Apr 072010

THE BOOK OF SPIES is the opening book in Gayle’s first spy series and stars two brand-new, fascinating characters – intelligence officer Judd Ryder and rare books curator Eva Blake. Keep visiting Gayle’s website for more information, or to receive news first, sign up for her periodic newsletter.

To whet your reading appetite, here’s a taste of the excitement to come: For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican have tried to locate Ivan the Terrible’s magnificent Library of Gold. Now one of the volumes, The Book of Spies, has surfaced, and along with it the 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. Somehow the CIA must do what no one else has been able to do – find the library and stop them.

The Library Journal’s * starred review has this to say:
“A master of the espionage thriller … a thrilling, spy-laden, history-rich page-turner.”

James Rollins, New York Time bestseller of The Doomsday Key says:
“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.”

Publishers’ Weekly says this:
“Complicated, appealing characters complement the satisfying, conspiracy-laden plot that smoothly moves throughout Europe at breakneck speed.”

Times-Argus recently gave Gayle this review:
“The Book of Spies” is a riveting novel that never lets up.

The Big Thrill webzine gave Gayle this wonderful write-up:
The writing was so fast, the action so believable, and the characters so realistic, I forgot I was reading.

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