The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel

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Grand Central Publishing, Aug 5, 2014 - Fiction - 368 pages
359 Reviews
Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.

Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life.

Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.

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Good story , great plot & unique twists ! - Goodreads
No character development. - Goodreads
This book was SO good...expect for the ending. - Goodreads
The plot was so fantastical that it was almost silly. - Goodreads
I liked the pacing, nice and steady. - Goodreads
Had a very dominant female character. - Goodreads

Review: The Lost Island (Gideon Crew #3)

User Review  - Anita Sosinka - Goodreads

I need to make a mental note to myself to keep away from tandem written fiction. While in non-fiction co-authors bring in substantial value - knowledge, it just does not work with novels. Maybe there ... Read full review

Review: The Lost Island (Gideon Crew #3)

User Review  - Susan Mock - Goodreads

I just couldn't finish this book. It was awful, but I can't just give it one star because that is reserved for the worst book I even finished and this doesn't even come close to being that awful. The ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, Two Graves, and Gideon'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 bestseller Deep Storm.
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