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By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

Introducing Gideon workforce: trickster, prodigy, grasp thief

GIDEON'S SWORD

At twelve, Gideon team witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.

At twenty-four, summoned to his demise mother's bedside, Gideon realized the reality: His father was once framed and intentionally slaughtered. together with her final breath, she begged her son to avenge him.

Now, with a brand new objective in his existence, Gideon crafts a one-time challenge of vengeance, geared toward the culprit of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, awesome, and successful.

But from the shadows, somebody is staring at. the most important a person, who's inspired through Gideon's distinct abilities. an individual who has desire of simply this sort of renegade.

For Gideon, this operation can be purely the start . . .

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