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Gideon's Sword

Format:  Paperback,

398 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9780446564311

ISBN-10: 0446564311

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Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thief
GIDEON'S SWORD
At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.
At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him.
Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.
But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade.
For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning . . .

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9780446564311
ISBN-10: 0446564311
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 398
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.25 x 6.75 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Child, Lincoln

Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut in 1957. He received a degree in English from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduation, he obtained a position as an editorial assistant at St. Martin's Press and eventually became a full editor in 1984. While at St. Martin's Press, he assembled several collections of ghost and horror stories including Dark Company (1984) and Dark Banquet (1985). In 1987, he left St.

Martin's Press for a job at MetLife and began writing. He has co-written numerous books with Douglas Preston including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse. In 2003, he published his first solo novel entitled Utopia and has since written several others including Death Match and Deep Storm. He made The New York Times Best Seller List twice in 2012 with his title's The Third Gate and his title Two Graves written with Douglas Preston.

Biography of Preston, Douglas

Douglas Preston was born on May 20, 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in English literature from Pomona College in 1978. His career began at the American Museum of Natural History, where he worked as an editor and writer from 1978 to 1985. He also was a lecturer in English at Princeton University. He became a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction books in 1986. Many of his fiction works are co-written with Lincoln Child including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse.

His nonfiction works include Dinosaurs in the Attic; Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado; Talking to the Ground; and The Royal Road. He has written for numerous magazines including The New Yorker; Natural History; Harper's; Smithsonian; National Geographic; and Travel and Leisure. He became a New York Times Best Selling author with his title Two Graves which he co-wrote with Lincoln Child.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2011-01-01)

Preston and Child have written 14 thrillers featuring somewhat restrained investigators (FBI Agent Pendergast and Lieutenant D'Agosta). Here, the duo kick off an action-packed new series introducing Gideon Crew, a brilliant young physicist and con artist on a mission to avenge his father's murder. Upon earning his doctorate, Crew works at the Los Alamos Labs as a high-explosives engineer. Simultaneously, he designs and executes a cunning plot to vindicate his slain father.

Eli Glinn, the director of an engineering firm, recognizes Crew's skills and hires him as an independent contractor to analyze and prevent dangerous problems. For his first assignment, Crew must find a Chinese scientist soon to arrive in the United States with plans for a powerful and dangerous weapon. Crew must legally steal the plans for Glinn. The entertaining and engaging plot showcases Crew's sarcastic wit, impulsiveness, and unpredictable luck.

Verdict: This exciting action/adventure with a hero reminiscent of Indiana Jones will be a treat for adventure/thriller fans. Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay will produce the movie version.

[See Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/10.] - Jerry P. Miller, Cambridge, MA

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2011-06-01)

The dynamic duo is back! New York Times best-selling writers Preston and Child (www.prestonchild.com), creators of the iconic Agent Pendergast series, strike gold once again with this story about a man dying of an incurable brain disease who is hired by a secretive government organization to steal something from a defecting Chinese scientist. Protagonist Gideon Crew is one clever character, and Smallville's Lionel Luthor-actor John Glover-is the perfect narrator to capture his humor, suspense, and ingenuity. The final scene in New York City's Potters Field is one of the best ever written by Preston and Child, but the entire book is a roller-coaster delight from start to finish. Highly, highly recommended!

- Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA

(c). Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thief

GIDEON'S SWORD

At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.

At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him.

Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.

But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade.

For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning...

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