Gideon's Corpse

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Grand Central Publishing, Jan 10, 2012 - Fiction - 512 pages
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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.

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Great plot with a few surprising twists. - Goodreads
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Review: Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew #2)

User Review  - Josephine - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book. The terrorist threat plot was interesting but what I really enjoyed was the way Gideon's character continues to be flushed out. We get to know what Gideon is thinking and what he ... Read full review

Review: Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew #2)

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

This is the second novel in P&C's Gideon Crew series. I'm a big fan of both authors and although I prefer the Pendergast novels, Gideon is growing on me. As in every P&C novel, there is no shortage of ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

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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