By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
- Release Date: 2011-02-22
- Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Gideon's Sword Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thief
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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User reviews about this book
It's really good! I started reading and couldn't put it down.
I did love this book, looking forward to finally finish the Complete story soon!
Did not receive the free book with download
I thought it was a fun read
I understand but don't agree with the criticism for this book. Is it a pretty much action packed book that goes from action scene to action scene? Sure. But that is the story. And, I must point out, Relic and Reliquary were similar. Yeah the opening was lengthy, but they have big plans for Gideon so I understand why they did that. And yes, I was jarred by the quick ending but only because I forgot about the free book attached and thought there was much more to the story coming. But that isn't a fault in the story. The only disappointment I felt was reading that Michael Bay has the movie rights? Was that a joke? I hope so!
Not their best
I have read all of their work. I bought this without even reading the sample. I will not do that again. Slowest plot development and too much extraneous info.
This is an excellent departure from the Pendergast novels, loaded with action and having such a fun and fearless new main character. Pendergast still rules the roost for me, but I'm eagerly waiting more in this series. I can't wait for the movie too, I can see Brad Pitt as Gideon.
This book is terrible. It reads like a comic book. It is also VERY short - a bad deal in many ways.
So where's the Bonus Book?
I purchased this book weeks ago and still haven't received Brad Meltzer's bonus book...nor has there been any explanation from the Apple store.
Great as usual
Another great book. As always a cover to cover, can't put it down, read. Thanks guys I will be waiting for your next creation.
Not one of their best. Don't think I'll be buying any more of this series. Disappointed with the character. Too much none essential info. Muddies up the story.
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