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Head of Zeus
Crimson Shore
03 Dec 2015 * TRADE PAPERBACK * £12.99 * 9781784974213

A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 368 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Also in Agent Pendergast series
Crimson ShoreAgent Pendergast, 15by Douglas Preston, by Lincoln Child

Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast, with his ward Constance Greene, has arrived in Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the cellar, behind the empty bottle racks, they find something considerably more macabre: the remains of a sealed chamber complete with rusted leg irons, fragments of bone and claw marks on the inside-face of its bricks.

Then a historian is found murdered in the desolate salt marshes that surround the town, his face mutilated, his body carved with arcane symbols and a name: TYBANE.

Exmouth, they will discover, has a grim history dating back to 1692 and the aftermath of the Salem witch trials. And now a dark secret, centuries old, is rising to the surface.

Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and National Geographic magazines, as well as novels and nonfiction works (such as The Lost City of the Monkey God). With Lincoln Child, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures.
Lincoln Child is a Florida resident and former book editor who has published seven novels of his own, including such bestsellers as Full Wolf Moon and Deep Storm. With Douglas Preston, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a 'strangely entertaining' newsletter from the authors, at their website, Visit

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