Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew series)

By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

Introducing Gideon group: trickster, prodigy, grasp thief


At twelve, Gideon staff witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.

At twenty-four, summoned to his demise mother's bedside, Gideon realized the reality: His father used to be framed and intentionally slaughtered. together with her final breath, she begged her son to avenge him.

Now, with a brand new objective in his existence, Gideon crafts a one-time venture of vengeance, geared toward the culprit of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, dazzling, and successful.

But from the shadows, somebody is gazing. an important somebody, who's inspired via Gideon's certain abilities. an individual who has desire of simply this type of renegade.

For Gideon, this operation can be in basic terms the start . . .

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The writer has proven that there exists a possible classification of algorithms, in accordance with the speculation of elliptic features outlined over the complicated numbers, that can clear up yes discrete logarithm capabilities in real-time computing parameters. whereas the writer has been as but not able to spot particular algorithms, he has verified herein that it truly is attainable to take action. The proposed Thresher usual is for this reason weak. If this normal is followed, the writer believes that, given the prime quality of Soviet mathematical learn, codes constructed from this ordinary might be damaged inside a comparatively brief time period. the writer strongly recommends that Thresher Encryption general EVP-4 no longer be followed in its present shape. That used to be it. evidence that his father were framed. after which murdered. Gideon group already knew all in regards to the guy who had performed it: Lieutenant normal (ret. ) Chamblee S. Tucker, at the moment CEO of Tucker and colleagues, one of many high-profile protection lobbying businesses on ok road. They represented some of the country’s biggest safeguard contractors, and Tucker had leveraged himself to the hilt with a purpose to finance the enterprise. He used to be raking in large greenbacks, yet they controlled to head correct again out the door due to his extravagant way of life. on its own, this rfile intended little. Gideon knew that something can be counterfeited—or be claimed to were counterfeited. The rfile wasn’t an endpoint; it was once a kick off point for the little shock he had deliberate for Chamblee S. Tucker. utilizing the distant computing device he had formerly hijacked on the common companies management, Gideon stripped the rfile of its class watermarks and despatched it to a dozen huge machine databases all over the world. Having hence secured the record from destruction, he despatched an electronic mail at once from his personal computing device to chamblee. tucker@tuckerandassociates. com with the record as an attachment. The protecting email learn: common Tucker: i do know what you probably did. i do know why you probably did it. i understand how you probably did it. On Monday, I’m sending the connected dossier to varied correspondents on the submit, occasions, AP, and community information channels—with a proof. Have a pleasant weekend. Gideon team 7 Chamblee S. Tucker sat at the back of a huge table within the oak-paneled examine of his apartment in McLean, Virginia, thoughtfully hefting a four-pound Murano glass paperweight in a single hand. At seventy years previous, he used to be healthy for his age and pleased with it. He shifted the paperweight to the opposite hand, pressed it once or twice. A knock got here on the door. “Come in. ” He set the paperweight down with beautiful care. Charles Dajkovic entered the learn. He was once in civilian outfits, yet his bearing and body shouted army: whitewall haircut, enormous neck, ramrod posture, steely blue eyes. A grizzled, close-clipped mustache was once his in simple terms concession to civilian lifestyles. “Good morning, General,” he acknowledged. “Good morning, Charlie. sit. Have a cup of espresso. ” “Thank you. ” the fellow eased his body into the proffered chair. Tucker indicated a silver salver on a close-by part desk with coffeepot, sugar, cream, and cups.

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