|Author||Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child|
|Genre||Thriller, Science fiction|
|Publisher||Grand Central Publishing|
|February 22, 2011|
|Media type||Print, e-book, audiobook|
|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 by Grand Central Publishing. The book is the first installment in the Gideon Crew series. The novel was optioned by Bay Films and will be produced by Michael Bay.
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.
- "Gideon's Sword Hardcover". amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
- "Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew #1) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child". goodreads.com. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
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