Brimstone - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Agent Pendergast returns in a new suspense thriller from New York Times bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. — Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and th... more »e unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered-their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death-the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.
Teaming with Police Officer Vincent D'Agosta (The Relic), Agent Pendergast is determined to solve this case that appears to defy everything except supernatural logic. Their investigation takes them from the luxury estates of Long Island to the crumbling, legend-shrouded castles of the Italian countryside, where Pendergast faces the most treacherous and dangerous adversary of his career.
Wow! Very intriguing premise! I really enjoy the Agent Pendergast series (this is the fifth in the series) and when you add Vicent D'Agosta into the mix, it's even better. The reading presentation by Rene Aubergonois is terrific. This is the first of the series I have done on audio and was not expecting to like it as well as the print versions but I thought it was actually enhanced by the audio presentation, though I do miss the print option of turning back to earlier pages to review previous clues. Does end in a cliffhanger so you will definitely want to go ahead and order the sequel Dance of Death before you finish Brimstone to find out what happens next! Also, since this is the first book of a trilogy arc, you may want to have the final book of the arc, Book of the Dead, on hand, too.