Verses for the Dead

Verses for the Dead

FBI special agent Pendergast must confront a strange, otherworldly circumstance - a new partnership. After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York office, Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast is forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment--he must work with a partner. Pendergast and his new teammate, junior FBI agent Coldmoon, are assigned the case FBI special agent Pendergast must confront a strange, otherworldly circumstance - a new partnership. After an ...

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Title:Verses for the Dead
Author:Douglas Preston
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1538715481
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Verses for the Dead Reviews

  • Liz Kirchhoff
    Jan 02, 2019
    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...
  • Marika Charalambous
    Jan 03, 2019
    First book read in 2019. I've read it in just a few hours, it was so good. A bit different from the previous novels in that none of the other characters feature along with Pendergast (except for a very brief mention of Constance), but the story worked anyway. We got to learn about a...
  • Marialyce
    Jan 23, 2019
    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...
  • Skip
    Jan 26, 2019
    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...
  • Debbie
    Jan 24, 2019
    This is one of the better Pendergast novels. For starters, the entire story finishes up in one book ? you aren?t left waiting a year for the next installment of the story. It also introduces 2 new characters ? Coldmoon ? Pendergast?s new partner, and Richard Smithback (Bill S...
  • Darlene
    Feb 11, 2019
    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...
  • Lobstergirl
    Jan 29, 2019
    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...
  • Steve
    Jan 06, 2019
    Pendergast gets a partner and a new boss to go with his new case. Both have it in for him. It's another entertaining addition to the series, though not one that will stand out as one of the pillars that define the character or changes the course of the series. ...
  • Bob Milne
    Dec 27, 2018
    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...
  • Valerie
    Jan 29, 2019
    I really liked this 18th book in the Agent Pendergast series. In this particular story, Pendergast is ordered by his immediate supervisor, to work with another agent, a newbie, by the name of Agent Coldmoon from South Dakota (he is Lakota Sioux). Pendergast's supervisor has political a...
  • Renae
    Jan 02, 2019
    I had been missing Pendergast being Pendergast in the last few books. I enjoyed this one a lot, especially the way in which he interacts with the other characters in the book. It reminded me of the older books which I love so much! ...
  • kartik narayanan
    Jan 01, 2019
    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...
  • it'chy
    Jan 03, 2019
    a bit short, but it's satisfying to see sa pendergast in action once again (view spoiler)[(against jack the ripper, no less) (hide spoiler)] ...
  • Roger
    Jan 30, 2019
    Everything comes to a halt when a new Pendergast novel is released. So I dropped what I was reading (temporarily) to jump into the eighteenth book in this series. If you'll remember the first book in this series, The Relic, was made into a pretty fun movie a while back-cutting out Agen...
  • Bam
    Jan 25, 2019
    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...
  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    Jan 04, 2019
    An interesting installment. The usual players not involved in this one. A new cast and maybe a refreshment to a long running series. Also interesting, we mostly saw Pendergast through others eyes. The case in itself wasn?t very paranormal in nature.Not that any truly are. But ...
  • Monnie
    Jan 15, 2019
    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...
  • Mark
    Jan 07, 2019
    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...
  • Mel
    Jan 07, 2019
    Pendergast is an old friend that I can't abandon, a cleverly created character that has more layers than a French mille-feuilles. And for the past few years, I have entertained the thought that Pendergast might have been abandoned by his creators, or the possibility that Douglas Presto...
  • Mae Clair
    Jan 08, 2019
    Wow! I've been addicted to this series from Book 1, and Verses of the Dead is a home run in so many ways. I had doubts about Pendergast working with a partner, but the addition of Agent Coldmoon was a stroke of genius. Not only is Coldmoon a great character, but it gave readers a chanc...
  • Ubiquitousbastard
    Jan 03, 2019
    I really was hoping that this book would be something closer to the first 11 or so books in the series. That hasn't happened in a while, but I was still hoping. This wasn't a bad book, it was pretty readable and of course being from a series I like I'm more predisposed to care about wh...
  • Bill Powers
    Jan 12, 2019
    While many thriller novel series tend to peter out after a while, Preston & Child are still going strong with their 18th Pendergast novel, Verses for the Dead. Preston & Child have mastered the art of two authors speaking with one voice. Well Done! Alas, I must wait another ...
  • Aditya
    Jan 15, 2019
    The series has dipped into numerous genres over the years - sci-fi (Relic #1), supernatural (The Wheels of Darkness #8), action thriller (Cold Vengeance #11), and this one is a relatively grounded police procedural. Regime change in FBI ensures Pendergast is saddled with a partner to i...
  • Abby
    Jan 29, 2019
    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...
  • Faith
    Jan 01, 2019
    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...
  • Stewart Tame
    Jan 12, 2019
    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...
  • Lukasz
    Jan 04, 2019
    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...
  • L.G.
    Jan 05, 2019
    This is one of the few series that I need to read each new book as soon as it is published. Not all of the books in the Pendergast series are great, but Verses for the Dead is a strong addition. I have read some reviews by other members mentioning that they appreciate that Constance ha...
  • Chad
    Feb 06, 2019
    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...
  • Denyse Prendergast
    Jan 01, 2019
    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...