The Book of Spies

The Book of Spies

by Gayle Lynds
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The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds

For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican have tried to locate Ivan the Terrible's lost collection of magnificent works, the real-life Library of Gold. Now one of the volumes, The Book of Spies, has surfaced, as have its clandestine owners—a cabal of the globe's most powerful, dangerous men.

When the CIA discovers a connection between the legendary library and a bank account linked to terrorists, they bring in rare-books curator Eva Blake. Soon an attempt is made on Eva's life—and she is on the run. Determined not only to survive but to uncover the truth, Eva turns to the only person she can trust: Judd Ryder, a former intelligence officer with a troubled past and an agenda of his own.

Racing from London to Rome, Istanbul to Athens, it's up to Judd and Eva to track down the gold-covered, bejeweled books in the fabulous library—and find a way to stay ahead of the men who will stop at nothing to protect their interests…and are dead-set on keeping their secrets hidden.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312380892
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 9.58(w) x 6.46(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

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 Southern California and Maine.

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The Book of Spies 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
DebiWatson More than 1 year ago
The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds is my favorite book of the year. It opened with a bang and kept me glued to the book until the end. The CIA discovers there is a connection between the historical Library of Gold and a terrorist bank account. Like Robert Ludlum, Lynds follows the money welded by the cabal of powerful men. She weaves a tale of intrigue with rare book expert Eva Blake and CIA agent Judd Ryder in solving the mystery. The characters were well developed and she deftly and seamlessly crossed genres; spies, historical, and treasure hunting without losing the tantalizing pace of a thriller. I was tickled pink with the character introduction on page 166. Also I was pleased to see that the Carnivore, one of my favorite Lynds characters made an appearance in this novel. Usually I poo-poo the blurbs on the back of a book, but I have to agree Gayle Lynds is one, if not the best of the suspense writers in the world. If you like espionage or historical novels both readers will be satisfied and left wanting for another outing with Eva and Judd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good read. The book reads at a fun and thrilling pace
bookhimdanno More than 1 year ago
This is my kind of book, an exciting thriller. Action, gun fights, evil genius, secret passageways, corrupt officials and a bit of romance. A few things felt unfinished, but the book as a whole was good and fast to read. I would give it 3 1/2 stars if I could, it was a hard choice between 3 and 4. If you like action packed thrillers, this is the book for you
DJ41 More than 1 year ago
Gayle Lynds has written her best book "The Book of Spies". She has outdone herself. I cannot fathom the amount of research she did to write this book. I've now got the itch to read more regarding the Library of Gold and all the history that has accumulated from it's inception to present time. I love all of Gayle's books - she had a good teacher and now has surpassed him, Robert Ludlum. Congratulations! If you like suspense on many different levels, this is the book for you! Tears were streaming down my cheeks during the last four pages of this book because I didn't want it to end. Hope there's a sequel!
OakBlackheart More than 1 year ago
This is an adventure across continents. It is action packed. If you like fast moving mysteries you will want to read this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting read.  The ending was pretty good but it can be continued into another book very easily
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KenCady More than 1 year ago
The Book of Spies shows evidence of a great amount of research, much to the author's credit. The writing, for me, was not as good. The story did not flow well, and some of the actions taken just defied logic, or were way too convenient. The idea that a guy would tattoo a code on his head, then regrow his hair, with the hope that someday someone might go beneath that hair, find the code, and then properly decipher it is just ludicrous. There are just too many instances of things happening that made no sense that I found the book as annoying as it was interesting.
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