Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gideon's Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

He witnessed his father's death while he was twelve...

Grand Central Publishing sent me an ARC of this book to review (thank you). The ARC's title is "Who Is Gideon Crew?"  The hardcover book being published is titled:  "Gideon's Sword."  It will be published in February and is a new series for these two authors.  They have never disappointed me yet, so it was nice to "taste" a new series.

Gideon finds out at age twenty-four that his father was framed for a crime he didn't commit.  His mother is dying now, and she makes him promise that he will avenge his father's death. 

Leaving his staid life behind, he embraces a new life as a private operative - and almost gets killed in his first meeting.  Every person he meets has layers to his/her personality and motives that don't show.  While he dances through this world of high power and scientists, he also finds out he has a personal problem to deal with.  It's a death sentence in his head.  But it also removes any inhibitions he may have had about his actions.

The plot is tangled, the action intense, and you can tell it's just a taste of what is to come.  I'm already looking forward to the next book in this series.  (There will be twelve, so we have lots of fun left.)

Be sure to add it to your TBR list and check with your local bookstore in February for a copy.  You won't put it down after you start reading it...

If you'd like my copy of this ARC (it has a different cover), please leave a comment here on the blog and then email me at info @ (remove spaces) with your name and ADDRESS and tell me why you'd like to read it.  I'll give it away in about a week.


Judith said...

I would love to read this book. It looked very interesting.

SusanB said...

Sounds like a great book. Will go on my TBR list.