Title: Crimson Shore
Author: Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child
Series: The Pendergast Series #15
Publication Date: 2015
I have been a fan of FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast since we were first introduced to him in Relic. We have had the pleasure of following this eccentric man with his unorthodox methods over the years. In his fifteenth case Pendergast is solicited as a private investigator in the small New England town of Exmouth, Massachusetts for a case of wine theft. A seemingly simple case of theft quickly turns out to be much more in this multi-faceted mystery involving murder, treachery, and witchcraft.
I have read all the books in the Pendergast series up to this point in the series. There is one book following this and one due to come out early 2018.
I must admit I was a little disappointed when I began reading and found Pendergast’s friend from the NYPD, D’Agosta, missing from the story. I kept waiting for him to show up because I always enjoy seeing them work through the crimes together. This book, however, focuses on Pendergast and his ward Constance. In the end I really enjoyed seeing more of Constance and watching the unusual relationship between her and Pendergast continue to grow.
I am really looking forward to continuing with the series and will do so very soon given a new book will be released early 2018. I will say that this one was not my favorite in the series so far, but still a very entertaining read and this duo are among my favorite authors. Preston and Child are very good at writing suspenseful novels that slowly revel the mystery bit by bit that keep you coming back for more. I would recommend this book, or any book in this series for that matter.