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The book of spies
Gayle Lynds
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From Publishers' Weekly:

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 Last Spymaster). When The Book of Spies, one of the bejeweled volumes of the Library of Gold (a rare book archive people have sought for centuries) surfaces, the CIA links a terrorist plot with the library and a cabal of powerful men who have been its keepers. Rare-book expert Eva Blake and former intelligence agent Judd Ryder have personal reasons for joining in the hunt for the library. Eva, released from prison for vehicular manslaughter in the death of her husband, learns that her husband, an authority on the library, is alive. A sniper shot Judd's father, a CIA agent, soon after the father claimed to have learned important information from the library. These two complicated, appealing characters complement the satisfying, conspiracy-laden plot that smoothly moves throughout Europe at breakneck speed. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Lynds (The Coil: The Last Spymaster) is a master of the espionage thriller. In her latest, she deftly adopts the conventions of treasure-hunting novels to craft a thrilling, spy-laden, history-rich page-turner. Eva Blake, a rare-book conservator, is convicted of vehicular manslaughter in her husband's death, though she wasn't responsible. Meanwhile, the long-lost and historically significant Library of Gold appears on the radar of the CIA, somehow tied to dubious finances in the Middle East. Armed with The Book of Spies from the library's collection, the CIA springs Blake from prison to find the library. When Blake glimpses her husband alive, her world is shaken. What is the truth? The reach of the library is far and its director, powerful. Blake has backup, but the CIA has been infiltrated. Whom can she trust? Is her husband really alive? Is he the librarian? Do they find the library? What happens in the Middle East? This reviewer knows but is not revealing anything. VERDICT Two great tastes that taste great together. Readers of both espionage and artifact novels should be well sated but will crave subsequent escapades with these characters.-Laura A.B. Cifelli, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Eva Blake
Female
Ex-convict
Recently rleased from prison for vehicular manslaughter in the death of her husband; discovers her husband is atill alive; searching for a legendaey library containing books from Rome and Greece.
Rare book procurer

Judd Ryder
Male
His father, a CIA agent, was killed by a sniper; searching for a legendaey library containing books from Rome and Greece.
Intelligence agent



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