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 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).
I've been a Preston and Child fan since I read my first Pendergast novel years ago, and I've liked nearly everything they've written, both individually and as a team, up until about three or four books ago. They've haven't been as good, but I thought this book was terrible.
You could guess the romantic entanglement a mile away, and when it happend it was awkward and not at all believeable. Also, it was extrememly easy to figure out who the antagonist was going to be. And the dialog? It sounded like they farmed it out to a sixth grader. People don't really talk like that, it felt forced and unnatural all throughout the book.
And if you're going to make computer hacking part of your story, you should probably do the tiniest bit of research. If they had, they would know that if you you can log into a unix system as the root user, you wouldn't have to crack any passwords on the system, you can just reset them to whatever you want. Also, there is no Microsoft Office for unix. Sure there are clones, but they specifically said Microsoft Office.
It feels to me like they've just gotten lazy. It didn't feel like they put any effort or imagination into this story at all. I didn't really like the first Gideon story, but I though maybe this one would be better. I was wrong.
I hope these guys get back on track with the next book, because I'm one more bad novel away from giving up on them.
The book had a lot of twists that worked there way togeather to play a great story. I listen in the car, and went around the block many times in order to finish a chapter.
yes , it keeps you listening even when you know you should be doing something else.
any of this teams other books
when they are escaping in the mountain
when he finds out hes going to die
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