Book 4 in the Agent Pendergast series
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (2003)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground.
Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy?
Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land?
Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America’s heartland.
No one is safe.
Medicine Creek is a lost town in Kansas, a quiet town where everyone knows each other and where nothing ever happens … Until a murder occurs.
In the middle of a field of corn the mutilated corpse of a woman surrounded by a circle of Indian arrows is discovered, each with a raven pierced at its tip. And this is just the beginning. The killer is among the inhabitants of Medicine Creek and no one will sleep peacefully again.
Just then the enigmatic FBI Agent Pendergast arrives in town. No one knows who warned him, but everyone is sure that he is the only one capable of deciphering the mystery of the grisly murders. A mystery that will take the inspector to the dark and tortuous past of the “peaceful” town.