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Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: John Glover Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Series:The Gideon Crew Series Release Date: February 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781600249969

Publisher Description

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, Gideon’s mother begged him to avenge that death.

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 for just such a renegade.

For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning.

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Quotes

  • “Trademark Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child action and suspense.”

    - Barnes & Noble, editorial review
  • “Gideon is undeniably a big-shouldered character, capable of supporting a series.” 

    - Booklist
  • “This series holds promise.” 

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " If this had been the first Preston/Childs book I had read I would have never picked up another one. I glad it was not- I love their Pendergast books! But I will not be following this new series; Gideon is an uninteresting character and the authors seem to have gone to a Dan Brown seminar: short chapters, little exposition. Really dull. "

    - Tamara, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My first book by these authors...a wild ride. Looking forward to the next "Gideon's Crew" novel. Will also be looking at other books by them. "

    - Nan, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This is more like a 2.5 stars. I'm still trying to find a book by this pair that I can rave about. "

    - Kemi, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Juvenile but not as bad as I expected. The situations are cartoon-ish, the characters come and go and are not more than a name and a gender, but somewhere in the middle the story started to build up nicely and some of the Preston-Child charm started to kick in. The description of Hart Island is vintage P-C. "

    - Huluriasquias, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I read somewhere that if a gun gets introduced in a book, it better be used by the end. In this case, if a sword was involved at all, I totally missed it. Decent read. I like Pendergast much more. "

    - Tink, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love this book. The authors have created another fascinating charcter in Gideon Crew and I am anxious to see where they take him. I don't want to spoil it for those who have yet to read it, but I have to say: skiploaders? Brillant! I blew through this in day and a half. "

    - Vi, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " New book by Preston & Child. They are up to their high standard again. Great book, suspense as well as surprise. Can Gideon find the object and what is behind it or will he be set up like his father was when Gideon was 12 years old. The only complaint is the ending I just like closure and you will not get it here. But this is #1 of Gideon Crew so..... "

    - Rebecca, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Preston & Child haven't disappointed me yet, one of their best works so far. Got through it in only a day. "

    - Cody, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was really good! A new series from a pair of authors - I think I've read everything they've done together - that doesn't disappoint. This is the beginning of a new series for them. Can't wait till the next one. "

    - Tami, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Quite unbelievable but entertaining non-the-less. "

    - Anne, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Book -- fast, fast read but kind of foolish. Gideon becaomes a super hero overnight and the killing is unreal. I do not believe that I will be following Gideon. Sorry P/C "

    - Irene, 11/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my favourite book by these two, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. "

    - Heather, 11/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " We listened to this as we were traveling. It was okay but it did entice me to read another book by these authors. "

    - Barb, 8/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " sorely disappointing. shallow main character. the plot was conventional. after agent Pendergast, this is very disappointing. "

    - Michele, 8/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " higly unlikely but good entertainmant "

    - Roland, 1/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am, yet again, impressed with Mr. Preston and Mr. Child. I thoroughly enjoyed the character of Gideon Crew. This was a nice change from the Pendergast novels. I look forward to the next Crew novel. "

    - Rick, 12/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really enjoyed this book. Have read otghers byh Preston & Child and all were very good. Will have to check to see if they write more with the main character as I would like to read more. Good action and kept my interest. "

    - Sue, 9/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " New series by the authors of the Pendergast books - nice solid start, lots of breezy action and adventure, I will definitely read the next one. "

    - Melanie, 8/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked it but I liked the Pedergast novels better. It was exciting and had interesting characters like the Nodding Crane. Gideon is no Aloysius but he is just as good with disguises. I plan on reading more of the Gideon series and maybe I'll change my mind. "

    - Patricia, 4/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Maybe the authors need to work through a few more adventures to really flesh out the main character. I felt like a lot of the story was just summarizing what was happening rather than getting to some action. "

    - Karenzielinski, 10/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Disappointing. If I hadn't enjoyed so many other Preston/Child novels I wouldn't have gone past the first 100 pages of this one. The characters are flat, the action is far from thrilling and the conclusion is unsatisfying. I won't be continuing with this series. "

    - John, 6/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as engaging as a Pendergast novel - but I do like the new character Gideon Crew and can definitely see some good potential there. And it's a better book than anything either of them have written solo. "

    - Craig, 6/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " So far, so good.I really enjoyed Gideon Crew and the ending set up the next book without missing a paragraph. I'll be waiting. "

    - Martha, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I don't remember what happened in the end. "

    - Laura, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good read, but the "Joe vs the Volcano plot device is a bit silly. "

    - Kevin, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Preston/Child are very good writers of suspense. This book indtroducing Gideon Crew is good. I found it lacked the punch of the Pendergast but that doesn't stop me from wanting to see what new adventures await Gideon. "

    - Mary, 5/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I found this book not up to their usual writing - however, to be fair, I love their Agent Pendergast series! I have also enjoyed their earlier books like Relic and Reliquary. I am looking forward to their latest book! "

    - Karen, 5/4/2011

About the Author

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

About the Narrator

John Glover, most famous for his roles as villainous characters on television and in films, has performed many times on stage, winning a Tony Award for his role in Love! Valour! Compassion! He also appeared in the film version.