Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
Crimson Shore
Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston, by Lincoln Child
 Agent Pendergast, 15

A secret chamber. A mysterious shipwreck. A murder in the desolate salt marshes.

A seemingly quotidian private case turns out to be more sinister than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have imagined.

Pendergast, with his ward Constance Greene, has arrived in Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the cellar, they find something considerably more macabre: a bricked-up niche clearly built to hold a body, now suspiciously bare. Could it be the robbers real aim was to remove a mouldering skeleton?

Exmouth is a town with a grim past, and this skeleton may be testament to an ancient transgression. When a murdered corpse is discovered in the surrounding salt marshes, Pendergast will have to wonder if the sins of the past live on...

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
03 Dec 2015 * 368pp * £18.99 * 9781784974206
'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life'
David Baldacci
'A collision between past and present that will leave you breathless'
Lee Child
'White hot bestselling suspense. Simply brilliant!'
Lisa Gardner
Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and National Geographic magazines, as well as novels and nonfiction works (such as The Lost City of the Monkey God). With Lincoln Child, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures.
ALSO BY Douglas Preston
Lincoln Child
Lincoln Child
Lincoln Child is a Florida resident and former book editor who has published seven novels of his own, including such bestsellers as Full Wolf Moon and Deep Storm. With Douglas Preston, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a 'strangely entertaining' newsletter from the authors, at their website, Visit
ALSO BY Lincoln Child
Greasing the Piñata
Dry Heat
Arizona Dreams
South Phoenix Rules
3 Great Female Detectives
3 Great Hardboiled Crime Novels
The Kate Shugak Investigation - Box Set
The Night Detectives
Some Like It Hot
Blood, ash and Bone
The Pants On Fire Detective Agency - Box Set
Phoenix Cold Cases - Box set
San Francisco Noir - Box Set
The Master Falconer
The Body in the Mithraeum
The Best American Mystery Stories: Volume 16
It's In The Book
Rides A Stranger
What's In A Name
Death Leaves A Bookmark
The Best American Mystery Stories: Volume 17
The Book Thing
The Long Sonata of the Dead
The Scroll
Pronghorns of the Third Reich
An Acceptable Sacrifice
The Final Testament
The Book of Virtue
The Book of Ghosts
Book Club
Eye for an Eye
The Runaway
Fallen into the Pit
Death and the Joyful Woman
Flight of a Witch
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs
The Piper on the Mountain
Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart
The Grass Widow's Tale
The House of Green Turf