The Book of Spies

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.

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A library could be a dangerous place. The librarian scanned the ten men in tailored tuxedos who lounged around the long oval table in the center of the room. Encircling them were magnificent illuminated man­uscripts, more than a thousand of them, blanketing the walls from fl oor to ceiling. Their spectacular gold-covered bindings faced out to showcase the fortune in gems decorating them.
The men  were members of the book club that owned and operated the secret Library of Gold where the annual dinner was always held. The fi ­nale was the tournament, in which each member tested

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"The Book of Spies is hands-down the best book I've read all year.  Grippingly paced, poignant, surprising with every turn of the page, this novel stunned me. Gayle Lynds has long been a master of espionage, but with this book, she proves that true masters only get better over time. Destined to become and instant classic in the field.  In a word: Wow." --James Rollins on The Book of Spies

“One of the best suspense writers in the world.” --James Patterson

“A master of intrigue and adventure” -- Clive Cussler

“Today’s finest espionage writer” -- Lee Child

“A master of espionage.” -- James Rollins

“One of the premier espionage writers of our time” --Vince Flynn

“A master of the spy thriller” --Steve Berry

"A modern classic...Rich with history, breathtaking in plot and pacing, ripe with living, breathing characters we truly care about--or utterly fear--The Book of Spies will consume you from page one." --Jeffrey Deaver

“THE BOOK OF SPIES [is] a combination of history, spy craft and grand concept that takes readers by the hand for a literary romp that is instructional, hair-raising, and most of all, entertaining.” --BookReporter.com

 


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Gayle Lynds

Gayle Lynds is the bestselling, award-winning author of several international espionage thrillers, including Masquerade, The Coil, and The Last Spymaster. A member of the Association for Intelligence Officers, she is cofounder (with David Morrell) of ITW (International Thriller Writers). She lives in Santa Barbara.

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The Book of Spies
Gayle Lynds

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St. Martin's Press
March 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429913010
ISBN10: 1429913010
400 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
March 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312946081
ISBN10: 0312946082
4 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches, 544 pages
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