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This first novel in Aaron Elkins' Gideon Oliver series reads like a even less enjoyable version of the Bill Murray atrocity The Man . If your thinking about reading a Gideon Oliver book for the first time, choose any book but this.

This first novel in Aaron Elkins' Gideon Oliver series reads like a even less enjoyable version of the Bill Murray atrocity The Man Who Knew too Little. I read a number of the other Gideon Oliver books before reading this one, and I loved them all. The only people who should read this novel are those who want to be able to say they've read the whole series.

Fellowship of Fear was Aaron Elkins' first Gideon Oliver book published in 1982, way before the current CSI and bones crop of forensic crime fiction came out. It's different from the other Gideon books, and it made me laugh - Gideon's a physical anthropologist sure, but. Aaron Elkins. Aaron Elkins will be in Southern Oregon for Ashland Mystery on August 13, 2010 at 6pm, Bookwagon. For more information visit Books And Old Lace.

Fellowship of Fear is the 1st book in the Gideon Oliver Mysteries, but you may enjoy . When anthropology professor Gideon Oliver is offered a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Germany, Sicily, Spain, and Holland, he wastes no time accepting.

When anthropology professor Gideon Oliver is offered a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Germany, Sicily, Spain, and Holland, he wastes no time accepting. Stimulating courses to teach, a decent stipend, all expenses paid, plenty of interesting European travel. What’s not to like? It does not take him long to find out. On his first night, he is forced to fend off two desperate, blackclad men who have invaded his Heidelberg hotel room with intent to kill.

When anthropology professor Gideon Oliver is offered a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Germany, Sicily, Spain, and Holland, he wastes no time accepting

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When anthropology professor Gideon Oliver is offered a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Germany . Thriller & Crime Espionage Fiction. Stimulating courses to teach, a decent stipend, all expenses paid, plenty of interesting European trave. hat’s not to like? It does not take him long to find out. On his first night, he is forced to fend off two desperate, black‑clad men who have invaded his Heidelberg hotel room with intent to kill.

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A Gideon Oliver Mystery, Book 18. By: Aaron Elkins. Narrated by: Jeff Cummings. When anthropology professor Gideon Oliver is offered a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Germany, Sicily, Spain, and Holland, he wastes no time accepting

A Gideon Oliver Mystery, Book 18.

Gideon had told her the entire story, from the first solicitation by NSD to Monkes’s death and the theft of the radio.

Until Gideon Oliver was separated from the vital, deadly information he carried, his life was worth nothing. And the closer Operation Philidor’s deadline came, the more danger he would be in. NINETEEN. Gideon had told her the entire story, from the first solicitation by NSD to Monkes’s death and the theft of the radio. Afterwards, although they had made love earlier, they did so again, with a fierce, almost desperate tenderness on Janet’s part. At one point during their lovemaking, she had sobbed- a single, gasping sob, like a man’s-and said with anguish

The first novel featuring Gideon Oliver, "The Skeleton Detective."


Comments: (7)

terostr
This first novel in Aaron Elkins' Gideon Oliver series reads like a even less enjoyable version of the Bill Murray atrocity The Man Who Knew too Little. I read a number of the other Gideon Oliver books before reading this one, and I loved them all. The only people who should read this novel are those who want to be able to say they've read the whole series. If your thinking about reading a Gideon Oliver book for the first time, choose any book but this.
Gold as Heart
How far can a writer push the bounds of credibility in a thriller? If we look at the work of authors whose protagonists resemble superheroes more than real people — Ian Fleming, for example, or Daniel Silva, to cite a contemporary example — we realize that we’ve left the realm of reality. Nobody could seriously pretend that James Bond or Gabriel Allon is a real person. But in more conventional crime and espionage novels, featuring protagonists with obvious human failings, we expect a lot more respect for the real world. At least, I do! Certainly, I was anticipating that when I turned to Fellowship of Fear, the inaugural volume in Aaron Elkins’ series featuring academic anthropologist Gideon Oliver. I didn’t find it.

A likely story!

Elkins’ hero, Gideon Oliver, is a reasonably believable character. He certainly has his faults, even if he displays an unnatural skill at martial arts and a prodigious memory; after all, those are attributes I’ve actually observed among people I’ve known. The problem in Fellowship of Fear lies in the plot. The tale Elkins weaves is what my grandmother would have called “a likely story!,” meaning, of course, that it’s anything but.

A physical anthropologist to the rescue?

Professor Oliver is fresh from a faculty position at what appears to be a prestigious university in Northern California when he arrives in Germany for a guest gig teaching at American military bases in Europe. There, he quickly finds himself caught up in what is frequently alluded to — but never fully described — as a mysterious Soviet plot. (The book was published in 1982, when the USSR was still alive and kicking.) Somehow, Soviet agents are obtaining and smuggling sensitive information about U.S. military capabilities from American bases across the continent, which, once they have the last bits of information in hand, will lead in some unstated fashion to . . . something horrible. Really, really horrible. We can only imagine what catastrophe will befall the hapless Americans if U.S. intelligence doesn’t prevent those last bits of information to fall into Russian hands! As I said, “a likely story!”

About the author

Aaron Elkins has written seventeen novels in the Gideon Oliver series as well as fifteen other mysteries and thrillers. Old Bones, the fourth book in the Gideon Oliver series, won the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel. Despite my misgivings, I’ll read the book in hopes it’s enough better than Fellowship of Fear to be worthy of that award.
Mot
I thought the characters and dialogue were boring. There was some crude sex dialogue, a few f-bombs and some profanity for those that might be interested. I read 50% of the book, then skimmed to the end. I never do that, but this book was just not worth spending any more time on.
Lightwind
This is a good story with a lot of action and an incredible mystery. Professes Gideon is bounced around various military bases all overseas. There is a spy stealing info to give to enemies and Gideon is recruited to look out for the person responsible. What he doesn’t realize is that in taking the position, everyone is out to kill him and almost succeed a couple times. Professor Gideon is a great character and the plot fascinating and engrossing.
Rayli
The series that has resulted from this first book has been a real pleasure to follow. The 'Skeleton Detective' proves to be a great concept for the main character, who in subsequent books travels the world to solve murders. Elkins books are right in the pocket for me in terms of tone. I get bored with 'cozies', but dislike books with a lot of gore. So this series offers interesting plots with characters whose relationships become more complex as the stories go on. It's a compelling series and this is the place to start.
Quttaro
this was ellkins first or third, forget which, but if you like his writing you will like this. he throws just enough into a story to keep you interested and into the story and that's what is wanted.
Ranicengi
Loved the book. Kept me intrigued. Didn’t necessarily follow the scientific stuff but took it at face value. Very interesting analyses. Good story line. Going on to read the next in this series. Have read other Elkin books and enjoyed them all.
I've got three of these Dr. Gideon Oliver books on the Kindle, and enjoyed them all. Two of them, including this one, have only minor typos in a couple of places - run on paragraphs, a couple of words where the OCR didn't pick the words apart properly, etc. So from the "reading on a Kindle" standpoint, I'd say just one pinch short of excellent.

I had read other books in the Oliver series before finding this one, so it was a bit of a surprise to find it more of a "spy thriller" than anything else. And in one sense I found the ineptitude of the KGB and the CIA a bit ridiculous...but then, you know, I got to thinking.... considering how inept the ATA is at their very important job - and how they're *continued* to be allowed to be inept ....I got to thinking that Elkins portrayal of this ineptitude wasn't so much ridiculous as all too probable.

An enjoyable book.
Fellowship of Fear (A Gideon Oliver Mystery) download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Aaron Elkins
ISBN: 0425203115
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (April 5, 2005)