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Gideon's sword

by Preston, Douglas J.

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2011 2011
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As a boy, Gideon Crew witnessed his father's execution. Now, knowing his father was falsely accused of treason and murdered as part of a callous plot, Gideon plots his revenge. However, Gideon is being watched by someone who needs his skills for a special operation.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gideon Crew, the hero of Preston and Child's new novel, has a complicated backstory. As a boy, he watched as his father, who had taken a man hostage, was shot down by a sniper. Less than a decade later, he learned from his mother that his father had been used by the U.S. government as a scapegoat for a failed intelligence project. After dispatching the man responsible for his father's murder, Gideon is offered a job with a private contractor that does hush-hush work for the government. Gideon's mission: to intercept a Chinese scientist and relieve him of the plans for a top-secret weapon. The mission doesn't go as drawn, however, and Gideon is left with a mysterious string of numbers. Now, working mostly alone, he must determine what the numbers mean. This novel (which is apparently the first installment in a new series) isn't as elegantly written or constructed as the authors' popular Special Agent Pendergast novels, but it does once you get past the backstory hold the reader's interest, and Gideon is undeniably a big-shouldered character, capable of supporting a series.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "John Glover's hard-edged, slightly sinister voice (familiar to fans of television's Smallville) sustains Preston and Child's entertaining but slight thriller. In this installment, Gideon Crew, whom Glover imbues with more depth and humanity than the text itself suggests, is seeking revenge for the murder of his father, an Army intelligence officer. But he's interrupted in his mission, conscripted by a clandestine agency to perform a near-suicidal task: to steal the plans for a Chinese WMD. Crew exhibits extreme versatility in accomplishing his task, for when it comes to an impossible mission successfully performed, a better example is the way Glover adds dimension to the novel's cardboard characters and vitality to its overly long backstory. A Grand Central hardcover. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Gideon Crew novels
Features Gideon Crew, a former professional thief, now a Ph. D. scientist at Los Alamos, New Mexico
#1 - Gideon's sword
#2 - Gideon's corpse
#3 - The Lost island
#4 - Beyond the ice limit
#5 - The Pharaoh key
Subjects Crew, Gideon (Fictitious character) Fiction
Children of murder victims Fiction
Revenge Fiction
Weapons of mass destruction Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Ashland :Hachette Book Group2011
Contributors Child, Lincoln.
Glover, John, 1944-
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by John Glover.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Requires OverDrive Media Console 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile) or OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781609415969
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