Auberjonois is A-one in his deft, dramatic (when called for) delivery of a dark tale. In this, their seventh collaboration on a science laced thriller, Preston and Child take us to present day Manhattan and a 100 year old crime.
As excavation begins for the erection of a state-of-the-art apartment complex in Lower Manhattan, a basement is unearthed with a grisly store - the remains of 36 dismembered bodies, brutally slain by a serial killer over a century ago.
Museum archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI special Agent Pendergast join forces to find out who the brutal killer was. Their search takes them to horrendous places: a mass grave under a Chinatown brownstone and a Riverside Drive house of horrors.
The pair's investigation is hampered by a greedy developer who refuses to accept any delays on the construction of his apartment building. However, that's small potatoes compared to the killings that now terrify the city. These murders are copycats of the century old killings.
Excitement spiked by authentic forensic detail make this another sure fire nail-biter from the apparently inexhaustible duo of Preston and Child.
Auberjonois's voice performance is icing on this chilling story.