A huge American seller with impressive author endorsements (Deaver, Koontz, Patterson, Cussler, Child, Rollins). We were totally captivated and reckon on it being one of the best in this area for a long time. Lost books, ancient knowledge, secret societies and the CIA: the 'Queen of Espionage' launches a brand new history-rich, spy-laden conspiracy thriller trilogy.
For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican have tried to locate Ivan the Terrible's magnificent Library of Gold - a fabled archive of gilded, bejeweled scripts and lost knowledge dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Now one of the volumes, The Book of Spies, has surfaced, and along with it a highly secret, shadowy cabal. They want their book back and they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. When the CIA unearths a connection between the legendary library and a bank account linked to terrorists, they turn to rare books curator Eva Blake for help. When an attempt is made on Eva's life, she turns to the only person she can trust - Judd Ryder, a former intelligence agent with his own agenda and a troubled past. Racing from London to Rome, Istanbul to Athens, Judd and Eva must use all their wit and tradecraft to stay ahead of the deadly forces hunting them. They must do what no one else has been able to do: find the library AND stay alive.
'Hands-down the best book I've read all year. Grippingly paced, poignant, surprising with every turn of the page, this novel stunned me. Here is a novel that is destined to become an instant classic. Wow!'
'A modern classic ... Rich with history, breathtaking in plot and pacing, ripe with living, breathing characters we truly care about - or utterly fear - The Library of Gold will consume you from page one'
'Fast paced, thrillingly paranoid, page-turning, international adventure at its best!'
'Lynds's rush-to-the-next-page excitement never stops'
Publication date: 01/02/2011
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||1st February 2011|
|Publisher:||Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
New York Times bestseller, award winner, Gayle Lynds has been called the Queen of Espionage. She worked as a reporter and an editor for a Top Secret US Government think tank before becoming a full time novelist. She also co-founded International Thriller Writers with David Morrell. She lives in Southern California.More About Gayle Lynds