Crew Series, No 1
Read by John Glover
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
November 1, 2011 / ISBN: 1611136911
Thriller / Adventure / Audiobook / CDs
by Reviewed by Jo Rogers
Preston and Child, favorites of mine, return with
a new story, a new hero, and what appears to be a new series. Though
the story was harder to get into, it soon intrigued me. I'm not
sure whether the difficulty getting engrossed stemmed from the disappointment
that Special Agent Pendergast wasn't involved or the nature of the
story, but I suspect it was largely the former.
The story begins when Gideon Crew was a child. His
mother was driving him home from tennis lessons when they were pulled
over by the police. She was told to follow them to her husband's
office building in Washington, D. C. There, she talked her husband
into letting the hostage go and coming out of the building, after
he was promised he would not be harmed and there would be an investigation
into an incident where twenty-nine people died. As he stood in the
doorway, a shot rang out and Melvin Crew dropped to the ground.
As the police led Gideon away, he saw his dad's feet move and knew
he still lived.
The story then takes up after Gideon is grown. Before
his mother died, she told him what really happened with his father,
how he had been made a scapegoat, his name ruined, to cover up someone
else's mistake. Gideon vowed to kill the man.
lacks the smoothness the Pendergast novels have, but Gideon Crew
lacks the genteel elegance of Pendergast. Gideon Crew is not the
suave gentleman of the south, he has had a rougher life than the
wealthy Pendergast, but he is equally resourceful, determined, and
impossible to kill. He will grow on you if you let him. So, listen
to Gideon's Swordand give him that chance.