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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I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to the next in the series. I know it's not Pendergast, but this character is complex and interesting in his own way. I thinks it's way better than White Fire, so there you go.
Like so many other readers, I am a huge fan of these guys and was shocked as in mega-disappointed by this story. In fact, it was so painfully bad, I stopped half-way through to euthanize the negativity. The story is lame and oh-so predictable, the writing is equivalent to that of a bad high school student and the reader is one of the worst I have ever suffered through - which is probably part of my strong distaste for this audiobook. Scott Brick - fabulous - this guy - please don't use him for another one of your stories - straight to the literary cemetery.
His voice, reading style, his personality - all awfully distracting (from a lousy story, anyway)
Nada, bupkis, nope - really BAD!
Save your mulla - there is so much better stuff out there.
I LOVED the Pendergast series & I was disappointed that it was wrapping up but I am hoping that Gideon Crew will be able to fill the void! So far so good.
A more interesting reveal of the plot, more twists.
some of the voices had an off tone to my ear.
the two guys eating diner scene. It was like on the verge of bromance.
I like almost all of Preston and Child's other books. This one was a dud.
I’ve always enjoyed books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, this wasn’t the best but worth the listen.
I didn’t care for the narrator, especially when he read the female part.
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
Very interesting plot
Liked the first one
Great story teller
No chance of that but as soon as I was able I got back on it
Please finish the next one we are waiting but hurry!!!
This is another Preston Child wonder
The hell with sleeping
I liked John Glover of the first book much better. but this guy is OK
The ending was non predictable which is nice with thrillers because so many of them are.
Long commutes need something to remove the boredom! Love history, mysteries/thrillers, scifi and bios, but read a little bit of everything.
This book picks up where the last one left off and, in general, follows the same general story flow. Gideon is called to investigate and help resolve an impossible situation and he does it his own way, get's implicated as an accomplice during the process, convinces someone that he is right and then solves the problem. Great story flow, good characters and you are never quite sure what is going to happen next, who the bad guys really are (until you get near the end) and why they did what they did. Expect another one in this series, but I'm happy to keep reading/listening. Great book (and the narrator is good too).
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