Gideon's Sword

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Gideon's Sword
Gideon's Sword (Preston and Child) book cover.jpg
Author Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Country United States
Language English
Genre Thriller, Science fiction
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Publication date
2011
Media type Hardcover
Pages 342
ISBN 978-0-446-56432-8
Preceded by Fever Dream
Followed by Gideon's Corpse

Gideon's Sword is a novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It was released on February 22, 2011.

It was optioned by Bay Films and will be produced by Michael Bay.

Plot summary[edit]

The story introduces Gideon Crew, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory who is also a former art thief/master-of-disguise. He learns from his mother that his mathematician father—who had developed a flawed encryption—had actually warned his boss about the flaws, only to be murdered. Gideon exacts revenge from his father's murderer. As a result of this, he is recruited to be a freelance operative by an ultra-private security/engineering firm working for the Department of Homeland Security. His mission: to trace and retrieve plans for a mysterious super-weapon being brought to the United States of America by a Chinese scientist before the Chinese can recover them.