After witnessing the murder of his scientist father, young
Gideon Crew swore to one day avenge his death. It takes
awhile, but eventually Gideon has the satisfaction of
evening the score. His meticulous process of revenge and
its outcome draw the attention of a clandestine government
agency that's been monitoring Gideon's life for some time.
They know Gideon is highly intelligent, working as a
scientist at the Los Alamos facility. But after seeing his
unique expertise at getting rid of his nemesis, they know
he's the perfect person for their latest undercover
operation. Short of cash, Gideon cannot refuse their
generous offer for what seems like an easy job. But nothing
is ever as easy as it seems, no matter the circumstances.
As one misstep leads to another, Gideon finds himself
questioning his every move and everyone he encounters. What
transpires along the way is as much a surprise to him as it
is to readers of this swift espionage adventure.
This first book in a new series featuring the rather
uncommon investigator Gideon Crew is sure to please readers
of Preston and Child's previous bestsellers. Crew's
unorthodox, and sometimes awkward, methods of detecting
reinforce the fact that he's not your usual breed of
investigator. The action is non-stop with lots of
surprising and exciting occurrences along the way.