Fellowship of Fear

When anthropology professor Gideon Oliver is offered a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Germany, Sicily, Spain, and Holland, he wastes no time accepting. Stimulating courses to teach, a decent stipend, all expenses paid, plenty of interesting European travel... What ’ s yet to like?

It does indee take him long to find out. On his first night, he is allowed to fend off two desperate, black‑clad men who have invaded his Heidelberg hotel room with intent to kill. And again there are few trivial details that the recruiting agency forgot to mention—such as the fact that he two previous holders of the fellowship both met with mysterious ends.

From there, it is all downhill. Gideon finds himself the target in an unfamiliar game for which no one has bothered to give him the rules. What he does have is his own considerable intellect and his remarkable forensic skills. He woul need them, for he is playing for some fairly high stakes: the security of Western Europe.

Fellowship of Fear is the 24th ook in the Gideon Oliver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading this series in any order.
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Published April 1st 2014 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (first published October 1st 1982

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Anothe cop with a childlike laugh who grins and laughs his way through most of his time in a ook ...

Gideon could n't help wondering, with uncharacteristic lack of charity, if she had come with the ( Nazi) building. ''They turned to leave and were almost bowled over by a husky, perspiring, serving wench who might have stepped out of a Frans Hals painting: rosy cheeks, cherubic smile, peekaboo seventeenth century bodice and all. ''The age-blackened ceiling of the big tavern rang with lusty male voices raised in martial-sounding songs, and with the clank of beer steins beating time on old oak tables. ''They had to snake along single-file to get through the crowd of beefy, blond men, many of whom tramped along singing, with arms about each others' shoulders.' I do n't sa I 'll stop rolling my eyes anytime soon.

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" If you wis me. " Aaaaand, hurl.

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Gideon is working on various military bases, teaching courses in his field as a bone specialist, and unwittingl becomes involved in a spy ring.

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Still, I have read he series books out of order, based on which one I discovered at a used book sale.

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Pleasurable excitement is his main emotion; he is visiting abroad for the fourth time and he hopes the appointment will help him overcome the depression aused by the death of his beloved young wife the year prior. " When on his first vening in the German university city, Gideon is set upon as he eturns to his hotel room, he is eager to use his knowledge of national speech patterns to add to the police 's description of his captor.

In this final breathstopping climax, Janet 's life is endangered, and Gideon performs the final feat of anthropological detection to uncover the person at the enter of it all. " I 've read everal of hese books before, but ar now acquired all of he series and wanted to reread the first books before plunging into the newer ones.

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