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ISBN13: 9780446580298
ISBN10: 0446580295
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Pendergast — the world's most enigmatic FBI Special Agent — returns to New York City to investigate a murderous cult.

William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archaeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Eyewitnesses claim, and the security camera confirms, that the assailant was their strange, sinister neighbor — a man who, by all reports, was already dead and buried weeks earlier.

While Captain Laura Hayward leads the official investigation, Pendergast and Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta undertake their own private — and decidedly unorthodox — quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them to an enclave of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive, reclusive cult of Obeah and vodou which no outsiders have ever survived.

Review:

"Bestsellers Preston and Child kill off a regular supporting character at the outset of this suspenseful tale of urban terror, their ninth to feature FBI special agent Aloysius Pendergast (after The Wheel of Darkness). William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife, Nora Kelly, an anthropologist with the New York Museum of Natural History, are celebrating their first anniversary when Smithback is fatally stabbed in their Manhattan apartment, apparently by a creepy neighbor, Colin Fearing, an out-of-work British actor. Given eyewitness descriptions of the killer, including one from Kelly herself, as well as surveillance footage showing a blood-stained Fearing emerging from the apartment building right after the crime, the case appears to be open and shut — until Pendergast and his NYPD ally, Lt. Vincent D'Agosta, learn that Fearing died almost two weeks earlier. This taut page-turner can only add to the authors' growing fan base. 8-city author tour. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[A]nother winner from thriller masters Preston and Child, who specialize in a compelling story, intriguing characters, and the implausible becoming terrifyingly real....Another guaranteed hit that is highly recommended." Library Journal (starred review)

Review:

"Individually, these two writers turn out books that are solid, competent, workmanlike. Together, they manage to kick it up several notches, producing novels that are elegantly written and feature unique characters and eerie, compelling stories....[A] must-read." Booklist

Review:

"Cemetery Dance is rich with the history and atmosphere of New York City....Readers will find themselves unable to turn the pages of this superbly suspenseful story fast enough." BookReporter.com

Synopsis:

Aloysius Pendergast — the world's most enigmatic FBI special agent — returns to New York City to investigate a murderous cult. His serpentine journey takes him into a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here he finds his true peril is just beginning.

About the Author

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West.

Lincoln Child is a former book editor and systems analyst who has published numerous novels and anthologies. Visit him online at www.PrestonChild.com.

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Clark, May 27, 2009 (view all comments by Clark)
Cemetery Dance is a return to form for Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I personally felt that their last book "Wheel of Darkness" might have been an inclination of the decline of the series. I was proven wrong and thankfully so with the release of Cemetery Dance. I won't ruin the story or bore you with a summary of the book, I will just tell you that this book is fantastic and you will enjoy reading it. I wish the book would have been longer . . . 435 pages is not enough for a well-written story such as this one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446580298
Author:
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
Child, Lincoln
Author:
Preston, Douglas J.
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Government investigators
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
May 2009
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
435
Dimensions:
9.28x6.40x1.49 in. 1.45 lbs.

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Product details 435 pages Grand Central Publishing - English 9780446580298 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestsellers Preston and Child kill off a regular supporting character at the outset of this suspenseful tale of urban terror, their ninth to feature FBI special agent Aloysius Pendergast (after The Wheel of Darkness). William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife, Nora Kelly, an anthropologist with the New York Museum of Natural History, are celebrating their first anniversary when Smithback is fatally stabbed in their Manhattan apartment, apparently by a creepy neighbor, Colin Fearing, an out-of-work British actor. Given eyewitness descriptions of the killer, including one from Kelly herself, as well as surveillance footage showing a blood-stained Fearing emerging from the apartment building right after the crime, the case appears to be open and shut — until Pendergast and his NYPD ally, Lt. Vincent D'Agosta, learn that Fearing died almost two weeks earlier. This taut page-turner can only add to the authors' growing fan base. 8-city author tour. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A]nother winner from thriller masters Preston and Child, who specialize in a compelling story, intriguing characters, and the implausible becoming terrifyingly real....Another guaranteed hit that is highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Individually, these two writers turn out books that are solid, competent, workmanlike. Together, they manage to kick it up several notches, producing novels that are elegantly written and feature unique characters and eerie, compelling stories....[A] must-read."
"Review" by , "Cemetery Dance is rich with the history and atmosphere of New York City....Readers will find themselves unable to turn the pages of this superbly suspenseful story fast enough."
"Synopsis" by , Aloysius Pendergast — the world's most enigmatic FBI special agent — returns to New York City to investigate a murderous cult. His serpentine journey takes him into a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here he finds his true peril is just beginning.
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