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Book Review

City of Endless Night
by Douglas Preston
and Lincoln Child
ISBN-13: 9781455536948
Grand Central Publishing
January 16, 2018


an exclusive interview with bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child 
 

Your novel CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT features Aloysius X. L. Pendergast, who is such a reader favorite. Douglas Preston, I understand you’d begun writing a more traditional police character and Lincoln Child objected.

Douglas Preston: “I was really offended and bristled, ‘Oh, yeah, we need some albino from New Orleans?’ He replied: ‘You know, we can work with that. Let’s make him very pale. He looks like a corpse, dresses like an undertaker…’ “In 15 minutes this man was standing in front of us, fully formed. We knew who he was without knowing anything about his back story. A man out of place and out of time. A man from the Old South in New York City. He cuts a bizarre and offensive figure to many NYPD cops. He’s wealthy, he’s arrogant. That was the intention. It turns out he’s a very complex human being, with an incredible sense of compassion and a disdain for playing by the rules. I think what readers enjoy about him is he doesn’t suffer fools, and the world is full of fools.”

 Read the rest of the interview here.

 

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