Gideon’s Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
(Grand Central Publishing, $26.99, 342 pages, ISBN 978-0-446-56432-8)
Gideon’s Sword is another thrill ride from two of my favorite authors who introduce a brand new character named Gideon Crew in this one. The adventure starts on the first page and never lets up as Gideon fulfills his mothers dying wish to avenge his father’s murder, but that chore is only the beginning. Unknown observers have been watching . . . and offer Gideon a job he can’t refuse for a sum of money he can’t imagine. As the plot unfolds, it’s more and more difficult to distinguish the bad from the good , and you’ll be kept guessing to the last gasp. Preston and Child are a seasoned team with 15 combined best sellers and 18 individual ones as well. A personal favorite is The Ice Limit, about an expedition to Antarctica. But you’ll find plenty of mind-expanding action in any of their novels.