Gideon's Corpse : Gideon Crew

  • by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by David W. Collins
  • Series: Gideon Crew
  • 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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


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Who is Crew?

I've been a Preston & Child fan since Relic was first published. Needless to say I'm a huge Pendergast fan, but I also love all their stand-alone novels as well.

I was excited to see them try something new with Gideon Crew and I applaud their efforts, but Crew still feels a bit pale to me. I can't quite get a handle on who he is and what he's about.

Say the name of any other character in the Preston/Child pantheon - Bill Smithback, Nora Kelly, Palmer Lloyd & Sam McFarlane - Eli Glinn! - and I can describe them, their personalities and their motivations. This is hard to do with Crew. Who is he and what does he want?

This book doesn't really clear that up. At the start all Crew wants is to go fishing, and by the end of it he wants to spend the time he has left working for Glinn. Why?

Maybe this slow reveal of Crew is purposeful and part of whatever it is they're trying with this series. I don't think they've even described what Crew looks like with any memorable detail, at least none that I remember!

I'll keep reading for Glinn and Garza but Crew is still a mystery to me - in a frustrating way because there are other characters - like Preston's Wyman Ford and Abbey Straw - I'd like to read more about.
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- Cidney "Reader. Wannabe writer. That's a picture of me standing in line to see Stephen King!"

Gidieon's Introspection

This follow up book started rather slow, dragged at times but if you were a fan of the first book it is a must read.

These are two of my favorite authors, and with this new series they are trying to break the mold they have created for themselves. I shyed away from the first book because of all the negative reviews then I found out Gideon works for EES and that Eli Glinn is featured in this series and I downloaded without hesitation.

I admit I enjoyed the first book more because the story was more broken up, somthing this novel could have benefited from. Once the action got going I settled in and enjoyed it more. Quite a few thriller cliches but I suppose those are increasingly difficult to avoid. One element of this series I particularly enjoy is the use of social engineering. I look forword to more installments.

I really wish they had just when with Scott Brick from the get go but the two different narrators so far have been passable.
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- Zack

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio