Gideon's Sword - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Gideon's Sword

By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  • Release Date: 2011-02-22
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 340 Ratings)


Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thief

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 . . .


  • Gideon's Sword

    By Brian Eugene Patton
    Good Book😎
  • Epic.

    By Daveo2482
    It's really good! I started reading and couldn't put it down.
  • Gideons Sword

    By LindaMayMaynot
    I did love this book, looking forward to finally finish the Complete story soon!
  • Gideon sword

    By Usau
    Did not receive the free book with download
  • I thought it was a fun read

    By SonOfALink
    I understand but don't agree with the criticism for this book. Is it a pretty much action packed book that goes from action scene to action scene? Sure. But that is the story. And, I must point out, Relic and Reliquary were similar. Yeah the opening was lengthy, but they have big plans for Gideon so I understand why they did that. And yes, I was jarred by the quick ending but only because I forgot about the free book attached and thought there was much more to the story coming. But that isn't a fault in the story. The only disappointment I felt was reading that Michael Bay has the movie rights? Was that a joke? I hope so!
  • Not their best

    By Jwb7
    I have read all of their work. I bought this without even reading the sample. I will not do that again. Slowest plot development and too much extraneous info.
  • Explosive read

    By lima1600
    This is an excellent departure from the Pendergast novels, loaded with action and having such a fun and fearless new main character. Pendergast still rules the roost for me, but I'm eagerly waiting more in this series. I can't wait for the movie too, I can see Brad Pitt as Gideon.
  • Terrible

    By charlescfry
    This book is terrible. It reads like a comic book. It is also VERY short - a bad deal in many ways.
  • So where's the Bonus Book?

    By Vallario1938
    I purchased this book weeks ago and still haven't received Brad Meltzer's bonus book...nor has there been any explanation from the Apple store.
  • Great as usual

    By Lakrett
    Another great book. As always a cover to cover, can't put it down, read. Thanks guys I will be waiting for your next creation.