This is book number 15 in the Pendergast Novels series.
#1 bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child return with their next blockbuster Pendergast novel.
Special Agent Pendergast takes on a private case in Exmouth, Massachusetts-a quaint village on the coast north of Salem-to investigate the theft of a valuable wine cellar. He travels to the seaside town with his ward, Constance Greene, where they quickly discover something far more sinister: a bricked-up niche in the wine cellar that holds the remains of a man, tortured and then entombed alive 150 years ago. But why? The puzzle is compounded when they discover a murdered body-covered with mysterious symbols-in the salt marshes behind Exmouth ... the place where, legend has it, the real witches of Salem took refuge after fleeing the 1692 witch hunts.