Evil Lurks in Every Corner of the ‘City Of Endless Night’ [REVIEW]


Evil has everyone on the run in Preston and Child’s City of Endless Night. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

A billionaire’s daughter is missing. The police know she will turn up eventually. But when they do find her, it isn’t how they hoped. The truth is a lot more grisly. Now it is up to a renowned FBI agent to step in and solve the case in Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s new thriller, City of Endless Night.

Preston and Child's CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT

Grand Central

Grace Ozmian is one of those spoiled rich girls who simply has a penchant for getting into trouble. So when she disappears, the NYPD isn’t too worried. They are certain she’s just taken off again on yet another wild adventure. But when her headless corpse is found in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, everyone suddenly takes the case much more seriously.

Enter Lieutenant CDS Vincent D’Agosta and the FBI’s Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast. With the murder quickly becoming a high profile media spectacle, both men have been assigned to the case in the hopes of a quick resolution. But neither of them are quite ready for just how complicated this case is about to become.

Evil has arrived in the city, and it becomes quite clear that its agenda has only just begun as the body count begins to rise and more decapitated victims are found strewn across the greater metropolitan area. Uncertain if there is one killer or several, D’Agosta and Pendergast must work against the clock to stop New York City from coming off the rails.

Meanwhile, journalist Bryce Harriman isn’t helping matters any with his coverage of the case for The Post. His articles are causing quite the stir and may soon drive New York City into a state of mass hysteria if the killer(s) aren’t apprehended soon.

With City of Endless Night, Preston and Child have woven an intricately plotted tale of murder throughout the Big Apple. From the first page to the last, readers will undoubtedly find themselves riveted to this latest addition to the Pendergast series.

Fans will also realize that something is amiss here. Pendergast isn’t acting like his usual self. Instead, he is softer and more emotional than usual, and he lacks his usual interest and attention to detail that Lieutenant D’Agosta and his team have grown accustomed to. However, there is good reason behind his odd behavior, and the authors aren’t about to leave us entirely in the dark here.

The result is a novel that stands apart from the rest, and devoted readers are sure to love this volume as much as I did. My only regret upon finishing this book is that I don’t have another Pendergast novel in my hands to pick up after putting this one back on the shelf. Now, like you, I must eagerly await the next book in the series and will undoubtedly drop everything to devour it upon its release.

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Photo by Deborah Feingold)


Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the number one bestselling coauthors of the celebrated Pendergast novels, as well as the Gideon Crew books.

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.

Readers can sign up for their monthly newsletter, The Pendergast File, at PrestonChild.com, and follow them on Facebook.

By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
368 pgs. Grand Central. $28

Purchase City of Endless Night at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, or Indiebound.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to Evil Lurks in Every Corner of the ‘City Of Endless Night’ [REVIEW]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    When headless corpses start turning up all over the Big Apple, the city goes into a panic. Will Special Agent Pendergast be able to solve the biggest case of his career before the death toll climbs even higher? Find out in Preston & Child’s unforgettable new thriller, CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT.

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