Crimson Shore (Special Agent Pendergast Series #15)

Crimson Shore (Special Agent Pendergast Series #15)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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A secret chamber.
A mysterious shipwreck.
A murder in the desolate salt marshes.

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.
Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.
Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts.
Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be abandoned?
A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history. And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only one who truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast, and the residents of Exmouth must face . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455525942
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Special Agent Pendergast Series , #15
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 68,388
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston and 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. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, Two Graves, and Gideon's Corpse. In addition to his novels, Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm.
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly "strangely entertaining note" from the authors, at their website, The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly.

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A., Pomona College, 1978

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Crimson Shore 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Preston and Childs do it again with another great thriller. Just when it looks like the story is over, you realize it's really just beginning. Intriguing interactions between Aloysius and Constance, with visits from familiar characters make the reader comfortable but eager to continue reading. The ending? I just said WHAA!? Please don't wait a year for the next one. Don't miss this one-it was worth the wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How will I ever be able to wait until the next book! I just love this book. Thank you so much for hours of total enjoyment. PH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book more than any so far in the series. I almost gave it 5 stars but I have to reserve that for books that are so far above all the rest that they are incredibly rare. I feel ilke Preston and Childs have finally returned to their old style of writing. This book was action packed but what really sets it apart is the unique plot and the overall flow of the story. I especially liked how the setting was more rural and how Constance had a bigger role than usual. Plus, Pendergast for some reason didn't seem quite as overbearing and arrogant as usual. Stephanue Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The latest in my all time favorite book series is just as engaging as it's predecessors. These books for me are like visiting ones home town and old friends. As usual can't wait for the next pendergast novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe that Diogenes is back! Remember to assume nothing...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No spoilers here, just enjoy the story. Be sure to read the 1 page pre-story from the news letter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I've come to expect from Pendergast novels, this does not dissapoint. Just as you think you've worked it out, more twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book read from Preston and Child loved it! The story has enough excitment and suspense to keep the reader guessing about the end. Just when you think you have figured out the plot a new twist turns up. I will definitely order more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I can say is upon finishing this excellent work, I wish the next book in this series was available now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grabs you early and holds until the end .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again, the authors have come up another great story. A few nice twist and turns. And once again, the reader is left hanginng at the end of the story, looking for the next in the series to find out what happened to our hero! Stay tuned.
Regmmalf More than 1 year ago
This book seemed like one author wrote the first 2/3 and the other tacked on the last third. Talk about a bizarre change of pace! Mild Sherlock Holmes-like plus a horror novel on the end. And of course, the last page cliff-hanger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the next book . We get a glimpse of who Constance really is . This book is a prelude to another series of adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Preston and Child deliver an extraordinary tale. WITHOUT A DOUBT a book worth reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will always be a fan, he rocks - awesomeness
JerseyBoy More than 1 year ago
Another good one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thrilling, non-stop from cover to cover! My absolute favorite series. When I catch up with the series, at 15 now I wonder if pendergast will continue to survive. How many lives can he have. He must also have taken some of his ancestors drug. Hope so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Pendergast series..... I do not want to come to an end.!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For Prendergast fund its a great read. Monsters are back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will never read another of your books if you have killed Prendergast!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasnt impressed with The Blue Labrinth, this one definitely made up for it.
toniNC More than 1 year ago
good as always. tired of Constance though. let her have a silent role from here on out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet another great Pendergast story . Read this before the Obsidian Chamber . I truly enjoy these authors and have read all of their books . Time very well spent reading, and money well spent . Writing and editing is superb .
shanynn829 More than 1 year ago
P&C NEVER disappoint ! Another incredible journey with Agent Pendergast where there is more to the story than what meets the eye. HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!!