Gideon's Sword is the first book in the Gideon Crew series and the character's first appearance in the Preston-Child universe. It was published on February 22, 2011 and also marked the return of Eli Glinn. It is the fifteenth full-length Preston-Child collaboration, and the first since 2000's The Ice Limit to not feature Special Agent Pendergast.
"At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.
At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him.
Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.
But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade.
For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning..."-Publisher's synopsis