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The Book of Secrets by Tom Harper
  

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The Book of Secrets by Tom Harper

In a snowbound village in the German mountains, a young woman discovers an extraordinary secret. Before she can reveal it, she disappears. All that survives is a picture of a mysterious medieval playing card that has perplexed scholars for centuries. Nick Ash does research for the FBI in New York. Six months ago his girlfriend Gillian walked out and broke his heart. Now he's the only person who can save her - if it's not too late. Within hours of getting her message, Nick finds himself on the run, delving deep into the past before it catches up with him. Hunted across Europe, Nick follows Gillian's trail into the heart of a five-hundred-year-old mystery. But across the centuries, powerful forces are closing around him. There are men who have devoted their lives to keeping the secret, and they will stop at nothing to protect it.

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Be warned, you could become so hooked by this big adventurous thriller that the tide will be lapping round your deckchair before you notice. * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * The Book of Secrets is an action-packed thiller that will be enjoyed by Da Vinci Code addicts. * Birmingham Sunday Mercury * The story is an entertaining and intriguing one, written a little more intelligently than similar novels. * eurocrime.co.uk *


About the Author

Tom Harper was born in West Germany in 1977 and grew up in Germany, Belgium and America. He studied history at Lincoln College, Oxford, worked for a while in the glamorous world of pensions services, and now writes full time. He lives in York with his wife and two sons. His novels have been sold into twenty languages, from Brazil to China. In 2001 Tom Harper's debut, The Blighted Cliffs, was the runner up for the CWA Debut Dagger Award. He can be found online at www.tom-harper.co.uk.

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Publication date

20th August 2009

Author

Tom Harper

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099545576

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