Gideon's Corpse

Gideon's Corpse

By Douglas J. Preston; Lincoln Child

Vision, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780446564380, 480pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

Description

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
Douglas Preston is the co-author with Lincoln Child of the celebrated Pendergast series of novels, including such best-selling titles as "Fever Dream", "The Book of the Dead", "The Wheel of Darkness", and "Relic", which became a number one box office hit movie. His solo novels include the "New York Times" bestsellers "Impact", "Blasphemy", "The Codex", and "Tyrannosaur Canyon". His most recent nonfiction book, "The Monster of Florence", is being made into a film starring George Clooney. Preston is an expert long-distance horseman, a member of the elite Long Riders Guild, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has travelled to remote parts of the world as an archaeological correspondent for "The New Yorker". He also worked as an editor and writer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. Preston is the Co-president of International Thriller Writers, and serves on the Governing Council of the Authors Guild.

Lincoln Child is the author of "Utopia" and "Death Match, " as well as a number of "New York Times" bestselling thrillers with Douglas Preston. He lives with his wife and daughter in Morristown, New Jersey.


Praise For Gideon's Corpse

"The action zigzags like an out-of-control rocket toward a double-deceptive conclusion."—Kirkus Reviews

"Gideon, an engaging fellow from the get-go, lives up to his initial promise, demonstrating an intelligence and resourcefulness that should endear him to adventure fans."—Booklist

"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