Can’t Wait Wednesday - Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (@GrandCentralPub)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Expected publication: December 31st 2018 by Grand Central Publishing

Preston & Child return with their #1 bestselling series, confronting FBI Special Agent Pendergast with the one challenge he never expected: a partner.

After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner.

Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them-along with cryptic handwritten letters-at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belonged to women who committed suicide.

But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades.


Pendergast is one of those unique characters in fiction, a tragic, flawed, yet brilliant protagonist, and his stories are an automatic must-read. I'm curious to see how the partner angle will play out, but the bloodthirsty psychopath and decades-old conspiracy sound fantastic.

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  1. I love cop/detective partners that struggle to get along, this sounds really good!

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  2. Another Pendergast novel - excellent!

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  3. This is a series that I've meant to try. Thanks for featuring this book. Maybe it will be the one that gives me a push. LOL

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  4. I hadn't heard of this one yet and I love the colors of the cover! Thanks for sharing

    Here's the book I can't wait for: https://bookloaner.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/waiting-on-wednesday-this-splintered-silence-by-kayla-olson/

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  5. Another great looking one from the Preston and Child team.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  6. I know the author duo from hearsay, but the book is new to me. Hope you will enjoy your pick. Thanks for sharing.
    My Pick

    Best wishes
    Vi

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