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Gideon's Sword (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Lincoln Child Douglas Preston

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Title:Gideon's Sword
Authors:Lincoln Child Douglas Preston
Info:Vision (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback
Collections:thrillers
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Like most of the Preston & Child books, this one isn't going to change anyone's life, but it is exciting, cinematic, and inventive, and it makes you keep turning pages. If you have a long plane ride ahead of you, you can't do much better than Preston & Child to keep you company. I love Agent Pendergast, but it's nice to a see the duo attempt a new hero--and one who's different from Pendergast. If Pendergast is their Sherlock Holmes, Gideon Crew is their Sam Spade, grittier, sneakier, and more blue-collar, but still just as smart. Fun summer reading. ( )
  TheBentley | Jun 15, 2015 |
He is no Aloysius Pendergast, but then who is. Still there are a few positive things about this new character. ( )
  Clifford.Terry | Apr 30, 2015 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
I simply love anything by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, whether written solo or co-authored...

Gideon is a refreshing new character in their seemingly endless imagination... it seemed to me that perhaps they were trying to create a similar "Mr. P" (A.X.L. Pendergast, Special FBI Agent) character who was kind of the same (invincible) but with almost totally opposite physical & personality characteristics...i.e. Mr P is almost like an albino with light hair & light complexion whereas Gideon has black hair & is well tanned... however, Mr. P is definitely highly intelligent & a gentleman in all senses of the word whereas Gideon to me is a little rough around the edges & a lot of the time is almost a total "BS"er

i felt that the first part of Gideon was a little rushed & in less than 25% of the book he had already solved & avenged his father's death... then by the same token, i felt that the ending was a bit rushed as well... when it was over it was just over & FAST...

it is still a well written novel & a satisfying one, but when i compare it to my idol's (Mr. P) series, i don't think it's even in competition with those novels... even Eli Glinn seemed different to me in this book that he did in "The Ice Limit" & The Book of the Dead... not as charismatic...

overall, it's still a good book & i will read any sequels simply because they'll be written by Doug & Linc... i hope that Gideon will continue to grow on me... ( )
  SpiritedTruthSeeker | Aug 5, 2014 |
Not as deep or intriguing as the Pendergast series but still an enjoyable read. Somewhat hard to follow with some complex descriptions of computer lingo but still a good story. The main character does a bit of stumbling through the mission presented to him but them he is a novice at intrigue. A simple read but enjoyable enough for a change of pace. Nothing deep here. ( )
  kmmt48 | Jan 3, 2014 |
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Nothing in his twelve years of life had prepared Gideon Crew for that day.
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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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"At age 12, Gideon Crew witnessed the brutal murder of his father. More than 20 years later, Gideon gets his revenge. But then a mysterious witness steps forward to confront Gideon on his crime---and offer him the chance of a lifetime"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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