Regular price: $22.80

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $22.80

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

For the first time in unabridged audio!
A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heart.
©2004 Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (P)2011 Hachette Audio
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"As usual, Preston and Child deftly mix the real and the surreal, creating an atmosphere in which everything, for reasons we can't quite nail down, seems a tad off-kilter. Call it creeping paranoia, perhaps, or the dreadful certainty that something awful is about to happen. Whatever you call it, it's a recipe for success." (Booklist)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Polly on 11-05-12


Preston & Child know how to push my "creepy" buttons. Very good.

I would choose a different narrator. Narrator David Colacci did a much better job in "The Relic" - the first Pendergast novel.

Read More Hide me

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

By Dean on 11-16-11

Not their best, not even in the top five

I wasn't very impressed with this one. Their books are starting to get a bit formulaic. It's like Scooby Doo: start the book with some intrigue and a hint that something paranormal is happening, then the good guys catch the bad guy and they realize the prosaic, pseudoscientific reality. A bit bland overall.

Read More Hide me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Mr. M. Edwards on 07-06-17

American history

A killer afoot with a complex modus operandi, a massive storm and Agent Pendergast!
This is the next in the series and puts Pendergast front and centre along with a bunch of very grisly murders.
The plot works for the most part, and it's fast paced and scary. However, the murderer reveal and end seemed a bit off, but doesn't spoil the story. Recommended for Pendergast fans and goths!

Read More Hide me

By EmmyScotland on 09-25-12


A really good listen - the narrator Scott Brick is very good at the various voices and change of character, does Pendergast really well. All must read.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc