City of Endless Night

City of Endless Night

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child


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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Special Agent Pendergast must stop a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City with a trail of headless victims.

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found.

Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. "I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch," Pendergast tells D'Agosta, "because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History."

But neither Pendergast nor D'Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered . . . and decapitated. Worse still, there's something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer.

As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D'Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It'll take all of Pendergast's skill to unmask this most dangerous foe-let alone survive to tell the tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538731857
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Series: Special Agent Pendergast Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 37,909
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Douglas Preston and Lincolnd Child are the #1 bestselling coauthors of the Pendergast novels, as well as the Gideon Crew series. Preston & Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File at, and follow them on Facebook.

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A., Pomona College, 1978

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City of Endless Night 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like this was not nearly as well developed as previous books. Lots of set up for predictable outcome. Was so disappointed, as they have been my favorite authors for years and I order way in advance and anticipate reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not up to the standards of the Pendergast series in terms of character development, mystery, or plot cohesion. Still extremely readable because I've come to care about the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the plot was predictable, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love this series and can hardly wait fornthe next. I must say that Constance absence was definitely missed. Need to bring her back for the next one. Thank you again gentleman for a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought this was suppose to be the third book in the series? Crimson shore, the obsidian chamber to this story. I was lost in this one, expecting much more. Not even close in quality than other trilogies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, great ending. Looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the better plots in this series despite the predictability of the outcome. Extremely well-written. My biggest problem is the absence of Constance Greene. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sluggish. Pendergast is great and all but, let's get out of New York and go somewhere exotic or mysterious. Or perhaps, bring back a character from the early days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are always great reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Headline says it all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet another challenging mystery with the unpredictable Agent Pendergast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good twist and turns for agent Pendergast has he unravels under and who did it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. This book was good, but seemed shorter than others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read. Not as mysterious as their usual fare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lincoln has spun another thriller that does not disappoint. He takes us into the twisting and turning crazed mind of a very disturbing villain. This novel leaves us trembling, sweating and gasping for breath as we try to find a way to survive this nightmare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yup. As usual. Good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always enjoy Pendergast tales!
LaurinB More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Preston & Child and their Agent Pendergast series. Because I am a fan and have read all previous sixteen novels in the series, I’m always a tiny bit leery when I start a new one: I would hate to be disappointed! Thankfully, again that is not the case with book number seventeen in the Pendergast series. Yay! With City of Endless Night Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child showed me once again why I am a fan. Their books are always packed with tension, building and building to a magnificent crescendo, where you are so caught up, you are completely lost to the action. And their characterization, of even minor characters, is phenomenal. You can’t beat a Preston & Child for the atmosphere and action that keep you turning pages into the very wee hours and gripping your book so tightly your hands cramp up! Be sure to block out a nice section of time where you won’t be disturbed to read City of Endless Night, because you won’t want to put it down. Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this novel for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Once again a great read!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Exciting psychological thriller.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thrilling page turner with all the twists and turns you expect from the Pendergast series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always look forward to reading a good book, and these guys know how to deliver one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Preston & Child continue to impress with Pendergast's latest adventure. I loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was really enjoyable. A good continuation of the last storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was without a doubt one of the better books in the Pendergast series. Read smoothly. I just could not it down I read it in 3 sittings Awesome. Did not have a clue to the killer until the end !!!