Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast is one of the most interesting characters in suspense fiction today. He is the creation of co-authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. These authors have written 12 novels in which Pendergast appears. Aloysius X. Pendergast is a Special Agent of the FBI from New Orleans. He is described as corpse pale, with white blonde hair, silver eyes, is fairly tall, but has a slight frame. He wears only black suits, and drives a pair of 1959 Silver Rolls Royces. He is in the FBI but only takes a salary of $1 per year, as he comes from old Louisiana money. He has been in the Special Forces, holds a double doctorate from Oxford, and is also an expert in the eastern art of Chongg Ran. A master of disguise, Pendergast has the ability to solve puzzles that rivals Sherlock Holmes.
We met him first in Relic, 1995, followed by Reliquary, 1997, both set in the New York Museum of Natural History. The newest Pendergast book is Two Graves, 2012, which moves from New York’s Dakota building to the jungles of Brazil. The books often have a supernatural aspect to them and are always page turners. So pick up the first Pendergast and enjoy!