The Amber Room by Steve Berry

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 6 Critic Reviews



BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry’s The Columbus Affair.

The Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man: an entire room forged of exquisite amber, from its four massive walls to its finely crafted furniture. But it is also the subject of one of history’s most intriguing mysteries. Originally commissioned in 1701 by Frederick I of Prussia, the Room was later perfected Tsarskoe Selo, the Russian imperial city. In 1941, German troops invaded the Soviet Union, looting everything in their wake and seizing the Amber Room. When the Allies began the bombing of Germany in August 1944, the Room was hidden. And despite the best efforts of treasure hunters and art collectors from around the world, it has never been seen again.

Now, two powerful men have set their best operatives loose in pursuit, and the hunt has begun once more. . . .

Life is good for Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler. She loves her job, loves her kids, and remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul. But everything changes when her father, a man who survived the horrors of World War II, dies under strange circumstances—and leaves behind clues to a secret he kept his entire life . . . a secret about something called the Amber Room.

Desperate to know the truth about her father’s suspicious dealings, Rachel takes off for Germany, with Paul close behind. Shortly after arriving, they find themselves involved with a cast of shadowy characters who all claim to share their quest. But as they learn more about the history of the treasure they seek, Rachel and Paul realize they’re in way over their heads. Locked in a treacherous game with ruthless professional killers and embroiled in a treasure hunt of epic proportions, Rachel and Paul suddenly find themselves on a collision course with the forces of power, evil, and history itself.

A brilliant adventure and a scintillating tale of intrigue, deception, art, and murder, The Amber Room is a classic tale of suspense—and the debut of a strong new voice in the world of the international thriller.

About Steve Berry

See more books from this Author
Steve and Phil were founder members of the TV Cream nostalgia website and have written several books on popular culture. They know lots about stuff from the 70s and 80s.
Published August 26, 2003 by Ballantine Books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Amber Room

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

A hotheaded Georgia judge and her probate lawyer husband do battle with a gang of rapacious art collectors and their murderous gofers, in a first novel by a Georgia trial lawyer.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Amber Room

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

(Sept.)Forecast:The Amber Room has been in the news again lately (a long New Yorker piece on its history ran earlier this year), because the panels are presently being re-created for the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg this year.

| Read Full Review of The Amber Room

Book Reporter

Berry drops little nuggets of information about amber throughout THE AMBER ROOM, and for those of us who thought amber was only good for trapping flies, it's fascinating info.

Jan 20 2011 | Read Full Review of The Amber Room

RT Book Reviews

Search books by title, genre, publication month, publication year, and rating or search by any combination of these options (i.e.

| Read Full Review of The Amber Room

Reviewing the Evidence

I am a sucker for books of the "Hitler's Doctor's Dog hid art works in the salt mines of Silesia and the caves of the Harz Mountains" so when THE AMBER ROOM came in, I grabbed it.

| Read Full Review of The Amber Room

The Best Reviews

During World War II, the Nazis stripped the incredibly complex relief designed panels crafted from the Amber Room of St. Petersburg, Russia's Catherine Palace.

Aug 04 2003 | Read Full Review of The Amber Room

Reader Rating for The Amber Room

An aggregated and normalized score based on 316 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review