On March 5, 2019, Agent A. X. L. Pendergast returns to bookstores in Verses for the Dead, the forthcoming new thriller from New York Times bestselling authors Douglass Preston and Lincoln Child.
For those keeping track, Pendergast was last seen in City of Endless Night, which came out earlier this year. For his next adventure, the legendary lone wolf is being forced to. . . wait for it. . . take on a partner.
Check out the plot details below!
After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI’s New York office, Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast is forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment–he must work with a partner.
Pendergast and his new teammate, junior FBI agent Coldmoon, are assigned the case of a devious new killer whose killing spree spans the countryside, and whose crimes are distinguished by a mysterious M.O. Letters left at seemingly unrelated gravesites in the city of Miami.
That the connection between these old deaths defies easy explanation is the least of Pendergast’s worries. As Aloysius digs deeper, he soon realizes there may be more to the killer–and Pendergast’s new partner–than meets the eye.
Though we’re still eight months away from publication, Verses for the Dead, the 18th Agent Pendergast book from Preston and Child, is currently available for pre-order here or anywhere else books are sold.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.