THE BOOK OF SPIES
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?
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)