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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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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
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...The greatest...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Science Fiction
Cold Vengeance (Pendergast Series Book 11)
by Douglas Preston
Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers--a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana--he is also forced to dig further...
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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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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Helen Trilogy: Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, and Two Graves Omnibus (Agent Pendergast series)
by Douglas Preston
Now, available for the first time together in a single volume: a digital-only, value-priced omnibus edition of the Helen Trilogy: Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, and Two Graves-featuring Special Agent Pendergast--by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child.FEVER DREAM:Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss...
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The Ice Limit
by Douglas Preston
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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Relic (Pendergast Series Book 1)
by Douglas Preston
Relic, a Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child thriller that introduces FBI Special Agent PendergastJust 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 the...
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Categories: All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Crimson Shore (Pendergast Series Book 15)
by Douglas Preston
From #1 bestselling authors Douglas Preston and 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...
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The Book of the Dead (Pendergast Series 7)
by Douglas Preston
An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit...His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime...A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown...An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York...
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Categories: All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Bestsellers
Two Graves (Pendergast Series Book 12)
by Douglas Preston
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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Extraction (Kindle Single) (Pendergast series)
by Douglas Preston
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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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Lost City of the Monkey God-EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW (first 6 chapters): A True Story
by Douglas Preston
NAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A Best Book of 2017 from the Boston Globe One of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National Geographic Included in Lithub 's Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List A Favorite Science Book of 2017...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Gone Fishing (Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night)
by Douglas Preston
Experience a heart-pumping and thrilling tale of suspense!Originally published in THRILLER (2006),edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.In this tag team Thriller Short, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child feature New York City policeman Vincent D’Agosta, who becomes involved with the theft of an ancient Incan...
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The Pharaoh Key (Gideon Crew series)
by Douglas Preston
Don't miss the this exciting, New York Times bestselling adventure from Preston & Child, in which the secrets of a mysterious ancient tablet may point the way to untold treasure--or unspeakable danger. "I just want to be crystal clear about this: if it has value, we're gonna steal it. Are you with me?" Effective Engineering...
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Beyond the Ice Limit: A Gideon Crew Novel (Gideon Crew Series Book 4)
by Douglas Preston
BEYOND THE ICE LIMITThat 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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City of Endless Night (Agent Pendergast series)
by Douglas Preston
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A consistently exciting and never predictable series."--Associated Press When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned...
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Categories: All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Riptide
by Douglas Preston
IN 1695, a notorious English pirate buried his bounty in a maze of booby-trapped tunnels on an island off the coast of Maine. In three hundred years, no one has breached this cursed and rocky fortress. Now a treasure hunter and his high-tech, million-dollar recovery team embark on the perfect operation to unlock the labyrinth's...
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Gaslighted: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast
by Douglas Preston
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 introduced...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Bestsellers
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 LABYRINTHA 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 is...
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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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White Fire (Pendergast Series Book 13)
by Douglas Preston
Past and present collide as Special Agent Pendergast uncovers mysterious connections between a string of 19th century bear attacks in a Colorado mining town, a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story, and a deadly present-day arsonist.In 1876, in a mining camp called Roaring Fork in the Colorado Rockies, eleven miners were killed by a...
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Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew series Book 1)
by Douglas Preston
Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thiefAt twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her...
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The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel (Gideon Crew series Book 3)
by Douglas Preston
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERGideon 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...
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The Kraken Project: A Novel (Wyman Ford Series Book 4)
by Douglas Preston
From celebrated Relic author Douglas Preston, Wyman Ford races to stop a rogue AI in The Kraken Project, a New York Times bestselling thriller “as chilling as it is provocative" (James Rollins)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...
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Reliquary: The Second Novel in the Pendergast Series
by Douglas Preston
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
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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Thunderhead
by Douglas Preston
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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A Gideon Crew Collection: Gideon's Sword, Gideon's Corpse, and The Lost Island Omnibus (Gideon Crew series)
by Douglas Preston
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 his father, a...
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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 Laureate...
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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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Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew series Book 2)
by Douglas Preston
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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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 scientist at...
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Cemetery Dance (Pendergast Series Book 9)
by Douglas Preston
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...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Bestsellers
The Diogenes Trilogy: Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead Omnibus (Agent Pendergast series)
by Douglas Preston
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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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
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
Two Graves - Free Preview (first 7 chapters) (Pendergast)
by Douglas Preston
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
New York Times bestsellerA TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCEAfter a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.A SHOCKING RETURNSick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
by Douglas Preston
NAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A Best Book of 2017 from the Boston GlobeOne of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National GeographicIncluded in Lithub's Ultimate Best Books of 2017 ListA Favorite Science Book of 2017 from Science NewsA five-hundred-year-old legend. An...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
The Pendergast Files: (Relic, Reliquary)
by Douglas Preston
This discounted ebundle includes: Relic, ReliquaryThe books that introduced the world to Douglas Preston’s and Lincoln Child’s FBI Special Agent Pendergast. 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...
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Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado
by Douglas Preston
This new ebook edition includes for first time over 100 never-before-published photographs taken during the author's epic, thousand mile horseback journey across Arizona and New Mexico. It also includes rare and extraordinary historical photographs of the Old West, Native Americans, pioneers, prospectors, Indian pueblos, and vanished...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
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