At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-igred possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning-and dreadful-discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But w, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen deadand why? With Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta's assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife's murder. It is a journey that sends him deep into her past where he learns much that Helen herself had wished to keep hidden. Helen Pendergast had nursed a secret obsession with the famed naturalist-painter John James Audubon, in particular a long-lost painting of his kwn as the Black Frame. As Pendergast probes more deeply into the riddle-the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou-he finds himself faced with an even greater question: who was the woman he married?
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the co-authors of a string of bestselling suspense novels, including the Agent Pendergast adventures. Their solo careers also continue to flourish. Douglas Preston and his family live on the coast of Maine, while Lincoln Child lives with his wife and daughter in New Jersey. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the NY Times bestselling co-authors of a string of bestselling action adventure and thriller novels, including the Agent Pendergast and Gideon Crew adventures. Douglas Preston lives on the coast of Maine, while Lincoln Child lives in New Jersey.
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Orion Publishing Co
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Crime, Thriller & Adventure
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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )