Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast takes on a freelance investigation into the theft of a wine collection worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The theft uncovers a horrific centuries old crime perpetrated by the inhabitants of the small town of Exmouth, Massachusetts. When local residents are murdered, Pendergast and his ward, the mysterious Constance Greene, become involved in those investigations. That storyline is wrapped up about 2/3 of the way through the book. Then the characteristic creepy story begins when Pendergast once again is up against a monster of strange and sinister origins. This book ends with a serious cliffhanger necessitating continuing on to the most recent book in the series.