The Lost Island is book 3 in the Gideon Crew series. While I enjoyed the previous installments of this The Lost Island might not be up there with my favorite Pendergast books, but it's by far my favorite of this series.
Here's the synopsis:
scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious
employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no
reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of
Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable
Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the
parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated
image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks.
As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads
to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing
discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life.
with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an
unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the
hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary
treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so
profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and
Amy can survive.
The Lost Island is a true adventure story, with a treasure hunt, elements of
history and mythology, mysterious creatures, mystery, and action. It has the feel of classic adventure stories, but with modern pacing. All in all, great fun! Highly recommended for adventure lovers!