You may not recognize immediately the name Howard Gordon but you will probably recognize some of his work on television. This work ranges from working for Joss Wheedon on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series to the Beauty and the Beast series and the X-Files, writing scripts for each, as well as working as a producer on the latter series. After working on Buffy spin-off Angel for two years, he left to work on 24. He wrote many scripts and story arcs for the 24, and for its final few seasons he was the show's executive producer and show runner. With Gideon's War, Gordon is trying something new. The novel is the start of a series about a protagonist named Gideon, who is sort of the anti-Jack Bauer (the protagonist of 24). Incidentally, the book's blurbs include Keifer Sutherland, who played Jack Bauer.