The Diogenes Trilogy: Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead Omnibus [NOOK Book]

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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 attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a hoofprint scorched into the floor,...
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The Diogenes Trilogy: Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead Omnibus

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Overview

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 attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a hoofprint scorched into the floor, 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?

DANCE OF DEATH:
Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent, Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

BOOK OF THE DEAD:
A talented FBI agent, rotting away in a high security prison for a murder he did not commit. His psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime. A young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown. An ancient Egyptian tomb about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala, an enigmatic curse released. Memento Mori.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455526925
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Series: Special Agent Pendergast Series
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1750
  • Sales rank: 43,951
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Douglas Preston
The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, Two Graves, and Gideon's Corpse. Preston's acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence, is being made into a movie starring George Clooney. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm.
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly "strangely entertaining note" from the authors, at their website, PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly.

Biography

Douglas Preston was born in 1956 in Cambridge, MA, was raised in nearby Wellesley (where, by his own admission, he and his brothers were the scourge of the neighborhood!), and graduated from Pomona College in California with a degree in English literature.

Preston's first job was as a writer for the American Museum of Natural History in New York -- an eight year stint that led to the publication of his first book, Dinosaurs in the Attic and introduced him to his future writing partner, Lincoln Child, then working as an editor at St. Martin's Press. The two men bonded, as they worked closely together on the book. As the project neared completion, Preston treated Child to a private midnight tour of the museum, an excursion that proved fateful. As Preston tells it, "...in the darkened Hall of Late Dinosaurs, under a looming T. Rex, Child turned to [me] and said: 'This would make the perfect setting for a thriller!'" Their first collaborative effort, Relic, would not be published until 1995, by which time Preston had picked up stakes and moved to Santa Fe to pursue a full-time writing career.

In addition to writing novels (The Codex, Tyrannosaur Canyon) and nonfiction books on the American Southwest (Cities of Gold, Ribbons of Time), Preston has collaborated with Lincoln Child on several post-Relic thrillers. While not strictly a series, the books share characters and events, and the stories all take place in the same universe. The authors refer to this phenomenon as "The Preston-Child Pangea."

Preston divides his time between New Mexico and Maine, while Child lives in New Jersey -- a situation that necessitates a lot of long-distance communication. But their partnership (facilitated by phone, fax, and email) is remarkably productive and thoroughly egalitarian: They shape their plots through a series of discussions; Child sends an outline of a set of chapters; Preston writes the first draft of those chapters, which is subsequently rewritten by Child; and in this way the novel is edited back and forth until both authors are happy. They attribute the relatively seamless surface of their books to the fact that "[a]ll four hands have found their way into practically every sentence, at one time or another."

In between, Preston remains busy. He is a regular contributor to magazines like National Geographic, The New Yorker, Natural History, Smithsonian, Harper's, and Travel & Leisure, and he continues with varied solo literary projects. Which is not to say his partnership with Lincoln Child is over. Fans of the bestselling Preston-Child thrillers can be assured there are bigger and better adventures to come.

Good To Know

Douglas Preston counts among his ancestors the poet Emily Dickinson, the newspaperman Horace Greeley, and the infamous murderer and opium addict Amasa Greenough.

His brother is Richard Preston, the bestselling author of The Hot Zone, The Cobra Event, The Wild Trees, and other novels and nonfiction narratives.

Preston is an expert horseman and a member of the Long Riders Guild.

He is also a National Geographic Society Fellow, has traveled extensively around the world, and contributes archaeological articles to many magazines.

In our interview, Preston shared some fun and fascinating personal anecdotes.

"My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $2.10 an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later."

"I need to write in a small room -- the smaller the better. I can't write in a big room where someone might sneak up behind my back."

"My hobbies are mountain biking, horseback riding and packing, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, camping, cooking, and skiing."

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  • Posted May 25, 2013

    Who ever gave this series one star apparently never read anythin

    Who ever gave this series one star apparently never read anything Preston and Child ever wrote. My son (a huge fan) recommended this duo to me a few years ago when I was laid up having elbow surgery. You start with their first book and read them in order of press date. Include their solo endeavors as well since quite often they take favorite characters from them. If they haven't killed them off in one book chances are good they will show up again further down the line. If you are like most by the time you have read 3 or 4 books "Pendergast" will be one of your favorite characters of all time!
    I could go on and on about the attributes of this writing team...they are that good!!
    In this particular trilogy you truly get to know Agent Pendergast quite a bit of it involves his childhood. From his upbringing in a wealthy New Orleans family, some very colorful relatives to his deeply twisted brother Diogenes you finally get a sense of who this illustrious FBI agent is and how he came to be. It is a thrilling ride and absolute page turner...I don't think I even took a breath between books!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    These may be good books, but you can actually save a little mone

    These may be good books, but you can actually save a little money if you buy them individually.  Shame on B&N and the publisher for trying to fool people. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    I have read all the Preston & Child books, sometimes both in

    I have read all the Preston & Child books, sometimes both in hard copy and on CD (books on tape). As another reviewer wrote - read them in order of press date and you will quickly fall in love with the world they have created. Pendergast is one of my favorite characters of all books that I have read, and I'm an avid reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Yet another page turner.

    Preston and Child have yet to let me down. Pentergas is exciting as usual.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2013

    Great story telling.

    Great story telling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING, & EXTREMELY ENJOYABLE

    The Diogenes Trilogy grabbed my attention, and never let go ! From the first page to the last, I was completely engrossed. I cannot remember ever enjoying a book as much as I enjoyed this one. I was taken on a roller coaster of emotions, from excitement to terror , to exhilaration, to sorrow, to laughter, and tears, and, amazement. I never wanted this book to end. Even when I was too sleeply to keep reading, I could not put it down. Now I am compelled to read everything else that is written by Preston and Child, about agent Pendergast. He has become one of my most favorite characters ever ! WOW !!! What a great book this is.

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