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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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Gideon's Sword by Douglas Preston (2011)

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Synopsis: Gideon was a young boy when his father was gunned down in front of him. He grew into a man with the ability to get in and out of places undetected, largely because of his ability to plan and to change those plans quickly. On her death bed, his mother revealed that his father was sacrificed to protect government bigwigs who didn’t want the world to know that their bungling had killed several secret agents. Gideon takes out the man who killed his father but is discovered by a group of men who are agents outside the government. They reveal that Gideon has a terminal illness and recruit him to work for them until his death. In this first adventure, Gideon has to recover something that is being smuggled into the states by a Chinese scientist. What isn’t clear is if these folks for whom he is working are telling the truth about his illness.

Review: Well-developed characters and plot. Fun to read, but you’re left not knowing just who to trust. ( )
  DrLed | Sep 7, 2016 |
I have one word for this book: ludicrous! Utterly unbelievable. Done. ( )
  tamarah71 | Sep 5, 2016 |
I'm a huge Preston & Child fan. Have read all of their books and I like this break out series too and Gideon's character... ( )
  EmpressReece | Aug 22, 2016 |
A new series from the always dependable co-authors of the Agent Pendergast series. This new series involves Gideon Crew, who resolves a conspiracy which ended with the death of his father, labeled a traitor. Having achieved his goal, Crew is now able to pursue a normal life...until he learns he has less than a year to live and is offered a job by a government contractor to intercept a Chinese scientist carrying a secret. Eminently readable, lots of plot twists, a fast, exciting tale. Highly recommended. ( )
  NickHowes | Aug 2, 2016 |
First in the new Preston/Child series Gideon Crew, a man not afraid to take action against those who destroy others or hurt America. A man who can think on his feet and feels passionately about others. He was sent to locate a scientist bringing in a new weapon "that would change the world" from China. Suspense, mystery and a sprinkling of romance blended with action and adventure. The story just pulled me in. I will be reading more of this series in the future. ( )
  Bettesbooks | Jul 6, 2016 |
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Child, Lincolnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Puig, Fernando GaríTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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