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Douglas Preston writes techno-thriller and horror novels as well as non-fiction books that reflect his interests in true crime and historical exploration. He has a parallel writing career in collaboration with Lincoln Child. Preston is a member of the “Long Riders Guild,” following his numerous horseback expeditions tracing historical or even prehistorical trails, both in the States and abroad.

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Thunderhead
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich---the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Codex
by Douglas Preston
"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over a half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing---along with his entire collection---from his mansion in...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Bestsellers
Tyrannosaur Canyon (Wyman Ford Series Book 1)
by Douglas Preston
A stunning new archaeological thriller by the New York Times bestselling co-author of Brimstone and Relic . A moon rock missing for thirty years... Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon... A scientist with ambition enough to kill... A monk who will redeem the world... A dark agency with a deadly mission......
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The Kraken Project: A Novel (Wyman Ford Series Book 4)
by Douglas Preston
Wyman Ford is back again in The Kraken Project, the thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston. NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the...
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Blasphemy: A Novel (Wyman Ford Series Book 2)
by Douglas Preston
In Douglas Preston's Blasphemy , the world's biggest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain, was built to reveal the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. The Torus is the most expensive machine ever created by humankind, run by the world's most powerful supercomputer. It is the brainchild of Nobel...
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Impact (Wyman Ford Series Book 3)
by Douglas Preston
In Douglas Preston's Impact , Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia... to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world. A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast... and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Literary Fiction
The Diogenes Trilogy: Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead Omnibus (Agent Pendergast series)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Now, available for the first time together in a single volume: a digital-only, value-priced omnibus edition of the "Diogenes Trilogy": Brimstone , Dance of Death , and The Book of the Dead --featuring Pendergast's mysterious brother--by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child. BRIMSTONE: A body is found in the...
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Mount Dragon
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to...
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Jennie
by Douglas Preston
On a research trip to West Africa, Dr. Hugo Archibald of the Boston Museum of Natural History encounters an orphaned baby chimpanzee. Archibald decides to bring the ape, whom he names Jennie, back to Boston and raise her alongside his own two young children as a kind of scientific experiment. Jennie captures the hearts of everyone she...
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Categories: Action and Adventure
Impact (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston
Ce qui semble être un météore venu du fin fond de l'espace s'abat au large des côtes du Maine... Parmi les rares témoins, Abbey, une jeune astronome amateur. Peu de temps après, Wyman Ford, ex-agent de la CIA, est chargé par le Pentagone d'une mission secrète. Au Cambodge, il doit faire la lumière sur l'apparition subite de...
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Relic (Saga Inspecteur Pendergast) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
À New York, le Museum d'Histoire naturelle doit accueillir l'exposition « Superstition », consacrée aux croyances mystérieuses de l'humanité. Mais les préparatifs sont troublés par d'épouvantables meurtres : les victimes sont éviscérées à coups de griffes et une partie de leur cerveau manque à l'appel. Y aurait-il un lien...
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Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History
by Douglas J. Preston
Dinosaurs in the Attic is a chronicle of the expeditions, discoveries, and scientists behind the greatest natural history collection ever assembled. Written by former Natural History columnist Douglas Preston, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History for seven years, this is a celebration of the best-known and best-loved...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
Codex (Suspense) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
« Bonjour du pays des morts ! » Ainsi débute la bande vidéo où l'excentrique milliardaire Maxwell Broadbent révèle à ses trois fils s être enterré vivant au fond d'une crypte. Avant de leur lancer cet ultime défi : le premier qui découvrira sa retraite héritera seul de sa fortune. Malade, Broadbent sait qu'il n'en a plus...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Jennie (Spanish Edition)
by Douglas Preston
El doctor Hugo Archibald, del Museo de Historia Natural de Boston, encuentra una chimpancé huérfana durante un viaje de investigación a África. Decide llevársela consigo con el objetivo de llevar a cabo un experimento científico único: criarla junto a sus hijos. Jennie cautiva a todos los que la conocen. Se ve a sí misma como un...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Two Graves - Free Preview (first 7 chapters) (Pendergast)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a...
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The Obsidian Chamber (Agent Pendergast series)
by Douglas Preston
A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. A SHOCKING RETURN Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive...
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Beyond the Ice Limit - EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW (first 11 chapters): A Gideon Crew Novel (Gideon Crew Series)
by Douglas Preston
BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering...
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Extraction (Kindle Single) (Pendergast series)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child, an all-new short story featuring Agent Pendergast, available only as an ebook and audio download. In New Orleans' French Quarter, the Tooth Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips money under your pillow at night....he's a mysterious old recluse who must be appeased with...
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Valse macabre (Suspense) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
William Smithback, reporter au New York Times , et sa femme Nora Kelly, archéologue au Muséum d'Histoire naturelle, sont sauvagement agressés dans leur appartement de l'Upper West Side de Manhattan. Si Nora en réchappe, Smithback, lui, est tué... Le meurtrier est rapidement identifié par des témoins et des caméras de...
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Le piège de l'architecte (Suspense) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Le docteur Martin Hatch possède une île, Ragged Island, au large des côtes du Maine. La légende veut qu'un pirate y ait enterré son trésor au fond d'un puits. Aussitôt qu'on cherche à le forcer, celui-ci s'emplit d'eau de mer, balayant au passage hommes et machines. Le grand-père de Martin s'y est ruiné et son frère y est...
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Descente en enfer (Saga Inspecteur Pendergast) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Après que sa femme, Hélène, est enlevée sous ses yeux, l'agent spécial Pendergast, du FBI, se lance à la poursuite des ravisseurs, les pourchassant à travers les États-Unis jusqu'à Mexico. Mais là, ils lui échappent et Pendergast, brisé, rentre à New York pour s'enfermer dans son appartement, refusant tout contact avec le...
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Les sortilèges de la cité perdue (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Depuis que les parents de Nora Kelly sont morts, le ranch familial a été laissé à l'abandon. Un soir, elle s'y rend et découvre la maison saccagée quand, soudain, une étrange créature velue, tenant autant de l'homme que de l'animal, lui saute dessus en lui réclamant la lettre. Heureusement, une voisine réussit à mettre en...
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Fièvre mutante (Saga Inspecteur Pendergast) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Les fans du brillant et excentrique agent du FBI Aloysius Pendergast l'ignoraient : il avait été marié avant de perdre sa femme lors d'un safari, en Afrique - sous les crocs d'un lion. Douze ans après le drame, Pendergast découvre qu'il ne s'agissait pas d'un accident, comme il le pensait jusque-là, mais d'un meurtre... Qui pouvait...
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Le grenier des enfers (Saga Inspecteur Pendergast) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
En recherchant dans les égouts de New York un sac de cocaïne jeté par un dealer, un plongeur de la brigade fluviale remonte deux cadavres sans tête, presque réduits à l'état de squelettes. Ils portent des marques de morsures qui n'ont pu être infligées ni par une bête ni par un humain... On signale au lieutenant Vincent...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Les croassements de la nuit (Suspense) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Au milieu d'un champ de maïs, le shérif Hazen fait une bien macabre découverte : le corps mutilé d'une femme. Non seulement le cadavre a été scalpé, mais une vingtaine de corbeaux morts ont été empalés sur des flèches indiennes, et disposés en cercle tout autour. Quelques heures plus tard, l'inspecteur Pendergast, du FBI...
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Le livre des trépassés (Suspense) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Au Museum d'Histoire naturelle de New York, Nora Kelly se prépare à présenter au public le sarcophage de la momie égyptienne Senef. Mais c'est oublier la malédiction qui semble lui être attachée... En effet, plusieurs employés sombrent dans la folie et assassinent leurs collègues. Pendant ce temps, avec l'aide de ses amis...
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Danse de mort (Suspense) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Quand le chauffeur de l’inspecteur Pendergast, du FBI, prie le sergent Vincent d’Agosta de le suivre, celui-ci s’attend à enfin retrouver son ami, dont il est sans nouvelles depuis leur aventure précédente ( Le Violon du diable , l’Archipel, 2006). Mais d’Agosta se voit remettre une lettre, dont les premiers mots le font...
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Le violon du diable (Suspense) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Après avoir mis fin aux agissements d'un savant fou ( La Chambre des curiosités ), l'inspecteur Pendergast, du FBI, s'était accordé quelques semaines de « vacances » dans une petite bourgade du Kansas, le temps de démasquer un bien étrange serial killer (Les Croassements de la nuit) . De retour à New York, il doit aussitôt...
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Cauchemar génétique (Suspense) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston
Le docteur Guy Carson est flatté quand Gene Dyne, le patron de son laboratoire, l'informe qu'il a été choisi pour rejoindre le laboratoire du mont du Dragon, dans le désert de Jornada au Nouveau-Mexique. S'il parvient à isoler le virus de la grippe, Gene Dyne pourra se vanter d'avoir sauvé des millions de vies humaines et...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel (Pendergast Series Book 3)
by Douglas Preston
In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are thirty-six bodies--all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.
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Gaslighted: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, R.L. Stine
In this entry from the thrilling short story anthology FaceOff , bestselling authors Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child along with R.L. Stine team up for the first time ever, pitting FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast against the most unusual villain he’s ever faced—Stine’s classic creation: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy. First...
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The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel (Gideon Crew series Book 3)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the...
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Brimstone (Pendergast series Book 5)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a claw print scorched into the wall, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air. When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that thirty years ago four men conjured something unspeakable . Has the devil come to claim his due? Some...
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Reliquary (Pendergast Series Book 2)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beat. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the...
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The Wheel of Darkness (Pendergast Series Book 8)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic, awash in wealth and decadence... An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning... An FBI agent destined to confront what he fears most--himself...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction
A Gideon Crew Collection: Gideon's Sword, Gideon's Corpse, and The Lost Island Omnibus (Gideon Crew series)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Now, available for the first time together in a single volume: a digital-only, value-priced bundle edition of the first three books in the Gideon Crew series: Gideon's Sword , Gideon's Corpse , and The Lost Island , by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child. GIDEON'S SWORD: At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed...
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Cemetery Dance (Pendergast Series Book 9)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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...
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Dance of Death (Pendergast Series Book 6)
by Douglas Preston
Two brothers. One a top FBI agent. The other a brilliant, twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can...
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Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew series Book 2)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is...
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Relic (Pendergast Series Book 1)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Relic , a Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child thriller that introduces FBI Special Agent Pendergast Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human... But...
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Categories: All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Bestsellers
Beyond the Ice Limit: A Gideon Crew Novel (Gideon Crew Series Book 4)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering...
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La chambre des curiosités (Suspense) (French Edition)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
En 2002, la découverte, sur le chantier d’un immeuble en construction, d’un charnier du XIXe siècle provoque la stupéfaction au FBI : les mutilations réalisées sur les corps des victimes, supposant des connaissances avancées en chirurgie, semblent indiquer qu’elles ont été les victimes d’un criminel de l’époque, leDr...
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Blue Labyrinth (Pendergast Series Book 14)
by Douglas Preston
Special Agent Pendergast-one of the most original, compelling characters in all of contemporary fiction-returns in Preston and Child's new exhilarating novel BLUE LABYRINTH A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast. It begins with murder. One of Pendergast's most implacable, most feared enemies...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
by Douglas Preston
The #1 New York Times bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran...
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Categories: History
The Ice Limit
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Still Life with Crows (Pendergast Series Book 4)
by Douglas Preston
A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heartland.
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Crimson Shore (Pendergast Series Book 15)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
A secret chamber. A mysterious shipwreck. A murder in the desolate salt marshes. A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of...
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