Verses for the Dead
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First published: December 31, 2018
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing


Preston & Child return with their #1 bestselling series, confronting FBI Special Agent Pendergast with the one challenge he never expected: a partner.

After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner.

Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them--along with cryptic handwritten letters--at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belonged to women who committed suicide.

But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades.


“One of the best thriller series of all time.”


Barnes & Noble is publishing a special, exclusive edition of VERSES FOR THE DEAD with an additional chapter by Preston & Child, only for that edition, which contains an enormous surprise. The special edition novel can be purchased in any B&N store or at this link.


To order a first edition copy of VERSES FOR THE DEAD personally signed by both Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, use this link. This edition comes with a postcard from Pendergast, send to Corrie Swanson on the occasion of her graduation from the FBI Academy.


There will be only one author appearance for VERSES FOR THE DEAD, in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information use this link.


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Warning: this novel contains profanity and graphic violence.

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