Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew series)

By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

A best nuclear scientist is going mad and takes an blameless kinfolk hostage at gunpoint, killing one and inflicting a huge standoff.
A plume of radiation above manhattan urban ends up in a warehouse the place, it sort of feels, a robust nuclear bomb used to be assembled simply hours before.
Sifting in the course of the proof, specialists confirm that the unthinkable is set to ensue: in ten days, a big American urban might be vaporized by means of a terrorist attack.
Ten days. And Gideon team, monitoring the mysterious terrorist mobile from the suburbs of recent York to the mountains of latest Mexico, learns the top might be anything worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.

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He suggestion again to his personal early days within the Bureau, one among 100 brokers parked in a windowless basement room, loaded up with stacks of grey steel cupboards jam-packed with records to learn, seek, and summarize. An research like this generated actually hundreds paper each day—wiretap transcripts, monetary documents, emails by means of the bushel, interrogations, and lots more and plenty more—all of which needed to be digested and summarized, with the appropriate proof plucked out of the mass of dead details like poppy seeds tweezered out of a soggy cake… “But sooner than you imagine your new obligations, take the weekend off,” Millard stated, breaking Fordyce’s chain of notion.

Convey them we suggest to guard every little thing. not only DC. ” “Yes, Mr. President. ” “You imagine with all this, they’ll swap the date? ” the president requested. “Anything’s attainable. In our prefer is the truth that the terrorists don’t recognize we’ve found out the date. We’ve controlled to maintain that mystery from the clicking and the general public. ” “And it had higher remain secret,” the president stated. “Now, is there the rest I may still comprehend today? ” “I can’t give some thought to whatever, sir. ” He glanced on the leader of employees, who remained within the heritage, imperturbable.

Berk and you’re all now clean,” he stated, beaming at them as though that they had handed a last examination. “We’re going to have person counseling, after which you’ll be loose to renew your lives. ” “How undesirable was once the publicity? ” Hammersmith requested. “Very minor. The counselor will seek advice from everybody his or her genuine publicity readings. The hostage taker’s radiation publicity happened in different places, now not on web site, and radiation publicity isn’t just like the flu. You can’t seize it from another person. ” Now Dart improved.

Irish? Irish? Gideon, you moron! ” “What was once her maiden identify? So i will straighten this out. ” “Kwon! Jae-hwa Kwon! You’d greater straighten it out! ” “I’ll repair it, I promise. another thing…” “Oh please, no. ” “They requested loads of questions on your Social safeguard quantity. They acknowledged it wasn’t a sound quantity, hinted that you simply may have dedicated id fraud, you recognize, prefer to get a eco-friendly card or anything. ” “Green card? I’m a rattling citizen! I can’t think those idiots. What a horror show—” He’d quite gotten her going now, pushing all her scorching buttons.

Some of our towns may be hit, yet then we are going to vastly retaliate. in spite of everything, it's warfare. ” He shrugged. Gideon stared at him. “You’re loopy. They’re no longer our enemy. this entire plan is insane. ” “Really, Gideon, you’re smarter than that. ” Blaine held out his hand in a supplicating gesture. “Gideon. sign up for us, please. supply me the smallpox. ” Gideon subsidized towards the door. “I won’t be a part of this. I can’t. ” “Don’t disappoint me. You’re one of many few with the brains to work out the reality in my phrases. I’m trusting you to contemplate this—really take into consideration what I’ve stated.

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