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 an immense standoff.
A plume of radiation above ny urban results in a warehouse the place, it sort of feels, a robust nuclear bomb was once assembled simply hours before.
Sifting throughout the facts, experts ensure that the unthinkable is set to take place: in ten days, an immense American urban should be vaporized through a terrorist attack.
Ten days. And Gideon team, monitoring the mysterious terrorist telephone from the suburbs of latest York to the mountains of latest Mexico, learns the tip will be anything worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.

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Chu was once already turning to his computer screen. “When did this occur? ” Gideon thought of the time line. He needed to were framed sooner or later among the airplane crash and his tried arrest. “Between, um, 4 days in the past and extremely early the day before today morning. ” “Wow,” Warren stated, gazing his display. “Your account’s been frozen. they usually by no means informed me! ” “That’s simply because they think you. ” Chu essentially pulled at his lengthy hair. “I can’t think it. Who could do that? ” “Is there any strategy to get into my account and have a look round? probably shall we work out who did it, you recognize, ahead of it will get out and defense comes down on you're keen on a ton of bricks. ” “Hell, convinced. i've got the clearance to override this. in the event that they haven’t taken that away. ” Gideon’s middle quickened. “Really? ” “Sure. ” Chu’s palms have been beating a livid tattoo at the keyboard. “How’d the hacker get your password? ” “I hoped you’d inform me. ” “You write it down someplace? ” “Never. ” “You ever go browsing in entrance of a person? ” “No. ” “Then it's going to must be an individual with high-security clearance. ” Gideon watched carefully as a chain of numbers scrolled via at the display, swifter and speedier. Chu used to be the very photo of nerdy outrage. “Gonna locate the mother,” acknowledged Chu, clicking away. “Gonna locate the mum… There—I’ve damaged into your account! ” a last, successful rap of the keyboard and Gideon stared on the display. It confirmed his post-login domestic web page. the place might the incriminating “jihadist love letters” be? “Let’s cost my email,” he acknowledged. Chu persevered typing, and Gideon’s safe e mail account popped up. back Chu was once compelled to override the locked-up account. the mass of emails, Gideon had an idea. “Are there any to or from Chalker? ” “Reed Chalker? ” Chu appeared uneasy, yet typed within the request. a listing popped up, courting again to the months ahead of Chalker disappeared. Gideon was once shocked by means of the variety of messages; he couldn’t take into account ever having corresponded with Chalker. “Looks such as you men had much to speak about,” acknowledged Chu. “How’s this presupposed to support us locate the hacker? ” “Those emails have been planted,” acknowledged Gideon. “Planted by means of the hacker. ” “Yeah? ” Chu sounded uncertain. “That could were relatively a task. ” “I by no means emailed Chalker. good, infrequently. ” Gideon reached earlier Chu, bent over the keyboard, highlighted a year-old e-mail innocuously titled “vacation,” and hit the input key. Salaam Reed, to respond to your query: you be mindful what I stated in regards to the international being divided into Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb—the condominium of Islam and the home of battle. there is not any center flooring, no midway position. You, Reed, have now for my part entered the home of Islam. Now the genuine fight begins—with the home of conflict you left at the back of. Gideon stared in disbelief. He’d by no means written that. It didn’t simply make him appear like a co-conspirator with Chalker; it made him seem like his recruiter. He fast opened the subsequent. My good friend Reed, Salaam: Jihad is not only an inner fight, yet it’s additionally exterior. There may be no peace for you as an outstanding Muslim, no cessation of fight, until eventually all of the global turns into Dar al-Islam.

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