Brimstone is by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The fifth book in the Pendergast series. D'Agosta is back; he has left Canada and returned to New York. His job with the NYPD is gone, so he takes a demotion and is working as a Sergeant in the South Hampton, Long Island police force. He thinks his career is going nowhere, and then a rich art critic is found dead in his Long Island mansion. He has been burned to death, from the inside out. The smell of brimstone is everywhere and there is a cloven hoof burned into the wood floor. Did the devil come for his own? Then FBI Special Agent Pendergast appears and sucks D'Agosta back into his world of weird crime investigations. This tale takes the pair from New York to Italy in search of a murderer, but is the murderer human or otherworldly? Fans of this series will relish this installment.
Ratings: Adult - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).