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 the 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 DAgosta (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.
Preston and Childs most recent hardcover, Still Life with Crows (Warner, 7/03), has close to 80,000 copies in print to date and hit the New York Times extended bestseller list. It will be published in Warner mass market in 7/04.
The protagonist of BRIMSTONE, Agent Pendergast, was introduced in the New York Times bestseller The Relic (Tor, 1996), which sold over 910,000 paperback copies and was the basis for the Paramount movie.
Both The Cabinet of Curiosities (Warner, 6/02) and The Ice Limit (Warner, 2000) hit the New York Times extended bestseller list and the USA TODAY list. The Cabinet of Curiosities was also a Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller.
The authors five novels for Warner have more than two million copies in print combined.
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