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Fellowship of Fear
Fellowship of Fear | Aaron Elkins
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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 . . . Whats not to like? It does not take him long to find out. On his first night, he is forced to fend off two desperate, black?clad men who have invaded his Heidelberg hotel room with intent to kill. And then there are a few trivial details that the recruiting agency forgot to mentionsuch as the fact that the 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 will need them, for he is playing for some fairly high stakes: the security of Western Europe.
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Librarybelle
Fellowship of Fear | Aaron Elkins
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I'm panning this because I have a few choice thoughts about Gideon Oliver. To me, he comes off as a smug smart guy who, with his anthropological training, can insult you, and you'd have no idea. Sometimes I kinda like the snooty character; I don't in this case. Besides his opinion on women, he even tells a woman that she has a fat behind, but that it is okay because that makes her feminine. Ugh!

Anyhow, the mystery aspect was good!

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Librarybelle
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"Women book collectors or not, she was the most attractive woman he'd seen in a long time."

Gideon Oliver, the MC, has also mentioned his distaste for feminism, but somehow the woman he told this to still wants to be around him (and she's a feminist!). Then, I came across this in the book. Does this mean women book collectors can't be attractive?? For an anthropologist, Gideon has a very narrow view on things...

MicheleinPhilly Gideon sounds like a nob. 2y
Librarybelle @MicheleinPhilly I'm certainly not his biggest fan 2y
drokka If he's opposed to feminism, he's not going to be an effective anthropologist. 2y
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Librarybelle I thought that too, @drokka . 2y
RaimeyGallant Gasp. 2y
lynneamch Looks like a candidate for #MisogynyMinute @Libby1 2y
Libby1 @Librarybelle , @lynneamch - 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
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Fellowship of Fear | Aaron Elkins
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Yes, it's an ancient kindle, but it works and great when I have to travel. (My bags won't weigh as much as they would have if I had to cart several books around)

Maike A kindle is just perfect for travelling, I wouldn't want to miss mine 😊 3y
youngreadrshelf @Maike it's a way to take a whole library in one hand. 3y
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