Cemetery Dance

Cemetery Dance

By Douglas J. Preston; Lincoln Child; Rene Auberjonois (Read by)

Hachette Audio, Compact Disc, 9781600242656

Publication Date: May 12, 2009


Pendergast--the world's most enigmatic FBI Special Agent--returns to New York City to investigate a murderous cult.

William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archaeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Eyewitnesses claim, and the security camera confirms, that the assailant was their strange, sinister neighbor--a man who, by all reports, was already dead and buried weeks earlier. While Captain Laura Hayward leads the official investigation, Pendergast and Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta undertake their own private--and decidedly unorthodox--quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them to an enclave of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive, reclusive cult of Obeah and vodou which no outsiders have ever survived.

About the Author
Douglas Preston is the co-author with Lincoln Child of the celebrated Pendergast series of novels, including such best-selling titles as "Fever Dream", "The Book of the Dead", "The Wheel of Darkness", and "Relic", which became a number one box office hit movie. His solo novels include the "New York Times" bestsellers "Impact", "Blasphemy", "The Codex", and "Tyrannosaur Canyon". His most recent nonfiction book, "The Monster of Florence", is being made into a film starring George Clooney. Preston is an expert long-distance horseman, a member of the elite Long Riders Guild, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has travelled to remote parts of the world as an archaeological correspondent for "The New Yorker". He also worked as an editor and writer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. Preston is the Co-president of International Thriller Writers, and serves on the Governing Council of the Authors Guild.

Lincoln Child is the author of "Utopia" and "Death Match, " as well as a number of "New York Times" bestselling thrillers with Douglas Preston. He lives with his wife and daughter in Morristown, New Jersey.

Rene Auberjonois is an American stage, film, television, and voice actor. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University, he acted with various theater companies, including San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum. In 1969, he earned a Tony Award for his performance as Sebastian Baye alongside Katharine Hepburn in Coco. Since then, he has acted in a variety of theater productions, films, and television series, in addition to being active in radio drama.