The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds

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For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican have tried to locate Ivan the Terrible’s magnificent Library of Gold — a long-missing archive containing gold-covered, bejeweled books dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks.  Now one of the volumes, The Book of Spies, has surfaced, and along with it the highly secret book club that owns the Library of Gold.  They form a cabal of the globe’s most powerful men – men who will do anything to achieve their aims and protect their interests.  When the CIA discovers a connection between the legendary library and a bank account linked to terrorists, they turn to rare books curator Eva Blake for help.  Soon an attempt is made on Eva’s life. Determined not only to survive but to uncover the truth, Eva turns to the only person she can trust—Judd Ryder, a former intelligence agent with his own agenda and a troubled past.  Together, Judd and Eva embark on an international adventure from London to Rome, Istanbul, and Athens.  Somehow they must do what no one else has been able to do – find the library and stay alive.


About Gayle Lynds

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Gayle Lynds is the author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Masquerade, as well as the novels Mosaic and Mesmerized. With Robert Ludlum, she is the author of three of the bestselling Covert-One novels, The Hades Factor, The Paris Option and The Altman Code. After a varied career including stints as a journalist, an editor, and at a military think tank where she had Top Secret clearance, Lynds is now a full-time writer. She lives with her husband, novelist Dennis Lynds, in Santa Barbara, California.
Published March 30, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 398 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Crime. Fiction

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A legendary library, containing written works dating back to ancient Rome and Greece, forms the tantalizing background of this winning thriller from bestseller Lynds (The La

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Rare-book expert Eva Blake is pulled into a frantic search for the Library of Gold—a collection of illuminated manuscripts thought to be lost in the 15th century—and embroiled in a conspiracy that rea

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There were, in the ancient times, a number of splendid libraries that vanished in various disastrous ways, their volumes never to be recovered: the libraries of Alexandria, Athens, and Antioch were all destroyed, their collections burned up or scattered into oblivion.

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follow the minions of the Book Club as they pursue The Book of.

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He finds rare book expert Eva Blake in jail for the death of her husband – an act which Blake has no recollection of.

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Spinetingler Magazine

In the interest of full disclosure, Gloria Feit (wife of this reviewer, who also appears offstage – or, rather, offpage – a few times as her fictional, as well as being her real-life, husband) appears in a minor but crucial role in the novel.

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