Brimstone - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  • Release Date: 2004-08-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 553 Ratings


A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate.
There is a claw print scorched into the wall, 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?
Some things can't be undone.


  • Brimstone

    By Pageturn
    This was my second reading since the book was first released. It still stands as one of my favorite modern novels. Preston and Child are consistently the best of the detective genre.
  • Another masterpiece!

    By Acoy0423
    These writers are amazing, catching your attention and refusing to let it go. Would always recommend this book and this series.
  • Mrs

    By Bobgobblin
    They were read out of order but still a wonderful read. Both Pendergast and D'Agosta are beloved characters. After reading several books surrounding them one can only hope their adventures never end and continue to keep readers on their toes.
  • Diogenes

    By greatness is present
    This is one of my favorite books period the Diogenes trilogy is my favorite trilogy ever I enjoyed the sequel of this slightly more(dance of death) I strongly recommend this book also read the Fever Dream trilogy it's amazing read this series all the books you won't regret your decision. Pendergast stories are the greatest detective stories ever and I hope they make movies out of these books like they did Relic
  • Wow!

    By JLandsiedel
    So good. Long but keeps your attention. I recommended it to a friend before I even finished it, and I still would now that I'm done. Can't wait to read the next book. I read roughly a book a week and I really appreciate when I find a good one that keeps me interested and thankful I didn't waste my time (*cough* 50 shades of grey *cough cough*)
  • Great book!

    By Boyd-CT
    Always kept me riveted, great plot twists.....Loved it
  • Great Authors

    By Cheeky Nutmeg
    So, I have often let my mind wander throughout the book, thinking, how do 2 people write a book that is so seamless… Then I have to read a page again… They create scenes that are descriptive and put you right in there as the story is unfolding. I am totally invested in the character of Agent Pendergast and know in my mind that I have made a commitment to read every book in the series. (started off by reading Cabinet of Curiosities, 3rd book) I was so engrossed that I bought Relic and Reliquary while reading it. If your a patient reader and like a story to build, invest your time in these authors… I even wrote a curious question to them around a month ago and actually got a reply which is amazing!
  • Content is great-- the reader not so great.

    By CatRWall
    The story itself is great, but the actor who reads the story should have been cast better. At times it is difficult to tell who is who and your mind misses details trying to distinguish--it is just hard to let yourself go and visualize because of this. Again the story is great but after a few chapters I feel like I would both enjoy and appreciate the twists and turns if I actually READ the book vs listening to a mediocre actor attempt to portray.
  • Heir Apparent

    By Ditchdoctor
    Preston and Child have created a character in, Agent Pendergast, who rivals the quintessential detective in literature. Of course I am referring to Sherlock Holmes. I need say no more.
  • Brimstone

    By Notdead11
    Wonderful books! The authors timing and suspense are truly enjoyable. The way the stories build and unfold and the relationship between the main characters reminds me very much of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Except these stories take place (for the most part) right here in the good ole US of A. Bravo Prescott and Childes.