|Author:||Preston, Douglas J.|
|Publisher:||Grand Central Pub|
|Publish Date:||Nov 2012|
|Number of Pages:||580|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.6|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.2 x 1.4 x 6.7|
Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut in 1957. He received a degree in English from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduation, he obtained a position as an editorial assistant at St. Martin's Press and eventually became a full editor in 1984. While at St. Martin's Press, he assembled several collections of ghost and horror stories including Dark Company (1984) and Dark Banquet (1985). In 1987, he left St.
Martin's Press for a job at MetLife and began writing. He has co-written numerous books with Douglas Preston including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse. In 2003, he published his first solo novel entitled Utopia and has since written several others including Death Match and Deep Storm. He made The New York Times Best Seller List twice in 2012 with his title's The Third Gate and his title Two Graves written with Douglas Preston.
Douglas Preston was born on May 20, 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in English literature from Pomona College in 1978. His career began at the American Museum of Natural History, where he worked as an editor and writer from 1978 to 1985. He also was a lecturer in English at Princeton University. He became a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction books in 1986. Many of his fiction works are co-written with Lincoln Child including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse.
His nonfiction works include Dinosaurs in the Attic; Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado; Talking to the Ground; and The Royal Road. He has written for numerous magazines including The New Yorker; Natural History; Harper's; Smithsonian; National Geographic; and Travel and Leisure. He became a New York Times Best Selling author with his title Two Graves which he co-wrote with Lincoln Child.
Preston and Child put a twist on the biblical story of Cain and Abel in this sequel to Brimstone. Summoned to a mysterious meeting, police officer Vincent D'Agosta hopes to discover that his friend, FBI agent Pendergast, somehow survived the events chronicled in the aforementioned title. Instead, Vincent receives a letter that Pendergast asked to be delivered in the event of his death. In this cryptic missive, Pendergast begs for help in stopping his brother, Diogenes, from committing the perfect crime, which will probably occur in two days.
But Diogenes has already started his crime spree, methodically murdering people close to his dead brother. Now Vincent must not only stop a genius from murdering again but also protect himself and his friends on the hit list. A rare second book in a trilogy that actually improves on the first; fans and newcomers alike will relish the numerous twists and relentless plot line. Add this to your mandatory reading list.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 2/15/05; see interview with the authors on p. 106.] - Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.
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