The Lost Island
Gideon Crew #3
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child,
Grand Central Publishing
March 24, 2015
December 6, 2015
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.
Clueless Gent’s Review
From an old parchment that Gideon steals, to the remote Caribbean island where it leads, I found this very enjoyable.
A new character was introduced – Amy – and I loved the way Gideon reacted to her.
For whatever reason, this book received quite a few negative reviews. For me, however, it was quite worth the read.
I’ll start this review of The Mistletoe Inn with a little disclaimer. The only reason I purchased this book – and paid full price, I might add – was because the Hallmark movie of the same name was going to premiere on Thanksgiving Day. It stars one of my favorite actresses – Alicia Witt. I was a little concerned because, even though I made the purchase several weeks before Thanksgiving, I didn’t actually start reading it until two days before Thanksgiving. However, that turned out not to be a problem. I eagerly tore through it in two days!
I considered this to be an exceptional story about the effects of climate change, and it was pretty well told. However, the excessive number of SPAG errors did take away from the story’s enjoyment, at least for me.
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