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.