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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User Review  - chatelaine1 -

Gideon's Corpse is good, but it lacks the charm of Preston and Child's other characters. I am having a tough time really caring about Gideon. However, that being said, these are two dynamite writers and they cannot write a bad book. worth the time and effort to read. ... Read full review

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

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Amazing follow up to Preston/Child's "Gideon's Sword". The pace of this novel is fast and styling is P/C at their best. They do character buildup better than most. I loved the verbal foreplay between ... 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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