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Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew Series #1)

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22 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

Good read!

Preston and Child, co-authors of the Agent Pendergast series, have introduced a new character, Gideon Crew. Twelve year old Gideon witnessed the violent death of his father, framed for a crime he didn't commit. Years later, he makes a deathbed promise to his mother to...
Preston and Child, co-authors of the Agent Pendergast series, have introduced a new character, Gideon Crew. Twelve year old Gideon witnessed the violent death of his father, framed for a crime he didn't commit. Years later, he makes a deathbed promise to his mother to track down General Tucker, the government official responsible, and avenge his father's death.

Crew's background as a professional thief, together with his handling of Tucker, bring him to the attention of a covert government agency. They want to hire him to intercept Mark Wu, a Chinese scientist en route to the U.S., and steal his plans for a new weapon that will supposedly change the world. But Crew is not the only one chasing Wu and at every turn Crew is battling with people trying to not only stop him from obtaining the plans but also to kill him.

Crew's series might be rather short lived if the prognosis presented in GIDEON'S SWORD is correct, which would be a shame. Preston and Child have created a very likable character and it would be nice to have him around for a while. He was already embarking on a new caper as the book ended and I'm looking forward to the next Gideon Crew novel!

Lynn Kimmerle

posted by Lynie on November 2, 2010

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15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

What a Disappointment

At the conclusion of the novel there is a section entitled, A Conversation with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. There is a comment in that section in which the authors state, "We have a mortal fear of boring our readers". Well this novel totally bored me to the point...
At the conclusion of the novel there is a section entitled, A Conversation with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. There is a comment in that section in which the authors state, "We have a mortal fear of boring our readers". Well this novel totally bored me to the point that I have no interest in reading any further adventures of Gideon Crew. What ever happened to the likes of Relic, The Ice Limit and the trilogy? Come on guys, return to your basic style. Your talent is wasted on Gideon. Surely you can do better. Gideons Sword is nothing more than a poor man's action flick with no substance. I was expecting an outstanding meal and not one that would result in indigestion.

posted by Gaz on February 28, 2011

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    What a Disappointment

    At the conclusion of the novel there is a section entitled, A Conversation with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. There is a comment in that section in which the authors state, "We have a mortal fear of boring our readers". Well this novel totally bored me to the point that I have no interest in reading any further adventures of Gideon Crew. What ever happened to the likes of Relic, The Ice Limit and the trilogy? Come on guys, return to your basic style. Your talent is wasted on Gideon. Surely you can do better. Gideons Sword is nothing more than a poor man's action flick with no substance. I was expecting an outstanding meal and not one that would result in indigestion.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    Two Thumbs Down

    So I read the new Childs and Preston Book, (I read everything from these guy, both as a team and individually), and am very, very, VERY disappointed. It ended abruptly, was totally unrealistic and not even entertaining. I think these guys just churned out this book for the money. A mustNOT read. Not even used.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    Better run, run, away!

    This is the worst P&C book I've read. The characters are paper-thin, the dialogue silly and the story line is just weak. Gideon's "cons" are not believable and are offensive. I was rooting for the bad guy! The whole story was just not at all believable. It almost seemed like this was written by a rookie writer under the established reputation of P&C.
    I won't waste money on another Gideon story. I frankly could not care less as to his future adventures.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Terrible

    this book is awful, what happened to the intelligent writing from P&C. It looks like one of my midddle school students would write

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Don't Waste your Time! Totally Disappointed!

    I used to be hughes fan of Preston & Child. What a waste of time reading this book. They are really getting sloppy in their writing.
    Story line and the main character (Gideon Crew) is not solid at all.
    Don't waste your money and time buying this book. If you must, borror from local library. This book is not worth reading what so ever.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    Very Disappointing

    Strains credibility. The days of Relic and reliquary are long over. Sad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 9, 2011

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