Gayle Lynds THE LAST SPYMASTER
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“Gayle Lynds’s latest novel 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. Lynds has long been a master of espionage, but with this book she proves that true masters only get better over time. Here is a novel that is destined to become an instant classic in the field. In a word: Wow.”
- James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of The Doomsday Key
 

The Library Journal's * starred review:

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.

 

Publishers' Weekly:

Complicated, appealing characters complement the satisfying, conspiracy-laden plot that smoothly moves throughout Europe at breakneck speed.

An RT Top Pick!

Characters whose hidden depths are just starting to be revealed. When you begin a Lynds book, a roller-coaster ride is in store.

 
The Story

For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican have tried to locate Ivan the Terrible's magnificent collection of lost works – the real-life Library of Gold. Now one of the volumes, The Book of Spies, has surfaced, and along with it the highly secret book club that owns the library. They form a cabal of the globe's most powerful men – men who will do anything to achieve their aims and protect their interests.

Somehow the CIA must do what no one else has been able to do – find the library and stop them. When it discovers a connection between the legendary library and a bank account linked to terrorists, the CIA brings in rare books curator Eva Blake to help.

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 one person she can trust – Judd Ryder, a former intelligence officer with a troubled past and his own agenda.
Racing from London to Rome, Istanbul to Athens, Judd and Eva must use all of their wits and skills to stay ahead of the deadly forces hunting them, find the gold-covered, bejeweled books in the priceless library, and stop the men behind both while there is still time....

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“Gayle Lynds is one of the best suspense writers in the world. The Book of Spies is a completely unique work, but for the purpose of inciting all of you to read it, let me say Da Vinci Code meets Bourne Identity – which happens to be completely accurate.”
— James Patterson
 

“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.”
— Jeffery Deaver
 
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