding job of depicting the workings of this fantastic playground.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“A riveting read . . . part mystery, part science-fiction, and all page-turner.”—Roanoke Times
Previously published as Utopia
Eine sagenumwobene Geisterstadt, eine mumifizierte Leiche und ein kostbares Artefakt:
Teil 2 der actionreichen Thriller-Reihe um die Archäologin Nora Kelly und FBI-Agentin Corrie Swanson
Der Wind fegt Sandschwaden und einen rollenden Busch durch die Straßen der Geisterstadt High Lonesome – und über eine mumifizierte Leiche, die seit mindestens 50 Jahren unentdeckt dort lag. Weil der Tote der örtlichen Polizei Rätsel aufgibt, nehmen sich FBI-Agentin Corrie Swanson und ihre Freundin, die Archäologin Nora Kelly, des Falls an. Bei der Untersuchung des Leichnams finden die beiden Frauen nicht nur heraus, dass der Mann eines entsetzlichen Todes starb – er trug auch ein unschätzbar wertvolles Goldkreuz aus dem 16. Jahrhundert bei sich. Nur warum hat sein Mörder das Kleinod nicht an sich genommen?
In ihrer neuen Thriller-Reihe »Old Bones« mischen die Bestseller-Autoren Douglas Preston und Lincoln Child geschickt Elemente des Cold-Case-Krimis und des Archäologie-Thrillers mit rasanter Action und einem Hauch Mystery.
Ihren ersten gemeinsamen Fall lösen die Archäologin Nora Kelly und FBI-Agentin Corrie Swanson, die auch aus den Thrillern mit Agent Pendergast bekannt sind, im Archäologie-Thriller »Old Bones – Tote lügen nie«.