By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Introducing Gideon staff: trickster, prodigy, grasp thief
At twelve, Gideon staff witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.
At twenty-four, summoned to his demise mother's bedside, Gideon discovered 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 objective in his lifestyles, Gideon crafts a one-time undertaking of vengeance, geared toward the culprit of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, wonderful, and successful.
But from the shadows, somebody is observing. an important a person, who's inspired through Gideon's precise talents. an individual who has desire of simply one of these renegade.
For Gideon, this operation can be basically the beginning...
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Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew, Book 1) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child