Cemetery Dance

By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (Audiobook, 2009)
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.

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.

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.

The authors encourage readers to visit and send them e-mail at their Web site, http://www.prestonchild.com.

  • Cemetery Dance

  • Praise for THE WHEEL OF DARKNESS:
    "In a coolly understated performance, René Auberjonois subtly heightens the ever-increasing tension as Constance and Pendergast board the luxury liner BRITTANIA on its maiden voyage, searching for the madman bent on world destruction. Auberjonois's deceptively ordinary voice pulls listeners into Preston and Child's world, where science, mysticism, and melodrama reign supreme. Lots of fun!"

     WINNER OF AUDIOFILE EARPHONES (AudioFile Magazine).

  • "From the opening page to the shocking last, an amazingly claustrophobic and terrifying reading experience awaits: this book does for cruise ships what Jaws did for summer beach resorts.  One of the best thrillers of the year." (--- Library Journal *starred review* on WHEEL OF DARKNESS).

  • "RenĂ© Auberjonois...lends the proper air of gravitas to his performance. With the underlying story featuring zombies and the undead, it takes the sober Auberjonois to help maintain the credibility of the plot. His sincere delivery is perfect for a strange story that is more than a little creepy."

  • (Library Journal).

Product Details

Cemetery Dance
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $14.98 US/$16.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 360
  • ISBN-13: 9781600242649
  • On Sale Date: 05/12/2009
Cemetery Dance