Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew series)

By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

A most sensible nuclear scientist is going mad and takes an blameless kin hostage at gunpoint, killing one and inflicting a major standoff.
A plume of radiation above long island urban ends up in a warehouse the place, it kind of feels, a strong nuclear bomb used to be assembled simply hours before.
Sifting during the proof, professionals confirm that the unthinkable is set to ensue: in ten days, a big American urban could be vaporized via a terrorist attack.
Ten days. And Gideon group, monitoring the mysterious terrorist phone from the suburbs of recent York to the mountains of recent Mexico, learns the tip might be whatever worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.

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He used to be approximately three-quarters via them, and there has been not anything to do yet maintain going. As he opened the subsequent file—something known as “OPERATION CORPSE”—he used to be jolted via the unexpected whoop of a siren and flashing lighting fixtures in his rearview replicate. He glanced over on the speedometer and observed they have been nonetheless going seventy-nine—in a sector the place the rate restrict had simply dropped to sixty. “Oh shit,” he muttered. “No driver’s license,” acknowledged Gideon. “I’m useless. ” Fordyce laid apart the pc. The cop whooped his siren back.

I observe that’s a part of the job—part of your process, I suppose—but seeing you all the following makes me become aware of that I wasn’t particularly on my own, in spite of everything. i suppose, in a manner, EES is my domestic now. Even my kin. ” Nods, murmured agreements. A silence and Glinn requested, “How was once your holiday? ” “I ate a trout. ” extra laughter and applause. Gideon stilled it with the elevate of a hand. “Over the prior few days I’ve learned anything. this is often what I may be doing. i would like to proceed to be just right for you, for EES. i believe i will perform a little actual solid right here.

Seeing they have been ultimately getting a few awareness, they redoubled their yelling and signal waving. “All correct, close up a minute! ” Fordyce boomed at them. He jabbed a finger. “You! What have been you simply asserting? ” a tender lady in complete Western costume, boots, hat, and big buckle, advanced. “They cross sneaking up into Cobre Canyon in advance of sunset—” “You’ve obvious them your self? ” “Sure i've got. ” “Seen them from the place? ” “The rim. There’s a path I experience there, alongside the rim, and I’ve obvious them lower than, strolling up Cobre Canyon, sporting bomb-making fabrics.

FBI. Sorry to break you. ” This used to be met through lifeless silence. Gideon questioned what the hell Fordyce was once as much as. He placed away the badge and gave them a disarmingly pleasant smile. “Maybe you examine what’s happening in long island urban? ” “Who hasn’t? ” got here the laconic answer. “We’re investigators at the case. ” This bought a response. “No shit,” one of many males stated. “What’s occurring? you were given a lead at the terrorists? ” Fordyce held up his fingers. “Sorry, men, I can’t inform you something. yet i used to be hoping you may support me with a number of questions.

Then Gideon started ripping off his burning blouse, popping the entire buttons, searing his epidermis within the technique whereas Alida screamed “Get off my fucking horse! ” as she attempted to get the panicked animal lower than keep an eye on. at the back of, he may possibly listen one other thunderous roar, by way of flash-booms, interspersed with shouting, the blue fits working this manner and that, a few racing for his or her vehicles, others pursuing him strolling. Now the complete city was once commencing to move up. humans have been fleeing in all instructions, willy-nilly.

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