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Gideon's Corpse

by Douglas Preston

Grand Central Publishing | January 10, 2012 | Hardcover

Gideon's Corpse is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.
A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before.
Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.
Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 in

Published: January 10, 2012

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446564370

ISBN - 13: 9780446564373

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oak. Great book. I've read others by these writers and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was a very exciting book I am looking foreword to reading more
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Preston & Child are at the top of my list in the genre of suspense thrillers and crime mystery fictions. Gideon Crew is a superbly unique character that reminds me of fantasy writer Stephen R. Donaldson's main character Thomas Covenant when it comes down to reluctant heroes. Gideon, you see, is dying. He has been convinced by an organization and an equally interesting character who runs this organization that since Gideon has little to loose, that makes him the ideal investigator. Gideon is really not that big on that train of thought, but the pay is good and it's not likely he really has anything better to do than sit around and wait for the inevitable. Problem is, Gideon still is a soft touch and puts himself deeply into his investigations where there is intrigue, misleading evidence, people who are not what they seem to be, things that seem to be normal are not, and then poor Gideon is a romantic. This book and the previous one and like all books written by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child are highly sophisticated and sprinkled with devilish humor. There is no wasted paragraphs on useless details just to fill space, this is intelligent story telling not a tedious overture. You will want to turn the pages. You will be gravitated to the plot, the adventure, the intense drama of the mysteries as they unfold. This is the most refreshing style of story telling in the fictional genre of Mystery and Suspense. Five stars.
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved the book. a constant page turner. Hopefully Gideon doesn't die soon as I would love to read more with him.
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gideon corpse So good..... Love all the Gideon books
Date published: 2013-08-31

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Gideon's Corpse

Gideon's Corpse

by Douglas Preston

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 in

Published: January 10, 2012

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446564370

ISBN - 13: 9780446564373

About the Book

A top nuclear scientist turns homicidal, taking an innocent family hostage at gunpoint. Gideon Crew, a colleague of his at Los Alamos, is called in to talk the man down. But the standoff ends in an explosion of violence. When the authorities discover the scientist's body is intensely radioactive, and that he had recently embraced Islamic extremism, all hell breaks loose. Gideon finds himself charged with a desperate assignment to track down a rogue nuclear device... or something even worse.

From the Publisher

A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.
A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before.
Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.
Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.

About the Author

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child'sRelicandThe Cabinet of Curiositieswere chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, andRelicwas made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels includeFever Dream,Cold Vengeance,Two Graves, andGideon's Corpse. In addition to his novels, Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestsellerDeep Storm.

Editorial Reviews

"A rollicking tour-de-force. The eponymous Gideon Crew would be equally comfortable smack in a Ludlum tempest or striding onto the set of the Ocean's Eleven franchise. Preston and Child have crafted an electrifying, riveting thriller on which I could continue to heap praise, but instead I will just offer this: Read the book! And we can all look forward to the next appearance of Mr. Gideon Crew in the not-so-distant future."-David Baldacci on Gideon's Sword