Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.
Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life.
Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.
Whatever... it was awesome.
I thought it was a good book and built on the series perfectly. I can't wait to read another Gideon Crew book.
The Lost Island
I love the nooks these guys do, especially the Pendergast- I have read at least 80% of their catalogue. However, this book is the worst fiction book I have read-- not at all close to their standard. the plot can only be described as stupid and predictable, the characters are flat and undeveloped, the grammar is amateur, there descriptive words are used over and over-- there is no economy of words-- it's is shameful. If nothing else, their editors should be fired. This book is a black eye on the face of their work.
My advice is to write fewer books, but of higher quality. Perhaps you have hired people to ghost write for you-- stop that, stop it, now... It is ruining your rep.
Waste of time
Story is formulaic, classic major-pulbishing house crap. I would prefer waterboarding to reading this pablum.