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THE BOOK OF SPIES
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Thriller
Lynds' new series features two multidimensional characters whose hidden depths are just starting to be revealed. When you begin a Lynds book, a roller-coaster ride is in store. This superbly fashioned tale is rich with history and never misses a beat as it jumps from one around-the-world stop to another. You never quite catch a breath as the many secrets are revealed, since you aren't sure what might be around the corner. But then isn't that why we love those thrill-seeking rides to begin with?
When the CIA discovers a connection between a bank account linked to terrorists and the legendary Library of Gold -- a long-missing archive containing bejeweled books full of ancient secrets -- it turns to rare-book curator Eva Blake for help. Researching that library had been her late husband's passion. But then somebody tries to kill her.
Determined to uncover the truth, Eva teams with Judd Ryder, an ex-intelligence agent with his own agenda. Together, they embark on an international adventure -- to uncover the truth about the Library of Gold and, more importantly, to stay alive. (ST. MARTIN'S, Apr., 400 pp., $25.99)
Reviewed By: Sandra Garcia-Myers
Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S
Published: April 2010