Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew series)

By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

Introducing Gideon team: trickster, prodigy, grasp thief

GIDEON'S SWORD

At twelve, Gideon staff witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.

At twenty-four, summoned to his death mother's bedside, Gideon realized the reality: His father used to be framed and intentionally slaughtered. along with her final breath, she begged her son to avenge him.

Now, with a brand new goal in his existence, Gideon crafts a one-time challenge of vengeance, geared toward the culprit of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, mind-blowing, and successful.

But from the shadows, an individual is looking at. an important somebody, who's inspired by way of Gideon's particular talents. a person who has desire of simply the sort of renegade.

For Gideon, this operation will be in basic terms the start . . .

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After which all of a sudden—for the second one time that day—he had the certain impact he used to be being undefined. He seemed round. It was once nearly darkish, and he was once in the midst of the park. “Hello? somebody domestic? ” requested O’Brien. Gideon learned he hadn’t hung up. “Yeah. pay attention, I’ve acquired to move. See you the next day to come. ” “Not earlier than midday. ” He closed the telephone and glued it in his pocket. conserving a brisk stride, he headed west previous the tennis courts, nonetheless retaining to the strolling direction. What made him believe he used to be being this time? He hadn’t heard or noticeable something… or had he? some time past, he’d discovered to belief his instincts—and they’d kept his ass back simply that morning. He learned that, by means of following the walking direction, he used to be making it effortless for his follower—if there has been one. larger flip again to the north, get off the trails, and minimize in the course of the forest round the courts. The pursuer must remain nearer. after which Gideon might work out the way to double round and are available up at the back of. He bring to a halt the trail and entered the woods lower than the courts. there have been useless leaves underfoot that rustled as he walked. He endured for a second, then stopped all at once, pretending to have dropped something—and heard the crunch of leaves in the back of him stop suddenly in addition. Now he knew he was once being undefined, and his stupidity started to sunrise on him. He didn’t have a weapon, he used to be in the midst of the empty park—how had he allowed this to ensue? He’d been disenchanted approximately Orchid, who’d grew to become out to have emotions as smooth as a rattling teenager’s. He’d been caring approximately Glinn and his scientific folder. And for this reason he’d allow down his shield. He began up back, strolling speedy. He couldn’t allow them to be aware of that he knew. yet he needed to get out of the park once attainable, get between humans. He swung round the tennis courts and took a pointy left, walked alongside the courtroom fence after which, in a hairy sector, in brief reversed path and made a fast ninety-degree dogleg, angling again towards the reservoir. that might, he was hoping, confuse the bastard. “Move and you’re dead,” spoke a voice from the darkness, and a determine with a gun stepped out in entrance of him. 28 Gideon halted, tensed to spring, yet held his flooring. It were a woman’s voice. “Don’t be silly. increase your fingers. Slowly. ” Gideon raised his fingers, and the determine took one other leap forward. She had a Glock knowledgeable on him with either fingers, and he may well see from her stance that she was once completely informed in its use. slim, athletic, her mahogany hair was once pulled again in a heavy, unfastened ponytail, and he or she wore a gloomy leather-based jacket over a crisp white shirt and blue slacks. “Put your palms opposed to that tree and lean out, legs aside. ” Jesus, notion Gideon. He did as he was once instructed and the girl hooked one foot within his and patted him down. She stepped again. “Turn round, protecting your arms raised. ” He complied. “Name is Mindy Jackson, principal Intelligence organisation. I’d exhibit you my identification yet my arms are complete in the meanwhile. ” “Right,” stated Gideon. “Now, glance, Ms. Jackson—” “Shut up. I’ll do the conversing.

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