Gideon’s Corpse – Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Gideon’s Corpse – Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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Synopsis

A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.
A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before.
Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.
Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse–far worse–than mere Armageddon.

My Thoughts

I am a huge fan of these two authors. I absolutely adore their other on-going series about Special Agent Penderghast. The current Gideon series is fantastic.

Gideon’s character is exquisite. He is a smart-ass to the core, wickedly intelligent, and enormously skilled in various areas – including espionage and self-preservation. This novel finds Gideon in a very difficult situation, one which makes him go full-throttle to get out of. He meets many interesting people along the way, and a couple very unlikely allies.

Though Gideon’s investigation takes a turn for the worst, he gets himself out of a massive mess – with a few stumbles along the way. Using all of his skills, and all of his brain power, Gideon manages to clear his name, and outsmart the most experienced and highly ranked men in his field.

What continues to intrigue me is his involved with Glinn and the EES – a black ops agency operating outside of the parameters of the FBI, CIA, Interpol, and whomever else. They possess more intelligence, manpower, and technology than any other intelligence agency known to man. Is Gideon simply their whipping boy? Or is he serving a far greater purpose. We have to wait for installment three to find out!

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~ by aubreysmith9412 on April 21, 2012.

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