The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel

Front Cover
Grand Central Publishing, Aug 5, 2014 - Fiction - 368 pages
175 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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Good story , great plot & unique twists ! - Goodreads
No character development. - Goodreads
Had a very dominant female character. - Goodreads
The cliché ending only added to my disappointment. - Goodreads
The plot is breakneck violent. - Kirkus
It is so slow and the plot was unbelievable. - Goodreads

Review: The Lost Island (Gideon Crew #3)

User Review  - Robert C. - Goodreads

Excellent book! Read full review

Review: The Lost Island (Gideon Crew #3)

User Review  - Katherine Thomas - Goodreads

A solid thriller but reminded me perhaps too much of Jurassic Park. Read full review

All 2 reviews »

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 White Fire, Two Graves, and Gideon's Corpse. Preston's acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence, is being made into a movie starring George Clooney. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm.
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly newsletter from the authors, at their website, The authors welcome visitors to their Facebook page, where they post regularly.

Bibliographic information