Brimstone by Douglas Preston

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A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate.
There is a claw print scorched into the wall, 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?
Some things can't be undone.

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The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publisher's Weekly). Coauthors of the famed Pendergast series, their books Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the 100 greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number one box office hit movie. They are also the authors of Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance and Gideon's Sword. Preston's acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence, is being made into a movie starring George Clooney. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published four novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm. The authors welcome e-mail from their readers; you can visit their website at
Published August 1, 2004 by Grand Central Publishing. 752 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Crime. Fiction

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An outrageously entertaining thriller from these accomplished co-authors (Still Life With Crows, 2003, etc.).

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Reviewing the Evidence

His guests were an artist Vilnius, whom he had vilified in print, Lady Milbanke, once a lover of Grove, Count Fosco, and Jonathan Frederick, another art critic.

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Agnes Torres cleaned the house of art critic Jeremy Grove.

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Curled Up

That doesn’t mean this is a horror book – on the contrary, the literary and cultural depths which this story plumbs, the authentic historical details it incorporates, all suggest many other likely explanations and the result is a plot that’s multi-directional and a mystery that’s extremely comple...

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