“City Of Endless Night: A Pendergast Novel”
By Preston Child
(Grand Central Publishing, 368 pp, $28)
Among the reasons to read Preston and Child is that they toss the word “lickspittle” into a tirade. How can you not love writers who use lickspittle when describing sycophants?
Of course there are many reasons to adore Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Masters of thrillers, they present such a dark and shocking twist in this I stopped reading to let it sink in, then marveled at the evil genius behind this turn.
Preston, who has taught at Princeton University, and Child, of Morristown, have co-written 25