For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican have
tried to locate Ivan the Terrible’s magnificent Library of
Gold --- a long-missing archive containing gold-covered, bejeweled
books dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Now one of the
volumes, THE BOOK OF SPIES, has surfaced, and along with it the
highly secret book club that owns the Library of Gold. They form a
cabal of the globe’s most powerful men --- men who will do
anything to achieve their aims and protect their interests. When
the CIA discovers a connection between the legendary library and a
bank account linked to terrorists, they turn to rare books curator
Eva Blake for help. Soon an attempt is made on Eva’s life.
Determined not only to survive but to uncover the truth, Eva turns
to the only person she can trust---Judd Ryder, a former
intelligence agent with his own agenda and a troubled past.
Together, Judd and Eva embark on an international adventure from
London to Rome, Istanbul, and Athens. Somehow they must do what no
one else has been able to do --- find the library and stay
THE BOOK OF SPIES © Copyright 2011 by Gayle Lynds.
Reprinted with permission by St. Martin's Press. All rights