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
©2012 Douglas Preston (P)2011 Hachette
With twinges of Ian Fleming, Sherlock Holmes, and a whiff of Odd Thomas, this series continues to hold my interest. Some of the plotting felt forced, as seems to be typical of these authors. But the prose is tight, and there's plenty of action.
I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.
Only if they had read the first book (or listened to in this case).
Yes, unlike a lot of authors out there, the plots and twists that Preston & Child put in were a surprise, and pleasant ones at that
The chainsaw fight
No, I was just entertained all the way through
I just finished this and am downloading the next book while writing this review. Can't wait.
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.
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