Viewing Entry - Verses for the dead (E14243) by Preston, Douglas J.
Playing time for epub/audio formats : 10 hours 30 minutes
Verses for the dead : Pendergast, book 18
Author / Responsible party
Preston, Douglas J.
Suspense stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
Suspense stories, Detective and mystery fiction. Pendergast, Aloysius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Government investigators -- Fiction. Serial murder investigation -- Fiction.
After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the unorthodox lone wolf must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new cohort, Special Agent Coldmoon, are dispatched to Florida to investigate a rash of ritualistic murders. A killer is carving out the hearts of his victims, and depositing the stolen organs alongside the headstones of existing graves. Accompanying each heart is a cryptic letter, signed by a 'Mr Brokenhearts'. There is one more intriguing aspect to Mr Brokenhearts' macabre modus operandi: the chosen graves all belong to women who have committed suicide. As he searches for the connection between the old suicides and the new murders, Pendergast realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: that he faces a conspiracy of death reaching back decades.