The Diogenes Trilogy: Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead Omnibus

The Diogenes Trilogy: Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead Omnibus

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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Now, available for the first time together in a single volume: a digital-only, value-priced omnibus edition of the "Diogenes Trilogy": Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead--featuring Pendergast's mysterious brother--by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child.

A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a hoofprint scorched into the floor, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air. When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that thirty years ago four men conjured something unspeakable. Has the devil come to claim his due?

Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent, Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

A talented FBI agent, rotting away in a high security prison for a murder he did not commit. His psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime. A young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown. An ancient Egyptian tomb about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala, an enigmatic curse released. Memento Mori.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455526925
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Series: Special Agent Pendergast Series
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1750
Sales rank: 51,845
File size: 2 MB

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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The Diogenes Trilogy: Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead Omnibus 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
flyfishnlady More than 1 year ago
Who ever gave this series one star apparently never read anything Preston and Child ever wrote. My son (a huge fan) recommended this duo to me a few years ago when I was laid up having elbow surgery. You start with their first book and read them in order of press date. Include their solo endeavors as well since quite often they take favorite characters from them. If they haven't killed them off in one book chances are good they will show up again further down the line. If you are like most by the time you have read 3 or 4 books "Pendergast" will be one of your favorite characters of all time! I could go on and on about the attributes of this writing team...they are that good!! In this particular trilogy you truly get to know Agent Pendergast quite a bit of it involves his childhood. From his upbringing in a wealthy New Orleans family, some very colorful relatives to his deeply twisted brother Diogenes you finally get a sense of who this illustrious FBI agent is and how he came to be. It is a thrilling ride and absolute page turner...I don't think I even took a breath between books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Preston & Child books, sometimes both in hard copy and on CD (books on tape). As another reviewer wrote - read them in order of press date and you will quickly fall in love with the world they have created. Pendergast is one of my favorite characters of all books that I have read, and I'm an avid reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Preston and Child have yet to let me down. Pentergas is exciting as usual.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read.
ocdennis1 More than 1 year ago
I read all 3 of these books and have to say....they were great!!! Couldn't wait to get from one to the other. Please keep these Agent Pendergast books coming as I can hardly wait for them to be published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Diogenes Trilogy grabbed my attention, and never let go ! From the first page to the last, I was completely engrossed. I cannot remember ever enjoying a book as much as I enjoyed this one. I was taken on a roller coaster of emotions, from excitement to terror , to exhilaration, to sorrow, to laughter, and tears, and, amazement. I never wanted this book to end. Even when I was too sleeply to keep reading, I could not put it down. Now I am compelled to read everything else that is written by Preston and Child, about agent Pendergast. He has become one of my most favorite characters ever ! WOW !!! What a great book this is.
MexicoDan More than 1 year ago
These may be good books, but you can actually save a little money if you buy them individually.  Shame on B&N and the publisher for trying to fool people. 
concerto More than 1 year ago
Great story telling.
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shanynn829 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE The Pendergast Series. I was introduced to them by first picking up Dance of Death (the 2nd in this particular trilogy). I immediately found the first and third of this trilogy and I finished them in under a week ! The Pendergast Series, in general can be read out of sequence but these particular books should be read in sequence (the of course, The Helen Trilogy). This trilogy of the series was GREAT ! Diogenes is enigmatic and quite fascinating. The stark contrast between him and his brother, Agent Pendergast, makes this trilogy even more exciting to read. Preston and Child have an incredible way of giving you just enough information to keep you on the edge of your seat. Their storytelling is brilliant. I recommend this trilogy to anyone who is unfamiliar with The Pendergast Series as well as anyone who is a fan of thrillers, crime fiction and supernatural fiction.
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An exciting book. Pendergast is very crafty.
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