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Join Gideon Crew in his second adventure in this high-octane new thriller series from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors.
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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Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly strangely entertaining note from the authors, at their website, www.PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly. --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
Gideon, an engaging fellow from the get-go, lives up to his initial promise, demonstrating an intelligence and resourcefulness that should endear him to adventure fans.--Booklist
The action zigzags like an out-of-control rocket toward a double-deceptive conclusion.--Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
- ASIN : B00713GKL2
- Publisher : Orion (19 January 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 1002 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 371 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 90,269 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I'll give them full credit for not resting on their laurels, and attempting to introduce new characters into their world.
However, it seems that the literary duo have hit something of a lull of late. Prendegast's exploits have seemed somehow lacking (never should have killed off a particular key character, but ballsy to do it. No one is safe!). Gideon Crew is a fairly generic character, with an attempt to make him more interesting by giving him a roguish charm and attitude as he rips off art galleries, a decent backstory, and a ticking timebomb in his head.
It's all perfectly adequately written. Excitement, adventure, twists and turns. From another author, it'd be a great story. But from two such skilled authors as these, it feels... weak. Perhaps I'm more disappointed in them because of high expectations, based on their previous works, but Crew just leaves me disappointed.
Don't expect vintage P&C, and you'll be fine.