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Gideon's Corpse is a thriller novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The book was released on January 10, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. The book centers around Gideon Crew and is a sequel to Gideon's Sword

Gideon's Corpse is a thriller novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The book centers around Gideon Crew and is a sequel to Gideon's Sword. The plot focuses on a nuclear scare, the federal reaction, and Gideon's attempts to unravel the mystery. The book begins immediately after the conclusion of Gideon's Sword.

Book 2 of 4 in the Gideon Crew Series. The biggest problem I had with it is how little the events that are unfolding (a threatened nuclear strike in a major US city, the decimation of the stock market, mass panic and exodus from major cities, et. seem to affect the world of the novel.

Gideon Crew, a former professional thief, P. Shelve Gideon's Corpse. scientist at Los Alamos, New Mexico, with only a few years to live, recruited by a super-secret organization: Book 1. Gideon's Sword. Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy. ore.

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Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Gideon's Corpse To Barbara Peters Acknowledgments The authors thank Patrick Allocco, Douglas Child, Douglas Webb, and Jon Couch for their invaluable assistance with certain details of this book. 1 Gideon Crew stood at the window of the conference room, looking out over the former Meatpacking District of Manhattan. Читать онлайн Gideon's Corpse.

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And GIDEON'S CORPSE is a thriller that ranks high among their many co-authored offerings to date. The Writing Is Fast-Paced and Cinematic. This Gideon Crew series are fast moving and entertaining. I am looking forward to the next one and will definitely be reading it.

Gideon's Corpse is the second book in the Gideon Crew series. It was published on January 10, 2012 as the seventeenth full-length Preston-Child collaboration. 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.

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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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Gaiauaco
First, let's cut right to the chase - GIDEON'S CORPSE is better than GIDEON'S SWORD. The plot is better, the characterizations are better, and the writing is better. The story begins exactly where SWORD left off - Gideon is asked by the mysterious Glinn from Effective Engineering Solutions (EES) to intercede in a hostage situation involving a colleague of his, Reed Chalker, who is holding a family hostage in his NYC apartment. The scene is eerily similar to Gideon's father's tragic death decades earlier - is Chalker really a crazy kidnapper, or is what he claims (that he himself has been kidnapped and experiment on by government agents) actually true? Gideon's father was an innocent man scapegoated by the feds. What about Chalker? It becomes quickly apparent that Chalker has come in contact with radioactive isotopes - someone has assembled a nuclear weapon. Is Chalker an Islamic extremist bent on detonating a nuclear bomb in New York? Is Washington the real target? Who's behind the terrorist threat? Can Gideon Crew find the answers in time to stop an American tragedy?

I liked Gideon's character more in this book than I did in the last one. We learn more about his past as an art thief, which helps explain his masterful skill at disguise and voice alteration. Also, his relationship with a new FBI partner, Stone Fordyce, helps flesh out his personality a bit. I liked the way they worked together - Fordyce's by-the-book dryness contrasts well with Gideon's rebelliousness. On a less positive note, the "wiseass" thing is still a bit annoying to me - Gideon seems to make wisecracks at all the wrong moments, and they're never particularly witty. There's also a romantic element to the novel that stretches credibility a bit too much - it's rather amusing how the authors manage to get their characters naked at the most inopportune of times (the romance is actually the weakest part of the novel - never once did I believe it). And Mr. Preston and Mr. Child, please come up with another trademark expression for Gideon - the "sink me" thing just doesn't fly.

Ultimately, GIDEON'S CORPSE will work for you if you can suspend disbelief enough to buy into the story, which is a conspiracy theorist's dream. The biggest problem I had with it is how little the events that are unfolding (a threatened nuclear strike in a major US city, the decimation of the stock market, mass panic and exodus from major cities, etc.) seem to affect the world of the novel. We hear some of what's happening through a radio report Gideon hears during a cross-country road trip, but none of it ever seems real. Stores are still open, gas stations are still selling gas, everyone's still going to work - it all seems too much like business as usual. Just think how things were in the aftermath of 9/11 - I don't get that at all in this novel, and that's a shame. Beyond that, you have to accept the many, many coincidences that help Gideon (who has no training in espionage at all) do what the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA can't - save the world from certain disaster. No one else can do it, but Gideon Crew can. If you look at it as a fantasy story, it works better.

Overall, I enjoyed the novel enough to consider reading the next one. It's all very "Mission Impossible," I guess - an episodic story that would make a good TV series. The ending of GIDEON'S CORPSE takes a direction I had not anticipated, which is a plus (although it's not something that can withstand too much thought - none of it makes much sense). GIDEON'S CORPSE is not up there with any of Preston & Child's masterpieces, but it's a serviceable read for a cold winter afternoon.
Androrim
I love the writing of Preston and Child (have actually just reread - with great enjoyment and relish - their entire Pendergast series of books) and was very glad to make the acquaintance of their newest character, Gideon Crew.

This is the second in what may prove, hopefully, to be a long series of books about this character. Given that Mr. Crew has a terminal medical condition, his continued presence is questionable.

There have been lots of reviews by Child and Preston lovers which detail the plot and why they love or hate this new character. Let me say that Pendergast and his cast of friends is a hard, hard act to follow. Every now and then a character is born that offers something to almost everyone, and Pendergast (in my opinion) has become that character. As we finish one book we want to start the next (would it be bad to lock the authors up - taking good care of them of course - and forcing them to write a dozen Pendergast books a year?) and we measure all the author(s) books by those we love. So Gideon Crew had a steep uphill climb to compete with his "older brother" Aloysius.

That said, I didn't find either Gideon's Sword (first book) or Gideon's Corpse to be riddled with errors as others have claimed. Maybe I just didn't notice because I found the action fast paced enough to divert my attention. Is he larger than life? A superspy superhero? Maybe just a bit. Mostly I find him to be an ordinary guy placed in extraordinary circumstances and doing darn well, just as we all would hope we would do.

So I say, Good Job, Messrs. Child and Preston. Write on! and on! and on!
from earth
Preston and Child have written many books together; most of them feature an enigmatic FBI agent named Pendergast who has developed a loyal following. About a year ago, they began a new series, featuring a man named Gideon. Although the types of peculiar adventures are similar to their other books, the main premise of the Gideon books is that there's a clock ticking: the hero has a rare genetic disorder that may kill him very soon. This puts him in the interesting position of being fearless, since he has nothing to lose. In the last book, Gideon swore off any further adventures, but in "Gideon's Corpse", he is manipulated back into the action when a former colleague takes a family hostage. The action moves from NYC to the deserts out west, and he encounters what could be the love of his life. But I found the story less engrossing than any of the Pendergast books, even though some characters from other novels by Preston and Child make supporting appearances. In fact, I started the book, put it down, and only got around to finishing it a few months later. That is not a good sign. I will, however, read the next book in the series. It could be that the authors haven't found their footing with this one yet. If you haven't read any books by Preston and Child, I'd recommend their first collaboration, "Relic". If you would like to try "Gideon's Corpse", I'd recommend starting with "Gideon's Sword", the first book in the series, because it gives you the complete back story of the protagonist.
Joony
Gideon Crew has a brain condition which at some time in the near future is highly likely to kill him. He's spent his life in pursuit of the General who set his father up as a traitor and had him killed. He's been an art thief and got a college degree and worked at Los Alamos on weapons. He's reasonably fit, knows his way around weapons, your man's man. Would rather be fishing. Anyway he's hired by Eli Glin, Ice Limit and some of the Pendergast books, as a sort of free lance trouble shooter to help save the world. Involves nuclear weapons, biological weapons and mass murder just the tip of the iceberg. Moves along is reasonably fast paced. Where Lieutenant Vincent D'Augusta is the foil in the Pendergast books this book has an FBI agent named Stone. Unfortunately Stone is killed and we won't see him again. This character has some potential and the book while not a major work is passable enough. Regards, Cliffc
Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew series) download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Douglas Preston
ISBN: 1455504173
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Large Print edition (January 10, 2012)
Pages: 512 pages