Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Book Review: Gideon's Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Gideon's Sword is the first book in a new series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Book Description:

At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.

At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him.

Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.

But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade.

For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning . . .

I'm a fan of Preston and Child.  For years I have enjoyed their Pendergast series with Relic being one of my favorite all time reads.  I was excited to have the chance to read the debut of their new Gideon Crew series - Gideon's Sword.

I was hooked from page 2.  Gideon's Sword had a fantastic start with the story of Gideon's father.  Unfortunately the exciting first chapter turned out to be background information.  While the rest of Gideon's Sword did not disappoint, I was left longing for the full story of his father Melvin Crew.

Thankfully, Gideon has his own story to tell.  I do have some unanswered questions - several things seemed too easy for Crew to pull off - but I'm hoping we will learn more about Crew and his past as the series moves forward.

Gideon's Sword is fast paced and full of action.  If you haven't read Preston and Child yet, I highly recommend you check them out by either starting this Gideon Crew series or starting on their Pendergast series.  Either way, I think you'll come back around to this one.

Are you a Preston/Child fan?  I have a few Pendergast books I still need to catch up on.  I've loved every one that I've read.

Review copy provided by publisher


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1 comment:

  1. Relic is one of my all time favorites. I remember reading it for the first time and just loving it.

    The last decade I haven't read much of P and C. Still, maybe when this hits pb I'll pick it up.

    Nice review :)


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