May 2012 Book of the Month. From the best-selling U.S. writing partnership that bought us the enigmatically brilliant Agent Pendergast comes a new all together different character Gideon Crew. Driven by revenge, to clear his father's name, he has now been noticed by people he would be better off not knowing at all. This is the first novel in a high-octane new thriller series.
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 gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As he ponders the strange map, he realizes that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: a discovery that could perhaps even save his life.
60 Degrees SOUTH: NOTHING BUT SEA, ICE AND UNFETTERED STORMS. BUT TWO MILES DOWN, SOMETHING IS STIRRING. Five years ago, Eli Glinn led a mission to recover a 25,000-ton meteorite - the largest ever discovered - from a remote island off the coast of South America. It ended in disaster when their ship foundered and broke apart in a vicious storm. But now, two miles down in dark Antarctic waters, something is growing. A vast, grotesque structure is simultaneously reaching up towards the waves and burrowing deep into the sea floor. Eli Glinn's worst fear has been realised. He has no choice but to return to the Southern Ocean and attempt to annihilate an entity that threatens the existence of the planet. But, as he will discover, the entity has no intention of going quietly.
The latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestsellers Preston & Child. There's no such thing as too great a risk for a man living on borrowed time. Gideon Crew is out of a job but it is the least of his worries: his doctor has just told him he has only months to live. Time enough for one last adventure. For a century, the infamously enigmatic hieroglyphs etched into the Phaistos Disk have defied interpretation. But now, after five long years of computer-aided code-breaking, Gideon has a lead on an undiscovered civilization, long-lost beneath the sands of the Egyptian Sahara. As a man facing the end of his days, Crew needs little persuasion to pack up and head out into the heart of the desert. 'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI. 'A collision between past and present that will leave you breathless' LEE CHILD. 'Relentless mayhem... [A] thrill-a-minute read' KIRKUS. 'Their most expertly executed entertainment yet... A big-boned thriller, one that will make a terrific movie' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. 'Will keep you reading into the late hours of the night' CLIVE CUSSLER.