By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Introducing Gideon workforce: trickster, prodigy, grasp thief
At twelve, Gideon group witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.
At twenty-four, summoned to his death mother's bedside, Gideon realized the reality: His father was once framed and intentionally slaughtered. along with her final breath, she begged her son to avenge him.
Now, with a brand new goal in his existence, Gideon crafts a one-time undertaking of vengeance, geared toward the culprit of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, staggering, and successful.
But from the shadows, anyone is looking at. an important anyone, who's inspired through Gideon's targeted abilities. an individual who has want of simply this type of renegade.
For Gideon, this operation can be merely the start . . .
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Received a badge? ” “Of direction now not! ” Gideon acknowledged sharply. “We don’t hold identification once we paintings less than diplomatic conceal. ” the fellow placed down the passport. “Okay, what’s up? ” Gideon gave the guy an extended, antagonistic stare. “Captain Longbaugh? ” “That’s what the badge says. Now you greater inform me what’s in your brain, sir, simply because as one can find I’m beautiful busy. ” What he may well see was once that Longbaugh used to be used to facing petty bureaucrats and officers. He used to be going to be a tricky nut to crack. Gideon pulled a computer from his pocket, consulted it. “On June 7th, at twelve twenty-three AM, a Japan airways flight arrived with a passenger on board, Mark Wu. He was once as he left JFK, and his taxi used to be pressured off the road in Spanish Harlem. probably you examine that twist of fate. 8 humans have been killed, together with Mr. Wu. ” “I did. ” “We desire a reproduction of the protection tapes that captured his hobbies from the purpose of debarkation to the place he employed the taxi. ” Longbaugh stared at him. “I’ll have to see a few kind of forms in this. ” Gideon took a leap forward. “We’ve obtained an ongoing terrorist state of affairs right here and also you are looking to ‘see paperwork’? is that this the place we nonetheless are, after Sept. 11 and wars? ” “Sir, we've systems in place…” Gideon leaned in and screamed into Longbaugh’s face like a drill sergeant, hitting him with spittle. “Procedures? forms? whilst people’s lives are at stake? ” It used to be, he discovered, a high-risk/high-reward method. If it didn’t paintings, he used to be screwed. however it did. “No have to scream,” stated Longbaugh, leaning again, without warning and carefully intimidated. “I’m certain we will be able to paintings it out. ” “Then paintings it out! Now! ” the guy used to be sweating bullets, sincerely in a panic approximately making the inaccurate selection. Gideon unexpectedly took a miles softer, kinder tone. “Look, Captain, i do know you’re considering doing the perfect factor. I admire that. I’ll installed a superb note up the road approximately you while this is often over. yet you’ve obtained to appreciate, bureaucracy takes time. And we simply don’t have time. ” He leaned in. “I’m going to proportion whatever with you. I’m now not imagined to, yet i will see you’re a reliable person. We’ve acquired a flight halfway around the Pacific with a identified terrorist on board—they enable the son of a complain on in Lagos. we have now cause to think he's making plans a terrorist motion the following. ” “Oh my God. ” “Oh my God is correct. We’re method in the back of the curve in this one, attempting to seize up. We’re flooding the terminal with undercover humans right now, yet I’ve acquired to determine these tapes. There seems to be an essential hyperlink. ” “I comprehend. ” “Can we do that fairly, fairly quietly? ” Gideon pleaded. “If we spook this man or his accomplices…” He enable his voice path off. Now he had Longbaugh a hundred percent on his aspect. “I’m on it. ” the fellow rose. “Come with me. ” The imperative defense operations room lay within the bowels of the airport, and it was once very remarkable, partitions of video displays and consoles with all of the most up-to-date equipment. The room was once dim and hushed, dozens of individuals looking at displays, not only of airport destinations, but in addition feeds from bag scanners and X-ray machines and cams looking at the taxiways and hangars.