The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber

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A fire destroys a New York City rare bookstore—and reveals clues to a treasure worth killing for. . . . A disgraced scholar is found tortured to death. . . . And those pursuing the most valuable literary find in history are about to cross from the harmless mundane into inescapable nightmare.

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Tropic of Night comes a breathtaking thriller that twists, shocks, and surprises at every turn as it crisscrosses centuries, from the glaring violence of today into the dark shadows of truth and lies surrounding the greatest writer the world has ever known.

 

About Michael Gruber

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New York Times bestselling author Michael Gruber is the author of five acclaimed novels. He lives in Seattle.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 500 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Business & Economics. Fiction

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Albert has fallen in love with Carolyn during the damage-control process, and the two take the documents for authentication to a Columbia professor who in turn takes them for safekeeping to intellectual-property lawyer, world-class skirt-chaser and Olympian weightlifter Jake Mishkin.

Apr 01 2007 | Read Full Review of The Book of Air and Shadows

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During his meeting with Mishkin, Bulstrode seems nervous, frightened even, more than eager to pass the original manuscript over to Mishkin for safekeeping.

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Entertainment Weekly

Take a dead genius, a code, a sleuthing couple with romantic chemistry, and some bad guys, and you get...The Book of Air and Shadows, Michael Gruber's spirited but overstuffed Da Vinci Code knockoff.

Mar 23 2007 | Read Full Review of The Book of Air and Shadows

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This time he leaves behind themes of previous books – the diabolical intricacies of the art world (The Forgery of Venus), Shakespearean intrigue (The Book of Air and Shadows), Cuban Santeria (The Jimmy Paz trilogy) – to take on the intrigues of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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The premise of the novel immediately had me fixated: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy spends the next eight years of his life…sitting in a living room with girl, her husband, and her parents, watching Turkish serials and the evening news, night after night.

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Declan Hughes New York Times "If some of these passages reverberate with echoes of The Great Gatsby and its vision of New York … the reader can only surmise that they are entirely deliberate, for, like Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, Joseph O’Neill’s stunning new novel, Netherland, provides a resonan...

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Chris Tucker Seattle Times 4 of 5 Stars "The Forgery of Venus … is a tour de force combination of suspense and characterization, as well as a primer on the world of art and art forgery.

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It is a book that crams a lot in and manages to keep your attention and interest sustained throughout, and the narrative structure quickly becomes compelling: after the first chapter I found I didn’t want to put the book down and was eager to keep going back and finding out what happens next.

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