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When a promising New York writer named Carl Granville is paid a quarter of a million dollars to produce a novel called Gideon, he thinks it's his lucky break. The book is to be based on the material of an old diary--which Carl is allowed to look at, although certain dates and names have been blacked out. The diary and novel involve a 10-year-old Southern boy who killed his brain-damaged baby brother. Carl, baffled but glad of the huge payoff, gets on with translating the diary into a bestseller. But when the editor who commissioned the book is murdered, and nobody at the publishing house knows anything about the Gideon project, the writer realizes that sinister forces are at large. Just to add to his troubles, Granville is accused of the editor's murder and is forced to go on the run to escape the FBI and an assassin. His only chance for clearing his name is to reveal who wrote the decades-old journal.
Gideon is an invigorating read with a remarkably fresh plot and a highly likable and believable protagonist.
I have read other books by Russell Andrews (a pseudonym for the writing duo of Peter Gethers and David Handler) and thoroughly enjoyed them but never got down to read their debut... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alfred J. Pau
I read this many moons ago and have since recommended it to my friends and family. Not often can a writer take you on a journey when you are surprised, however within this novel... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Paige Turner
Gideon by Russell Andrews - the pseudonym for the team of Peter Gethers and David Handler
Carl Granville (Granny) is a struggling writer in New York City. Read more
Throughly enjoyed the story which has been covered in other reviews. A struggling writer gets hired to create a novelised version of someones life from an old diary. Read morePublished on October 3, 2011 by Andrew Halfacre
i am very disapointed in the purchase of GIDEON !
the book i received had NOTHING to do with submarine warfare.[ ? Read more
i must say GEDION is such a superb NOVEL.....
it kept me hooked the entire time........
though i must say the some of the plot lines can be guessed......... Read more
I have never read anything by these authors, and kept setting it aside to read something else. Finally I picked it up and gave it a try. Read morePublished on November 21, 2008 by Susan Calvin