City of Endless Night

City of Endless Night

Douglas Preston / Aug 18, 2019

City of Endless Night NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A consistently exciting and never predictable series Associated Press When Grace Ozmian the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire first goes missi

  • Title: City of Endless Night
  • Author: Douglas Preston
  • ISBN: City of Endless Night
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  • 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A consistently exciting and never predictable series Associated Press When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure Until the young woman s body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere t 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A consistently exciting and never predictable series Associated Press When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure Until the young woman s body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found Lieutenant CDS Vincent D Agosta quickly takes the lead He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A.X.L Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch, Pendergast tells D Agosta, because I have found you here, in charge Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History But neither Pendergast nor D Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered and decapitated Worse still, there s something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city It ll take all of Pendergast s skill to unmask this most dangerous foe let alone survive to tell the tale Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 416 pages Published November 27th 2018 by Vision first published January 9th 2018 More Details Original Title City of Endless Night ISBN 1455536954 ISBN13 9781455536955 Series Pendergast 17 Characters Aloysius X.L Pendergast, Laura Hayward, Proctor, Bryce Harriman, Vincent DAgosta, Glen Singleton, Howard Longstreet, Anton Ozmian, Isabel Alves Vettoretto, Marc Cantucci, Robert Hightower, Marsden Swope, Grace Ozmian, Izolda Ozmian, Jory Baugh, William Paine, Jonathan Ingmar, Terence Lasherless setting New York City, New York United States Long Island, New York United States Other Editions 36 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about City of Endless Night, please sign up Popular Answered Questions This question contains spoilers view spoiler So, who was the expert taxidermist who beautifully mounted all those human heads I don t recall any indication that Ozmian was capable of doing it himself Seems like kind of a plot hole to me hide spoiler like one year ago See all 2 answers Lady This answer contains spoilers view spoiler There were a lot of holes like the secretary lady to O and what was up with the fanatic didn t fit into the story at all and the reporter There were a lot of holes like the secretary lady to O and what was up with the fanatic didn t fit into the story at all and the reporter story line was greatly disjointed as well less hide spoiler flag Can someone please explain to me what the connection was to the ex Jesuit priest and his bonfire of the vanities to the rest of the story Did I miss something Seemed completely unrelated to the mystery like 5 months ago See all 2 answers Lobstergirl It was tedious, and unrelated Maybe PC are introducing a character so they can reuse him in a future book let s hope not Maybe they wanted to It was tedious, and unrelated Maybe PC are introducing a character so they can reuse him in a future book let s hope not Maybe they wanted to give a tiny cameo to Laura Hayward, who pops in to slap the cuffs on him Maybe they just can t resist cannibalizing subplots from other books the messianic doomsday preacher Rev Wayne Buck from Brimstone who sets up an Occupy Wallstreet style city less flag See all 7 questions about City of Endless Night Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 20, 2018 Diane S rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 read The headless daughter of a millionaire is found, Pendergast who is in disgrace with the FBI after his last outing is assigned the case Although working again with his friend, Detective D Agosta, Pendergast shows little interest, taking it for the punishment it is meant to be But then, headless corpses, beheaded of wealthy New Yorkers, men who have the best security money can buy Yet, someone is managing to penetrate these systems Pendergast for much of the book is working in the backgro The headless daughter of a millionaire is found, Pendergast who is in disgrace with the FBI after his last outing is assigned the case Although working again with his friend, Detective D Agosta, Pendergast shows little interest, taking it for the punishment it is meant to be But then, headless corpses, beheaded of wealthy New Yorkers, men who have the best security money can buy Yet, someone is managing to penetrate these systems Pendergast for much of the book is working in the background, his ghostly presence shadowing D Agosta, at odds with the city s theory of why these killings are taking place.It is with welcome relief I welcome back a Pendergast story that doesn t include any of his nefarious and very strange family Not that I do not find them interesting but though with the previous books this subject had been overdone This is back to form, Pendergast doing what he does best Seeing things others do not see,putting things together in a way other cannot Though in this one there s the very real possibility that Pendergast has met his match Someone he cannot out think, anticipate The scene in the old asylum, the cat and mouse game that ensues was suspenseful and harrowing I won t say this is the best in series, but I do think it is the best in the last several years ARC from Netgalley flag 64 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Feb 23, 2018 Linda rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery thrillers, preston child A perfect absence of compassion and empathy, and a high degree of ambition, and you get a psychopath of the highest order Two adolescent boys are running at high speed to escape the aftermath of a neighborhood prank They dart into an old abandoned property and dive into a pile of leaves that have blown into a darkened corner Their temporary refuge smells of mold and something definitely rank The leaves shift with their squirming and a dead body reveals itself The source of the screaming co A perfect absence of compassion and empathy, and a high degree of ambition, and you get a psychopath of the highest order Two adolescent boys are running at high speed to escape the aftermath of a neighborhood prank They dart into an old abandoned property and dive into a pile of leaves that have blown into a darkened corner Their temporary refuge smells of mold and something definitely rank The leaves shift with their squirming and a dead body reveals itself The source of the screaming comes from the boys themselvesnever a peep from the headless one.Preston Child present their 17th book in the Pendergast Series Not to worry, though City of Endless Night reads as a stellar standalone with only tiny dots of the past You most certainly can hit the ground running with this one It s that good.Lieutenant Vincent D Agosta of the NYPD is called to that decaying warehouse late that night He s the lead detective assigned to this horrendous case While sifting through that leaf fondue, D Agosta raises his head and finds FBI Special Agent A.X.L Pendergast crouched low on the floor The two men agree that this young woman was killed elsewhere and brought to the scene Nothing to hang a hat onthere s a missing head that doesn t show up in that leafy mound.The unfortunate victim turns out to be Grace Ozmian, a young socialite living the high life on daddy s billions Kinda makes you scratch your own head as to how she ended up here in a bad way The questions keep piling up as the body count rises.wealthy individuals who lose their heads much like ol Grace They won t be spending another nickel on this earth Uh, that s for sure.To complicate things even , Preston Child add the likes of an overzealous journalist who seems to have his own theory for the crimes Bryce Harriman is digging into his own pile of trouble as he tries to uncover past lives of the victims It may cost him his own.City of Endless Night is one of the best in this series so far D Agosta is written this time around as front and center with our Pendergast on the peripheral until the end It s an enjoyable fast read in which you won t come up for air for some time Recommend snacks and beverages close by The Epilogue is quite enticing, too A promise of good stuff to come Get crackin Preston Child flag 56 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jan 16, 2018 Jane rated it liked it review of another edition Ever since the end of the Diogenes Trilogy, the series has been in a decline I still look forward to each new one, but each new entry has less going for it than the last In my opinion, the good ones have been Relic, Reliquary, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, the Diogenes Trilogy, and White Fire Why the decline Firstly, I think too much Pendergast is a bad thing The books where he wasn t the sole protagonist are usually much better than the ones where he is He s much mor Ever since the end of the Diogenes Trilogy, the series has been in a decline I still look forward to each new one, but each new entry has less going for it than the last In my opinion, the good ones have been Relic, Reliquary, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, the Diogenes Trilogy, and White Fire Why the decline Firstly, I think too much Pendergast is a bad thing The books where he wasn t the sole protagonist are usually much better than the ones where he is He s much fun when he has to share the stage with someone normal, like D Agosta, or Nora, or Corrie or Margo Spending too much time on Pendergast takes the luster off of his mystery and exposes him for the genre power fantasy that he is I love my genre power fantasies, but I need to be wooed with a little subtlety How many times do we need to hear about how expensive his handmade shoes are I for one, am sick of that.Secondly, the authors are clearly tired of the character, and it shows in how little life each book has now The villains and side characters have grown sadly forgettable In City of Endless Night, they couldn t even bother making a half decent side plot There s hardly any atmosphere I really would have liked to feel during City of Endless Night, and when I think about how much promise the villain and setting had, I feel like I should have Even though this villain was clearly competent and dangerous, certainly a match for Pendergast, the last time I felt that Pendergast was in any real danger was back in Reliquary that moment when he s getting ready to go into underground Manhattan, and the narrator describes him as the last of the great explorers You really felt it at that moment, that the book was taking you somewhere original, exotic, and dangerous.I ll keep reading, because when you ve grown up with a series it s hard to let go, and they re still entertaining books And the publication of worse books doesn t mean that the early books magically disappear I can always reread my favorites with no loss of appreciation It just makes me a bit sad, that s all I wish the authors would start a new series starring Corrie instead flag 40 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Dec 06, 2017 Chad rated it really liked it review of another edition Pendergast and D Agosta try and track down a killer who is beating impossible odds and decapitating his victims But Pendergast isn t his usual self Constance s departure at the end of the last book has affected him than he realizes For most of the book his heart isn t in tracking down the killer There s some subplots with new characters that don t seem to have a whole lot to do with the overall story Kings Park Psychiatric Center plays a role in the book This is a real place that loca Pendergast and D Agosta try and track down a killer who is beating impossible odds and decapitating his victims But Pendergast isn t his usual self Constance s departure at the end of the last book has affected him than he realizes For most of the book his heart isn t in tracking down the killer There s some subplots with new characters that don t seem to have a whole lot to do with the overall story Kings Park Psychiatric Center plays a role in the book This is a real place that locals go urban exploring in frequently It has a fascinating history consistent with what is depicted in the book book hearkens back to the style of the early Pendergast novels It s of an ensemble book with multiple chapters focusing on other characters We don t delve into any of Pendergast s history I found that refreshing It s solely a stand alone murder mystery, but still a great read.Received an advance copy from Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 30 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2018 Faith rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audio, overdrive I ve read every book in this series and this is one of the better ones It can be read as a standalone The headless corpse of a young woman is found and FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned to work on the case with his police detective friend Vincent D Agosta because he is in the doghouse with the FBI Other murders follow and they become a classic puzzle for Pendergast to solve in his usual brilliant, wry and preternaturally perceptive manner.This book has a very exciting ending While it I ve read every book in this series and this is one of the better ones It can be read as a standalone The headless corpse of a young woman is found and FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned to work on the case with his police detective friend Vincent D Agosta because he is in the doghouse with the FBI Other murders follow and they become a classic puzzle for Pendergast to solve in his usual brilliant, wry and preternaturally perceptive manner.This book has a very exciting ending While it doesn t have the spooky elements that are often in books by these authors, I didn t miss them I also didn t miss Pendergast s ward Constance who I hope never comes back, but I fear that I hope in vain flag 26 likesLike see review View 2 comments Feb 13, 2018 Marialyce rated it really liked it review of another edition 4 Agent Pendergast and Lieutenant D Agosta are back starsThis is the seventeenth book in the Agent Pendergast series by Preston and Child and it s a good one I so enjoyed every page turning moment as I sped through this book in a day Pretty much proof of the I can t put it down aura of this novel.Aloysius Pendergast and Vincent D Agosta are are on the trail of a killer A young wealthy woman has been murdered and grisly details are found when her corpse is discovered headless in an abandoned 4 Agent Pendergast and Lieutenant D Agosta are back starsThis is the seventeenth book in the Agent Pendergast series by Preston and Child and it s a good one I so enjoyed every page turning moment as I sped through this book in a day Pretty much proof of the I can t put it down aura of this novel.Aloysius Pendergast and Vincent D Agosta are are on the trail of a killer A young wealthy woman has been murdered and grisly details are found when her corpse is discovered headless in an abandoned warehouse This will not be the last crime of this type as these two team up together to find the murderer and ultimately discover the motive behind these killings Could the motive be a pay back for crimes committed by the victims, or is it a rage against the one percenters that inhabit New York City where the murders have taken place Perhaps there is something else driving this murderer and his quest for killings and beheadings As always Pendergast and D Agosta are up against evil forces as they try to stop the killings and manage also to save themselves from the same fate Hopefully, our two stalwart protagonists will be back once again in the next installment, to save lives, outwit masterminds, and keep this reader coming back for flag 23 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Nov 08, 2017 Steven rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves favorites, mystery thriller mayhem, netgalley or publisher, read in 2017 Thanks to Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me a copy of this to read in exchange for an honest review.So as many of you know, the Pendergast series is one of my longest followed and most beloved series I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good thriller with adventure and strangeness mixed right in This wasn t the strongest entry into the series, what with a relatively predictable villain and a meandering plot with some side stories that felt unnecessary, but it was s Thanks to Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me a copy of this to read in exchange for an honest review.So as many of you know, the Pendergast series is one of my longest followed and most beloved series I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good thriller with adventure and strangeness mixed right in This wasn t the strongest entry into the series, what with a relatively predictable villain and a meandering plot with some side stories that felt unnecessary, but it was still a Pendergast book and one thing that seriously redeemed it was that we got to see a side of Pendergast we haven t seen very deeply before and he was VULNERABLE Pendergast has always been one of those step ahead of everyone kind of characters, and it s part of his charm He s crazy smart, can read people, and knows how to play them to get what he wants but the events of the last book really brought him into a new realm, and this book played on that new weakness and vulnerability to show this side of Pendergast, and to almost bring him down to a normal human Of course, it was awesome to see him struggle and find his mastery again, but it was an absolute pleasure to get to see him accept that maybe he s not always the smartest person in the room or the best player in the game.I think that brought a fresh new perspective to the character, who after 17 books could be at risk of getting stale, right Who am I kidding Pendergast is the bomb.Read this one It s fun And if you haven t already, read the rest flag 22 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 22, 2017 Steve rated it liked it review of another edition Not what they used to be Repetitive and boring Unconnected characters, drifting, listless unimaginative plot flag 22 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2018 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2018 City of Endless Night is the seventeen book in the Pendergast series, and I have read every single one of them My personal favorite is the ones that have a slight supernatural element to the story like the first book Relic with the monster in the New York Museum of Natural History, which is why I felt a bit disappointed while reading this one Don t take me wrong, it s a great thriller, and it s nice to have D Agosta and Pendergast working together to catch a murderer.However, it feels just lik City of Endless Night is the seventeen book in the Pendergast series, and I have read every single one of them My personal favorite is the ones that have a slight supernatural element to the story like the first book Relic with the monster in the New York Museum of Natural History, which is why I felt a bit disappointed while reading this one Don t take me wrong, it s a great thriller, and it s nice to have D Agosta and Pendergast working together to catch a murderer.However, it feels just like an ordinary thriller Sure, the killings and beheadings is an interesting mystery especially since there seems to be no link to the people killed I just wished that the book had been a bit extraordinary Instead, we get a straight forward thriller, with not a very memorable killer Well, besides the fact that this is one of the first times that Pendergast goes up against an enemy that seriously could outsmart him The best part of the book is the end part when the killer and Pendergast face off and Pendergast truly has to fight for his life against an enemy that is better than him And, yes that is a very unusual scene since Pendergast is someone that often seems than human.City of Endless Night is a good thriller, as always is the writing great and, despite my reservations about the story, did I enjoy reading the book It s only that I really enjoy when the stories take a suspenseful feeling when Pendergast is up against something beastly and since the killer in this book is an ordinary killer well he was psycho, but still very much human did I get a bit disappointed Nevertheless, it s not a bad book, never boring and I enjoyed both the main story and the side stories. I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review flag 28 likesLike see review Jan 11, 2018 Anna rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, pendergast series I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.After the last two lackluster entries in the series, we re finally back to a traditional Pendergast story While not the best offering in the series, it could only go up from Obsidian Chamber Once again teamed with D Agosta trying to find a serial killer in NYC This time, it seems like it s a class warfare type spree, but like any Pendergast book, nothing is as it seems Except if you ve read a Pendergast book before then I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.After the last two lackluster entries in the series, we re finally back to a traditional Pendergast story While not the best offering in the series, it could only go up from Obsidian Chamber Once again teamed with D Agosta trying to find a serial killer in NYC This time, it seems like it s a class warfare type spree, but like any Pendergast book, nothing is as it seems Except if you ve read a Pendergast book before then it s quite obvious how it s going to go And that s really the whole issue with this book, team Preston Child hit the reset button of sorts and gave us a run of the mill B side Pendergast story Perhaps they wanted to show that Pendergast, without Constance, is a shell of his former self, that s why his sleuthing was so sub par That can also explain the slight rift in the D Agosta Pendergast partnership The two of them definitely did not have the ease of relationship they ve had previously Beyond that, there was just something off with this story There seemed to be less sleuthing and action with a showdown that was pretty lackluster The bad guy and the motivation was underwhelming to say the least The Pendergast character was kind of pathetic in his mopey state There were a few side stories that didn t meld as well, specifically the one with Swope While it was nice to see some old faces again, I can t imagine any new readers understanding or caring why they re in the book Laura Hayward was always such a dynamic character, but to readers of this book, she s just a wife with little to no personality Even Bryce Harriman who was prominent here would be a bit of a head scratcher for new readers, especially his constant references to Will Smithback.To be honest, this book is for readers who have slogged through some inferior book and have been hoping the series will right itself In that regard, this book is a success But new readers I can t see them being that interested Early books showed a real love for the character of Pendergast, but these later books seem like a need to continue a series than anything Did I enjoy the book Yes, I read it in one day Did I enjoy it than the previous two books Definitely But do I think that the series should be coming to an end soon Yes This is a book that is in the middle of the pack of the series 3 5W, don t know if it s just in the ARC or not, but Kings Park is in Suffolk County, not Sussex County Just like Adirondack, New York, it seems team Preston Child is on a mission to irk me in terms of New York geography view spoiler The lack of emotion from Pendergast is to be expected in most cases, but we ve seen him in moments of pure sorrow His reaction to Longwood s death, after their long history, was unbelievably lackluster And quite honestly, a waste of a character Also why can t we just be rid of Constance Holy crap hide spoiler flag 18 likesLike see review Jan 11, 2018 Bam rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 netgalley, 2018 reads, thriller suspense Even after seventeen books, the Pendergast series is endlessly fascinating This thriller takes place in NYC and begins with the discovery of the headless body of a young woman FBI Special Agent Pendergast is called in to help D Agosta and the NYPD because it appears she may have been transported across state lines It turns out the victim is the only child of a ruthless tech billionaire, and when other wealthy people are killed in similar ways, the mayor puts the heat on the NYPD to come up wi Even after seventeen books, the Pendergast series is endlessly fascinating This thriller takes place in NYC and begins with the discovery of the headless body of a young woman FBI Special Agent Pendergast is called in to help D Agosta and the NYPD because it appears she may have been transported across state lines It turns out the victim is the only child of a ruthless tech billionaire, and when other wealthy people are killed in similar ways, the mayor puts the heat on the NYPD to come up with some answers quickly But it is an ambitious young reporter named Harriman who suggests the theory that captures the public s imagination that the serial killer is targeting one percenters in what he calls the city of endless night Pendergast s is the only dissenting voice but he is not sharing his reasons Who will be the next wealthy victim if no one can stop the Decapitator Exciting reading with a nice plot twist that I did not see coming This is a favorite series of mine so I d especially like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to read an arc of this latest thriller through NetGalley and the publisher Thank you, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child flag 19 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 05, 2018 Sue rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves thriller, net galley, read 2018, mystery Another satisfying read in the Pendergast series While it doesn t move the overall mythology of the series along, it does provide a complex thriller with further insights into Pendergast s character, and it can be read as a standalone, set in New York City, featuring the the extremely wealthy and the extremely not Pendergast himself is strangely out of sorts as the story opens, having difficulty involving himself in solving the initial crime perhaps due to developments at the end of the las Another satisfying read in the Pendergast series While it doesn t move the overall mythology of the series along, it does provide a complex thriller with further insights into Pendergast s character, and it can be read as a standalone, set in New York City, featuring the the extremely wealthy and the extremely not Pendergast himself is strangely out of sorts as the story opens, having difficulty involving himself in solving the initial crime perhaps due to developments at the end of the last book , showing a level of decreased insight lacking in his crime solving.D Agosta and Pendergast are teamed up again due to the discovery of a headless corpse, a crime scene involving one or possibly two distinct killers And they soon learn that the victim is prominent and wealthy, though also notorious Who would want her dead and in that way The investigation begins but will become very complicated, eventually drawing Pendergast out of the fog surrounding him But at what cost Recommended to Pendergast followers You know who you are A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review flag 18 likesLike see review Nov 05, 2017 Darlene rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves giveaway I received a copy of this book, City of Endless Night ,through a giveaway Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing As a fan of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child s Agent Pendergast series, I am always eagerly awaiting each book The latest, City of Endless Night is the 17th book in the series and as usual, the excitement builds quickly The story begins at a crime scene in Queens, New York on a cold December night where Lieutenant Vincent D Agosta of the NYPD and his crew have been ca I received a copy of this book, City of Endless Night ,through a giveaway Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing As a fan of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child s Agent Pendergast series, I am always eagerly awaiting each book The latest, City of Endless Night is the 17th book in the series and as usual, the excitement builds quickly The story begins at a crime scene in Queens, New York on a cold December night where Lieutenant Vincent D Agosta of the NYPD and his crew have been called to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body was discovered in an abandoned garage oh, and the body just happens to be headless Lurking on the periphery of the crime scene, as is his habit, is FBI Special Agent Aloysius X.L Pendergast Pendergast eccentric, unconventional and seemingly genetically incapable of following FBI protocol, has partnered with D Agosta, solving numerous crimes in the past If you re a regular reader of the Pendergast series and in particular, if you have read the previous book, The Obsidian Chamber, then you re aware that because of Pendergast s handling perhaps MISHANDLING of a case involving his own brother, Diogenes, he has fallen into disfavor with his superiors at the Bureau He has been sent to this crime scene in Queens as a kind of punishment but after wandering around the crime scene with his usual test tubes and tweezers, he discovers an overlooked clue a minute piece of evidence which piques his interest and the hunt for the killer begins.The NYPD has no sooner identified the body of the headless young woman as Grace Ozmian, socialite daughter of tech billionaire Anton Ozmian, when another headless body is found This body is that of former New Jersey Attorney General turned Mob lawyer, Marc Cantucci The discovery of Marc Cantucci in his secure fortress like homes just the beginning Over the weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday headless bodies will be discovered a former Russian international arms broker and husband and wife CEOs of LFX Financial.As the bodies continue to stack up and the NYPD is scrambling for a break in the case, the city begins to descend into hysteria and panic Of course, this hysteria is fueled by reporter for The New York Post , Bryce Harriman Harriman, whose career has been floundering, came upon an idea to attract much needed attention to his newspaper and himself On Christmas Day,he publishes a story in which he takes the NYPD and the FBI to task for not yet finding the killer or killers Harriman writes that he is sure a serial killer is targeting members of the 1% of New York society the exceedingly rich, flagrantly corrupt and entirely reprehensible Harriman also says that the killer s is sending a message to mend your ways before it is too late Harriman s article has the desired effect of creating a climate of hysteria and setting off protests against the 1% throughout the city The pressure begins to build on the NYPD to finally solve the case Was Harriman correct was a serial killer stalking the 1% of New York Society in their heavily guarded and protected homes Maybe maybe not.The thrilling hunt for this diabolical killer takes Lieutenant D Agosta and Special Agent Pendergast across the city from Queens to Manhattan and culminating in a shocking, nail biting confrontation with a madman at King s Park Psychiatric Center on the north shore of Long Island an abandoned psychiatric hospital, known for its cruel electroconvulsive shock therapy Will D Agosta and Pendergast survive the hunt for this cruel and crafty killer I thoroughly enjoyed this latest installment in the Pendergast series and I have to confess that in addition to reading the print copy provided by Grand Central Publishing, I also listened to the audiobook version and the phenomenal narration provided by Rene Auberjonois as always Now, I begin the wait for the next book in the series flag 17 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2017 OutlawPoet rated it liked it review of another edition So, straight up, this review might be a little spoiler y Not ruin the book spoilers I hope , but definitely some spoiler y things So if you hate spoilers, stop reading now.The Pendergast books tend to be a special pleasure for me I look forward to a new one each year and when it hits my kindle, all other reading stops.That being said, this one wasn t my favorite.This one is a Pendergast D Agosta book That s fine, but I missed Constance immensely Proctor plays a tiny role in this one Rea So, straight up, this review might be a little spoiler y Not ruin the book spoilers I hope , but definitely some spoiler y things So if you hate spoilers, stop reading now.The Pendergast books tend to be a special pleasure for me I look forward to a new one each year and when it hits my kindle, all other reading stops.That being said, this one wasn t my favorite.This one is a Pendergast D Agosta book That s fine, but I missed Constance immensely Proctor plays a tiny role in this one Really tiny Basically driving on a beach And while I like Pendergast and D Agosta, I didn t really feel that relationship this time Vincent did his thing Pendergast did his thing And even when they were in the same room or at the same crime scene together, they kind of felt separate.During much of the book, we get to experience Pendergast s insights into the crime It was fun to try put those insights into some sort of solution Fun, but useless You see at about 80% of the way through the book, you haven t figured it out Pendergast hasn t figured it out Vincent hasn t figured it out And our Baddy Our Baddy gets tired of waiting for them to figure it out and just straight out confesses What Seriously I m reading the book and all of a sudden Impatient Baddy gets tired of waiting for their investigation to pan out and has a come to Jesus moment I ve gathered you here to explain that I am your killer, this is why I m your killer, and hey can I kill you now I was so disappointed The final 20% of the book is Pendergast being Pendergast a good thing , Vincent doing nothing, and a kind of disappointing Baddy.All in all, this latest entry into the Pendergast saga felt like basic thriller 101 I felt like it was missing some of the nuances that really make a Pendergast book and, yes, I missed Constance.Still looking forward to the next book, of course, but this one didn t add much to our World ARC Provided via Net Galley flag 15 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Dec 02, 2017 Monnie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Love this series loved this book From the first page on, I didn t want to put it down and, for the record, I read the whole thing in record time While there s no shortage of action, though, this one the 17th focuses far less on the almost otherworldly side of FBI Special Agent A.X.L Aloysius Pendergast Maybe that s because his beloved ward, Constance Greene, isn t part of his life now she s retreated to a monastery, apparently with no plans to return any time soon and understandabl Love this series loved this book From the first page on, I didn t want to put it down and, for the record, I read the whole thing in record time While there s no shortage of action, though, this one the 17th focuses far less on the almost otherworldly side of FBI Special Agent A.X.L Aloysius Pendergast Maybe that s because his beloved ward, Constance Greene, isn t part of his life now she s retreated to a monastery, apparently with no plans to return any time soon and understandably, he s in a bit of a personal funk But by the end of the book, he s picked up investigative steam finding clues, digesting them and spitting out spot on conclusions.The saga begins with the murder of the daughter of a ruthless, much hated technology billionaire It s a killing with a gruesome twist There s a body, but no head The case falls under the purview of Lt Vincent D Agosta, who s less than thrilled that it landed in his lap in large part because he knows the whole thing will turn into a media circus So it is, then, that he s not unhappy when his rather eccentric friend Pendergast turns up at the crime scene A shortage of clues leaves both men scratching their heads Pendergast less so, of course and the situation slides downhill fast Not only does another victim turn up well, most of him, anyway he, too, is headless , but a nosy newspaper reporter got a whiff of a Pulitzer and starts sharpening his pencil to the point of coining the phrase to describe New York City that became the title of the book Still, law enforcement folks try hard to squelch the rumor that a deranged serial killer is on the loose, but those efforts take a nosedive as heads roll literally Now, there s little doubt that the murders are the work of one person perhaps with a cohort and it s up to Pendergast and D Agosta to discover the why and, of course, the who the sooner the better.Meanwhile, the reporter s articles continue to rile up the general public as well as spark a sub plot scenario that, as an aside, to me seemed totally out of joint with the rest of the story Near the end, the action takes a very serious turn toward the worst case scenario, leading Pendergast on a not so merry chase that could result in no possibility of an 18th book.If there is one, though, it s a sure bet I ll be chomping at the bit to get my hands on it As for this one, three cheers to the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review an advance copy via NetGalley flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 14, 2018 Liz rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 release Having NOT read any Preston Child novels beforeI enjoyed this thrilling police procedural very much NYPD detective Vincent D agosta was definitely the heart of this book The eccentric FBI agent Pendergast was brilliant but quite an odd character This was my first novel by Preston Child in their Pendergast series I do have many unanswered questions about Pendergastbut I m sure the first 16 books of this series would most likely answerif I ever have enough time to catch Having NOT read any Preston Child novels beforeI enjoyed this thrilling police procedural very much NYPD detective Vincent D agosta was definitely the heart of this book The eccentric FBI agent Pendergast was brilliant but quite an odd character This was my first novel by Preston Child in their Pendergast series I do have many unanswered questions about Pendergastbut I m sure the first 16 books of this series would most likely answerif I ever have enough time to catch up Ugh So much reading so little time Told in many Different points of views made me completely immersed in this story Every character introduced kept me guessing and wanting I could not put this book down It had me guessing till the end Cleverly written and very entertainingI am now adding the other Agent Pendergast novels to my list of to reads 4.5 suspense filled stars flag 13 likesLike see review Nov 27, 2017 Kimberly rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, series, arc, death, police procedural, psychological horror, wow, pages read challenge 4.5 stars CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is the 17th book in the Agent Pendergast series arguably, their most popular character In this latest, we join FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast and Lieutenant Vincent D Agosta in a series of crimes in NY reminiscent, to an extent, to their very first encounter in the novel, THE RELIC the thoughts that you must try to banish are the ones that most persistently push themselves back in I was thrilled to see 4.5 stars CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is the 17th book in the Agent Pendergast series arguably, their most popular character In this latest, we join FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast and Lieutenant Vincent D Agosta in a series of crimes in NY reminiscent, to an extent, to their very first encounter in the novel, THE RELIC the thoughts that you must try to banish are the ones that most persistently push themselves back in I was thrilled to see a return to the Pendergast of old specifically, level headed, always a step ahead of everyone else, and as enigmatic as ever The books that placed him in relationship positions seemed to take away a vital part of him Namely, the unattainable detachment that the character is known so well for Here we begin with the murder of a wealthy, but lazy socialite, whose body is found in a most unique manner The plot is riddled with several, decent subplots, and the characters that we know from previous novels are true to their usual selves, as readers have come to know them No one is safe This was a fast paced thriller, with the usual police procedural drills, and of course, twists and turns at every corner In short, the type of Preston Child book I ve come to love through the years I won t say anything else about the main plot that might run the risk of spoiling it for some, but I feel that loyal followers of this series will find this a satisfying novel on many levels The outcome was unpredictable and that itself was its beauty Highly recommended flag 13 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Jan 22, 2018 Sjancourtz rated it it was ok review of another edition What a disappointment I love these books, as corny as they are what with the evil super villains and the gory murders and the Lord Peter Wimsey ish protagonist and the loyal sidekicks They re one of my guilty pleasures, and I don t even feel guilty about it But geez, this was just the dumbest plot ever.It was written like a made for TV movie Serial killer at loose, murdering the rich and famous The authorities are clueless, so our man Pendergast is brought in, of course I won t tell you th What a disappointment I love these books, as corny as they are what with the evil super villains and the gory murders and the Lord Peter Wimsey ish protagonist and the loyal sidekicks They re one of my guilty pleasures, and I don t even feel guilty about it But geez, this was just the dumbest plot ever.It was written like a made for TV movie Serial killer at loose, murdering the rich and famous The authorities are clueless, so our man Pendergast is brought in, of course I won t tell you the ending other than to say I went Aw, REALLY Preston, Childs, guys you can do better You re both rich and famous Don t stoop to this flag 12 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 22, 2018 Mark rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, preston child, pendergast, thriller Another year another Pendergast and this one is a fairly stand alone installment of the still satisfactory read that the misters Preston Child still are able to deliver.This time NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D Agosta is confronted by a series of murders in which the victim is left decapitated He is glad that his friend FBI special agent Pendergast is on the case He still trusts this strange and enigmatic character to help him solve any case thrown at them Only this time their opponent or p Another year another Pendergast and this one is a fairly stand alone installment of the still satisfactory read that the misters Preston Child still are able to deliver.This time NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D Agosta is confronted by a series of murders in which the victim is left decapitated He is glad that his friend FBI special agent Pendergast is on the case He still trusts this strange and enigmatic character to help him solve any case thrown at them Only this time their opponent or perpetrator is something that cannot even be qualified by Quantico s Behavioral Unit It is a riddle for all police services and newspaper why this killer targets the 1 percenters of New York and the ones targeted seem to be no big loss for society Every time the killers ups his game and leaves no trace and no answers The cat and mouse game for Pendergast D Agosta has not yet run its course until they really apprehend their culprit.As with every book they proof to be the masters of the thriller game, lovely to have them doing their thing once a year.I still have a book of each gentleman to read this year And while they are both excellent writers their combined effort is always preferable Looking forward to next year flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 19, 2018 Empress Reece Hooked on Books rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves zzexp 2018 read, mystery, thriller, own it, serial killers, suspense Well I enjoyed it but not as much as some of the earlier stories Some parts of the book just couldn t quite hold my attention and I found myself doing other things The last quarter of the book, the hunter vs the hunted, had the most action and was my favorite part of the book I was really looking forward to seeing Constance and Aloysius s relationship play out but alas that storyline was only alotted about one page so that was kind of a let down Now I have to patiently wait for the next bo Well I enjoyed it but not as much as some of the earlier stories Some parts of the book just couldn t quite hold my attention and I found myself doing other things The last quarter of the book, the hunter vs the hunted, had the most action and was my favorite part of the book I was really looking forward to seeing Constance and Aloysius s relationship play out but alas that storyline was only alotted about one page so that was kind of a let down Now I have to patiently wait for the next book flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 08, 2018 Paula rated it liked it review of another edition Even those of us who pride ourselves on reading high brow literature all have our guilty pleasures, and devouring the adventures of FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast is one of mine Another guilty favorite is Evan Smoak of the Orphan X series I abhor violence and avoid it at almost all costs, but these two superheroes are exceptions to my rule The excellent plots and engaging writing keep me going.While not the best of the series 17 of them now and I have only read about half of the Even those of us who pride ourselves on reading high brow literature all have our guilty pleasures, and devouring the adventures of FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast is one of mine Another guilty favorite is Evan Smoak of the Orphan X series I abhor violence and avoid it at almost all costs, but these two superheroes are exceptions to my rule The excellent plots and engaging writing keep me going.While not the best of the series 17 of them now and I have only read about half of them this one was an enjoyable way to spend a few days glued to my headphones In each of the recent stories Pendergast seems to have become a little less super human and a bit vulnerable, which has been a nice break from some of the extraordinary stories earlier on In the surprising to me climactic cat and mouse game that takes place in the last fifth of the book, it seems he has finally met his match, and as always, I enjoyed following Pendergast to the end of this particular road flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2018 Stewart Tame rated it really liked it review of another edition Preston Child have done it again A killer is stalking New York s wealthiest inhabitants, seemingly able to pass through the strictest security with ease It s up to special agent Pendergast and lieutenant D Agosta to find the decapitator before another victim falls.This novel is a touch less gothic than Pendergast novels tend to be It s very firmly in the present day, no arcane poisons, yellowed alchemical texts, creatures unknown to science, mummies, or any of the other trappings lo Preston Child have done it again A killer is stalking New York s wealthiest inhabitants, seemingly able to pass through the strictest security with ease It s up to special agent Pendergast and lieutenant D Agosta to find the decapitator before another victim falls.This novel is a touch less gothic than Pendergast novels tend to be It s very firmly in the present day, no arcane poisons, yellowed alchemical texts, creatures unknown to science, mummies, or any of the other trappings longtime fans might be expecting This is not to say that the book is disappointing, because it definitely isn t It s as taut and gripping a thriller as ever Pendergast faces a formidable foe in this one, in a nail biting climax that will have you turning pages into the wee hours of the morning, unable to stop reading And there s a lovely epilogue that the longtime fans will appreciate Yes, this is the most recent book in a long running series, but it s a decent enough place to check things out if you re curious Preston Child are one of the standards by which I judge other thrillers Recommended flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2018 Bob Milne rated it really liked it review of another edition I can t remember the last time I sat down and devoured a book, cover to cover, in a single setting It s a rare pleasure but, then again, so is Agent Pendergast.City of Endless Night continues the exploration of a weary and wounded Agent Pendergast, a man unsettled emotionally, and very much off his game What you might expect to be a sad, disappointing exploration of a hero who has lost his powers so to speak , however, is instead a fascinating look at how that same hero emerges from his own d I can t remember the last time I sat down and devoured a book, cover to cover, in a single setting It s a rare pleasure but, then again, so is Agent Pendergast.City of Endless Night continues the exploration of a weary and wounded Agent Pendergast, a man unsettled emotionally, and very much off his game What you might expect to be a sad, disappointing exploration of a hero who has lost his powers so to speak , however, is instead a fascinating look at how that same hero emerges from his own darkness.For their 17th book in the series, Douglas Preston Lincoln Child reunite Agent Pendergast with Lieutenant Vincent D Agosta, reuniting them in a case that harkens back to their earliest adventures, but which is also something new The central mystery is entirely ordinary, devoid of even the hint of the supernatural, but a fitting commentary on the clash between poverty and the one percenters, as well as the culture of fake news It s a fun mystery, involving locked rooms, James Bond type infiltrations, and decapitations, but the thrill here is less in the solution and in the solving.Watching Agent Pendergast come alive is a real treat, with the slow reveal of the personality traits, behaviors, and dialogue we ve come to appreciate over the years He moves from disinterested, to frustrated, to curious, to fully engaged from mortally human to the intellectual superhero who blew our minds in the first few books It all culminates in a cat and mouse game inside the ruins of an abandoned asylum where the hunter and the hunted are interchangeable, presenting him with a worthy adversary and one who doesn t have the advantage of being family.While it s a standalone thriller that does little to advance the overall mythology, City of Endless Night does feature a significant death and has a gut punch of an epilogue that demands we keep reading Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins Disclaimer I received a complimentary ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for review consideration This does not in any way affect the honesty or sincerity of my review. flag 9 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 15, 2018 Skip rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves thriller Probably like a 3.5 3.75 The spoiled daughter of a technology tycoon is killed, and her body is found in an abandoned warehouse without a head NYPD Lt Vincent D Agosta catches the case The case is sufficiently interesting to pique Agent Pendergast s fancy When headless bodies show up, it s clear that their foe is smart, organized, methodical, and pressure mounts to find the killer however, the pair are stymied with the lack of evidence Just as Pendergast figures out the iden Probably like a 3.5 3.75 The spoiled daughter of a technology tycoon is killed, and her body is found in an abandoned warehouse without a head NYPD Lt Vincent D Agosta catches the case The case is sufficiently interesting to pique Agent Pendergast s fancy When headless bodies show up, it s clear that their foe is smart, organized, methodical, and pressure mounts to find the killer however, the pair are stymied with the lack of evidence Just as Pendergast figures out the identity of the killer, his FBI boss and D Agosta are kidnapped, setting up a mano a mano showdown is an abandoned psychiatric ward in Suffolk County Shame on DP LC for calling it Sussex County Also, the book was a little preachy about the excesses of the rich flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 18, 2017 Cats of Ulthar February Weird Fiction rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves a1 netgalley, 2017_reads, armchair new england, november_2017_reads, a1 i own books Review CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT by Douglas Preston and Lincoln ChildI have devoured the Agent Pendergast novels since the very first As a faithful reader, I confess to feeling since several novels back that I had gone off the rails Perhaps it is my questioning if, after 17 installments, the co authors can create anything new Well, happily CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT manages several unexpected twists, a seldom used plot although I have read it once in a classic short story , a heaping helping of char Review CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT by Douglas Preston and Lincoln ChildI have devoured the Agent Pendergast novels since the very first As a faithful reader, I confess to feeling since several novels back that I had gone off the rails Perhaps it is my questioning if, after 17 installments, the co authors can create anything new Well, happily CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT manages several unexpected twists, a seldom used plot although I have read it once in a classic short story , a heaping helping of character evolution yes, including A P , and redeemingly, my most favorite setting So Pendergast rocks on, although his intensifying humanity I personally find dismaying although this is my personal viewpoint flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 23, 2018 Gregj rated it liked it review of another edition Unlike most of the Pendergast books, which once you open you can t put down until they are finished, this latest installment dragged along for me The religious fanatic character was completely irrelevant to the story The whole book seemed like a half hearted attempt to churn out another book for the publisher, rather than a labor of love for their fans That being said, even a half hearted attempt by these authors is pretty good Just not near as good as you come to expect from them, because t Unlike most of the Pendergast books, which once you open you can t put down until they are finished, this latest installment dragged along for me The religious fanatic character was completely irrelevant to the story The whole book seemed like a half hearted attempt to churn out another book for the publisher, rather than a labor of love for their fans That being said, even a half hearted attempt by these authors is pretty good Just not near as good as you come to expect from them, because they have set the bar so high in the past flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 28, 2018 kartik narayanan rated it really liked it review of another edition City of Endless Night is a throwback to the vintage Pendergast days Similar to other books in this series, this book starts off strongly The good thing is that this strong act 1 continues to the end of the book with a great climax I liked this book because I did not see the ending and because there is only page with the Constance Pendergast sitcom romance in it flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 09, 2017 Tiffany rated it really liked it review of another edition While I would love to give this a in depth review, I ll be succinct in saying it was incredible to see Pendergast in this new light, and I await everyone s reactions to the ending His cloak of invincibility is threadbare and fraying flag 7 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 06, 2017 Minx The Genre Minx Book Reviews rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2018, netgalley arc 2018, cutthroat bookclub, fiction, mystery, thriller, crime City of Endless Night is the seventeenth book in the Pendergast series and it was a thrilling read The start of this story snagged my interest mostly because I was wondering what the heck the kids had to do with anything related to the story That was until they discovered a body in the oddest of places and the victim s head was nowhere to be found Then I was very interested to know why the murderer took her head Vincent D Agosta was brought in to investigate and he was rather surprised to f City of Endless Night is the seventeenth book in the Pendergast series and it was a thrilling read The start of this story snagged my interest mostly because I was wondering what the heck the kids had to do with anything related to the story That was until they discovered a body in the oddest of places and the victim s head was nowhere to be found Then I was very interested to know why the murderer took her head Vincent D Agosta was brought in to investigate and he was rather surprised to find Pendergast at the crime scene as well As far as he knew this was the first murder to be done in a fashion and the FBI was usually only involved when they believed a murder or murders to be part of a serial murder case Pendergast for his part was not enthused to be at the scene He had apparently ruffled some feathers with his boss and he was being punished for his previous behaviors.D Agosta noticed that Pendergast did not seem to be himself but he was both glad and frustrated to have his insight into this case when it turned out that the body that was discovered was the daughter of a billionaire with a reputation for being ruthless D Agosta knew that he was going to need the backing of the FBI in order to expedite matters that needed to be dealt with in a timely fashion among other things He just wished that Pendergast would snap out of whatever was going on with him When it appeared that the murderer or murderers decided to continue with the killings and beheadings, D Agosta was placed under extreme pressure to solve the case With the public outcry regarding the unsolved murders, Pendergast s peculiar attitude shift, and all of his leads drying up, D Agosta wondered if this would be the end of his career.I did not want to put City of Endless Night down I loved the combination of D Agosta being at his wit s end and Pendergast being peculiarly vulnerable It was an entirely new side to consider for these characters and it made the story interesting After so many books of the typical Pendergast, it was nice to see that in this story he was not his usual self and I loved that The mystery was nicely done with a few red herrings thrown in to deflect from what was truly going on Something that I wish had been different though was that I wasn t the biggest fan of the inclusion of side characters having their own points of view I know they had their place in the story but at the same time their POV s could have been taken from the book and it would have worked just fine without them Although, I did enjoy the parts where the story was from the killer s point of view and as the story went on, that particular point of view became intricate and detailed Overall, City of Endless Night was an absolute page turning thriller and I highly recommend it.This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley It is an honest and voluntary review The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Find this review and at The Genre Minx Book Reviews flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2018 Lou rated it it was amazing review of another edition One or many with bizarre skilled savagery on the hunt, and quite possibly may be a capable adversary for the highly skilled FBI Special Agent Pendergast, who turns up to a crime scene with his vintage Rolls Royce Silver Wraith with driver Proctor at the wheel, and Lieutenant CDS Vincent D Agost, both longtime crime busters on the chase.A race against answers, with some motives and then the theories starting to mount, the media on a frenzy and the mayor under pressure due to the free rain of the One or many with bizarre skilled savagery on the hunt, and quite possibly may be a capable adversary for the highly skilled FBI Special Agent Pendergast, who turns up to a crime scene with his vintage Rolls Royce Silver Wraith with driver Proctor at the wheel, and Lieutenant CDS Vincent D Agost, both longtime crime busters on the chase.A race against answers, with some motives and then the theories starting to mount, the media on a frenzy and the mayor under pressure due to the free rain of the killer or the killers Connected or not Serial or not There will be a city of endless heads rolling, body count high, visceral and no words wasted, no lull in thrill, it just keeps you reading on hooked in the narrative, coming alive before the reader, scenes unfolding, showing before you with the great writing craft of authors, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Excerpts classic Pendergast, never failing to astonish, taking delight in confounding everyone around him with some outrageous statement The mayor strode forward with a heavy step Aside from putting forty detectives and another hundred uniformed officers on the case, we re pulling over two thousand officers into overtime patrol, and we re taking many, many other steps I cannot enumerate for security reasons I can assure you that every possible action is being taken to keep our citizens safe flag 6 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity YA Buddy Readers City of Endless Night Pendergast 17 by Douglas Preston Starting August 1 2018 9 11 Aug 08, 2018 08 30AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed As they grew up, Doug, Richard, and their little brother David roamed the quiet suburbs of Wellesley, terrorizing the natives with home made rockets and incendiary devices mail ordered from the backs of comic books or concocted from chemistry sets With a friend they once attempted to fly a rocket into Wellesley Square the rocket malfunctioned and nearly killed a man mowing his lawn They were local celebrities, often appearing in the Police Notes section of The Wellesley Townsman It is a miracle they survived childhood intact.After unaccountably being rejected by Stanford University a pox on it , Preston attended Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he studied mathematics, biology, physics, anthropology, chemistry, geology, and astronomy before settling down to English literature After graduating, Preston began his career at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as an editor, writer, and eventually manager of publications Preston also taught writing at Princeton University and was managing editor of Curator His eight year stint at the Museum resulted in the non fiction book, Dinosaurs in the Attic, edited by a rising young star at St Martin s Press, a polymath by the name of Lincoln Child During this period, Preston gave Child a midnight tour of the museum, and in the darkened Hall of Late Dinosaurs, under a looming T Rex, Child turned to Preston and said This would make the perfect setting for a thriller That thriller would, of course, be Relic.In 1986, Douglas Preston piled everything he owned into the back of a Subaru and moved from New York City to Santa Fe to write full time, following the advice of S J Perelman that the dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he s given the freedom to starve anywhere After the requisite period of penury, Preston achieved a small success with the publication of Cities of Gold, a non fiction book about Coronado s search for the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola To research the book, Preston and a friend retraced on horseback 1,000 miles of Coronado s route across Arizona and New Mexico, packing their supplies and sleeping under the stars nearly killing themselves in the process Since then he has published several non fiction books on the history of the American Southwest, Talking to the Ground and The Royal Road, as well as a novel entitled Jennie In the early 1990s Preston and Child teamed up to write suspense novels Relic was the first, followed by several others, including Riptide and Thunderhead Relic was released as a motion picture by Paramount in 1997 Other films are under development at Hollywood studios Preston and Child live 500 miles apart and write their books together via telephone, fax, and the Internet.Preston and his brother Richard are currently producing a television miniseries for ABC and Mandalay Entertainment, to be aired in the spring of 2000, if all goes well, which in Hollywood is rarely the case.Preston continues a magazine writing career by contributing regularly to The New Yorker magazine He has also written for National Geographic, Natural History, Smithsonisan, Harper s,and Travel Leisure,among otherstp uscmillan author dougla Other books in the series Pendergast 1 10 of 18 books Books by Douglas Preston More Trivia About City of Endless N 11 trivia questions More quizzes trivia Quotes from City of Endless N to be a witness to evil is to be human 2 likes every single decent lead has gone to hell I feel like I m rolling a ball of shit up an endless mountain My dear Vincent, Sisyphus would be proud 1 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 3798, 4246, 2003, 399, 91 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1956, and grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley Following a distinguished career at a private nursery school he was almost immediately expelled he attended public schools and the Cambridge School of Weston Notable events in his early life included the loss of a fingertip at the age of three to a bicycle the loss of his two fr Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1956, and grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley Following a distinguished career at a private nursery school he was almost immediately expelled he attended public schools and the Cambridge School of Weston Notable events in his early life included the loss of a fingertip at the age of three to a bicycle the loss of his two front teeth to his brother Richard s fist and various broken bones, also incurred in dust ups with Richard Richard went on to write The Hot Zone and The Cobra Event, which tells you all you need to know about what it was like to grow up with him as a brother As they grew up, Doug, Richard, and their little brother David roamed the quiet suburbs of Wellesley, terrorizing the natives with home made rockets and incendiary devices mail ordered from the backs of comic books or concocted from chemistry sets With a friend they once attempted to fly a rocket into Wellesley Square the rocket malfunctioned and nearly killed a man mowing his lawn They were local celebrities, often appearing in the Police Notes section of The Wellesley Townsman It is a miracle they survived childhood intact.After unaccountably being rejected by Stanford University a pox on it , Preston attended Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he studied mathematics, biology, physics, anthropology, chemistry, geology, and astronomy before settling down to English literature After graduating, Preston began his career at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as an editor, writer, and eventually manager of publications Preston also taught writing at Princeton University and was managing editor of Curator His eight year stint at the Museum resulted in the non fiction book, Dinosaurs in the Attic, edited by a rising young star at St Martin s Press, a polymath by the name of Lincoln Child During this period, Preston gave Child a midnight tour of the museum, and in the darkened Hall of Late Dinosaurs, under a looming T Rex, Child turned to Preston and said This would make the perfect setting for a thriller That thriller would, of course, be Relic.In 1986, Douglas Preston piled everything he owned into the back of a Subaru and moved from New York City to Santa Fe to write full time, following the advice of S J Perelman that the dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he s given the freedom to starve anywhere After the requisite period of penury, Preston achieved a small success with the publication of Cities of Gold, a non fiction book about Coronado s search for the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola To research the book, Preston and a friend retraced on horseback 1,000 miles of Coronado s route across Arizona and New Mexico, packing their supplies and sleeping under the stars nearly killing themselves in the process Since then he has published several non fiction books on the history of the American Southwest, Talking to the Ground and The Royal Road, as well as a novel entitled Jennie In the early 1990s Preston and Child teamed up to write suspense novels Relic was the first, followed by several others, including Riptide and Thunderhead Relic was released as a motion picture by Paramount in 1997 Other films are under development at Hollywood studios Preston and Child live 500 miles apart and write their books together via telephone, fax, and the Internet.Preston and his brother Richard are currently producing a television miniseries for ABC and Mandalay Entertainment, to be aired in the spring of 2000, if all goes well, which in Hollywood is rarely the case.Preston continues a magazine writing career by contributing regularly to The New Yorker magazine He has also written for National Geographic, Natural History, Smithsonisan, Harper s,and Travel Leisure,among otherstp uscmillan author dougla


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    1. The headless daughter of a millionaire is found, Pendergast who is in disgrace with the FBI after his last outing is assigned the case Although working again with his friend, Detective D Agosta, Pendergast shows little interest, taking it for the punishment it is meant to be But then, headless corpses, beheaded of wealthy New Yorkers, men who have the best security money can buy Yet, someone is managing to penetrate these systems Pendergast for much of the book is working in the backgro The hea [...]


    2. A perfect absence of compassion and empathy, and a high degree of ambition, and you get a psychopath of the highest order Two adolescent boys are running at high speed to escape the aftermath of a neighborhood prank They dart into an old abandoned property and dive into a pile of leaves that have blown into a darkened corner Their temporary refuge smells of mold and something definitely rank The leaves shift with their squirming and a dead body reveals itself The source of the screaming co A per [...]


    3. Ever since the end of the Diogenes Trilogy, the series has been in a decline I still look forward to each new one, but each new entry has less going for it than the last In my opinion, the good ones have been Relic, Reliquary, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, the Diogenes Trilogy, and White Fire Why the decline Firstly, I think too much Pendergast is a bad thing The books where he wasn t the sole protagonist are usually much better than the ones where he is He s much mor Ever s [...]


    4. Pendergast and D Agosta try and track down a killer who is beating impossible odds and decapitating his victims But Pendergast isn t his usual self Constance s departure at the end of the last book has affected him than he realizes For most of the book his heart isn t in tracking down the killer There s some subplots with new characters that don t seem to have a whole lot to do with the overall story Kings Park Psychiatric Center plays a role in the book This is a real place that loca Pendergas [...]


    5. I ve read every book in this series and this is one of the better ones It can be read as a standalone The headless corpse of a young woman is found and FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned to work on the case with his police detective friend Vincent D Agosta because he is in the doghouse with the FBI Other murders follow and they become a classic puzzle for Pendergast to solve in his usual brilliant, wry and preternaturally perceptive manner.This book has a very exciting ending While it I ve [...]


    6. 4 Agent Pendergast and Lieutenant D Agosta are back starsThis is the seventeenth book in the Agent Pendergast series by Preston and Child and it s a good one I so enjoyed every page turning moment as I sped through this book in a day Pretty much proof of the I can t put it down aura of this novel.Aloysius Pendergast and Vincent D Agosta are are on the trail of a killer A young wealthy woman has been murdered and grisly details are found when her corpse is discovered headless in an abandoned 4 Ag [...]


    7. Thanks to Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me a copy of this to read in exchange for an honest review.So as many of you know, the Pendergast series is one of my longest followed and most beloved series I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good thriller with adventure and strangeness mixed right in This wasn t the strongest entry into the series, what with a relatively predictable villain and a meandering plot with some side stories that felt unnecessary, but it was s T [...]


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