THE LOST ISLAND
The latest Gideon Crew novel offers fast-paced action, intriguing characters and an adventure-filled plot. The attention to detail in the initial heist scene adds tension that continues throughout this thriller.
Gideon Crew is hired to steal a page from the well-guarded Book of Kells, currently on display in New York City. After stealing the page, Gideon learns that his employer’s interest is not for the illuminated manuscript itself, but for a treasure map hidden beneath the painted page. The map leads Gideon and his partner, Amy, on a quest to the Mosquito Coast, a desolate area of the Caribbean. The treasure they seek may contain a powerful revelation that could benefit the entire human race — if Amy and Gideon aren’t killed in the process of finding it. (GRAND CENTRAL, Aug., 368 pp., $27.00)