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.
Head of Zeus * Thrillers
05 May 2016 * 460pp * £14.99 * 9781784975227
'Another clever and compelling tale from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child'
'Wildly entertaining and lightening paced ... impossible to put down'
Providence Sunday Journal
'Sparkling ... Gideon refreshingly doesn't fit the superhero mold, and the enigmatic Amy is more than his equal in daring and intelligence'
'Indiana Jones meets Mission Impossible – a rollercoaster adventure ride, and escapist reading at its best'
Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and National Geographic magazines, as well as novels and nonfiction works (such as The Lost City of the Monkey God). With Lincoln Child, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures.
Lincoln Child is a Florida resident and former book editor who has published seven novels of his own, including such bestsellers as Full Wolf Moon and Deep Storm. With Douglas Preston, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a 'strangely entertaining' newsletter from the authors, at their website, PrestonChild.com. Visit www.facebook.com/PrestonandChild