Extraction (Special Agent Pendergast Series)

Extraction (Special Agent Pendergast Series)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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Overview

In this spellbinding short story from two #1 New York Times bestselling authors, a young Pendergast must protect his brother from a sinister New Orleans legend.
In New Orleans' French Quarter, the Tooth Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips money under your pillow at night....he's a mysterious old recluse who must be appeased with teeth--lest he extract retribution. When young Diogenes Pendergast loses a tooth, however, his skeptical older brother Aloysius is determined to put the legend to the test...with dire consequences.

*Includes a special preview chapter of Preston & Child's new full-length novel TWO GRAVES, available December 11, 2012.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455528080
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Series: Special Agent Pendergast Series
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 23,650
File size: 916 KB

About the Author

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, Two Graves, and Gideon's Corpse. In addition to his novels, Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm.
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly "strangely entertaining note" from the authors, at their website, www.PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly.

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Education:

B.A., Pomona College, 1978

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Extraction 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
ybdude1936 More than 1 year ago
This is no novella, it is a short story. Twenty pages which are developed well and investigate an incident from Prendergast's childhood having to do with the Bogey-man our parents scared us with in our youth. Interesting, but if I'd known it was a short story I would have saved my money.
fullofsecrets More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed these authors for years, but this was unsatisfyingly short (the total page count is inflated by the preview chapter for Two Graves), and, to borrow a phrase from TV Tropes, there are several aspects that make no sense when fridge logic is applied. In other words, it isn't internally consistent. I am still anticipating Two Graves, but if Extraction is any indication, I think they're better at novels than short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
......i wanted more. I cant wait for Two Graves to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, creepy short story. About another kind of Tooth Fairy!
KER949799 More than 1 year ago
I love reading about Agent Pendergast, and catching a glimpse into his younger self was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a rip! Could have been written by a school child. Cubbon
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Now that is what I call a bedtime story. Thank you gents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And really no story at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was much impressed by this short story. It is creative and builds suspense so well. Plus, it reminds me of those really good ghost stories I was told as a kid. Stephanie Clanahan
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It really wasn't worth the money!  Cool story, but it seems the story was written just to get your attention for his next book.
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Think of sleepovers and telling scary stories and the chills and thrills you got. This is the story that gave you all that and more. Wonderful story. Thank you
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NanNL More than 1 year ago
That had to be the most downright creepy novella that I've read in a long time. So very well done...as usual!