It opened with a bang and kept me glued to the book until the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who is up for a fast paced spy novel or anyone who enjoys learning more about world history as they are taken on a dangerous joyride. Later, she was an editor with at a government. Good guys and bad guys are piling up dead everywhere. Judd Ryder is a one-time spy with a troubled past. No es que la historia sea mala, sino que no tiene muchas revelaciones que hicieran decir: ¡wow! I have to say this book about a historical library of gold and one of its legendary volumes--The Book of Spies--left me unimpressed.
Certainly intriguing, at first, with the hidden Library of Gold, the smuggled message, the woman who went to prison for killing her husband sprung to find out more, the son of a murdered billionaire and former military intelligence officer out to find out what happened. Soon she began writing literary short stories, which were published in literary journals, and at the same time in what some considered schizophrenic, she also wrote male pulp novels in the Nick Carter and Mack Bolan series. Scenes where there is a lot of action get skipped over; so that entire paragraphs get dedicated to the food they are eating, the wine they are drinking or the clothing they are wearing but hardly any description about the actual action. I'm giving this a 4 for enjoyment, although plausibility would rate a 2. There is also a contact link on every page as well in case you ever need extra help. This book took all those little details I loved and made them boring and monotonous. Eva's husband, however, was the recent librarian, and he prepared clues for Eva so she could find the place and share its glory to the world.
They would do anything to keep the location of the library secret. While it has lots of historical facts and wonderful quotes the characters just didn't come alive. Alan is an actor and filmmaker, who has been working professionally in television, theatre and film for over 25 years. Her books are published in over 20 countries. You can also use it to discover new books to read and learn more about books.
There was also the usual hint of romance or at least intrigue. Sheldon, a long-time resident of Maine. Racing from London to Rome, Istanbul to Athens, these desperate treasure hunters must find the library - before its keepers find them. Gayle officially began her writing career as a reporter for The Arizona Republic, where a series of her investigative pieces made such an impact that they led to changes in state legislation. For her, the university was a lively petri dish of books, writing, and adventure. Now only the tenth member — the director himself — remained. Das hat mich schon bei vielen anderen Thrillern gestört, aber Gayle Lynds Figuren holen sich auch mal blutige Nasen.
I'm not sure if the descriptions contributed to my next thought, but the book also lacked pace where it should have been full of it. This far fetched and gripping story is built around a collection of facts and legends concerning the library of gold bound ancient manuscripts last seen under the rule of Ivan the Terrible in Russia in the 16th century. Eva Blake turned out to be a worthy companion and she learned fast how to be a spy. Protected by kings, potentates, czars and powerful men who saved it for themselves alone to enjoy. A sure sign of Lynds greatness is her ability to create amazingly vivid imagery making it effortless for me to share in the beauty of her modern day version of the Library. Judd Ryder is a one-time spy with a troubled past.
They want their book back and they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. The plotline lacks the depth of Dan Brown's stories and the Gayle Lynds writing isn't quite as eloquent. The finale was the tournament, in which each tested the librarian with a research question. Ivan created a network of catacombs below the Kremlin 12 stories deep. Both have nothing to lose, except their lives. An avid reader, I find myself fussier when it comes to books that fall under the genre of historical fiction and admit that I am certainly harder to please in this arena.
Based on a real, yet mysterious library created more than 600 years ago by the Byzantine emperors, the Library of Gold surfaces in the 21st Century. She also co-founded International Thriller Writers with David Morrell. I listened to the recorded book. With Robert Ludlum, she created the Covert-One series and wrote three of the novels. One cool thing you can do with Bookshelves is see which other members have read or want to read a certain book. The book starts when a young library archivist Eva is found guilty of killing her husband in an automobile accident.
In my opinion, the bar is set much higher when bits and pieces of fact are woven into the fabric of the storyline with the largest challenge for the author being believability. For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican have tried to locate Ivan the Terrible's magnificent Library of Gold - a fabled archive of gilded, bejewelled scripts and lost knowledge dating back to the ancient Greeks. Now one volume, The Book of Spies, has surfaced, and along with it a shadowy cabal. You've got to be kidding. No, Gayle Lynds seriously expects us to follow the inept and murderous doings of a secret society devoted to their impossibly rare book collection.
Insgesamt kann ich Das Buch des Verrats jedem Thrillerfan nur empfehlen!!! We might not be fighting over a book covered in diamonds and gold but still today we fight over control and power in politics, religion and personal freedoms. Now they have collaborated on three short stories. My sister reckons I can find bookshops by smell -- maybe they should take me to Russia to try and sniff out Ivan the Terrible's library. The action in the book is very fast, hop scotching around the world we should only be so lucky to be able to bypass and manipulate airports and security , involving a host of wonderful characters, quirks of the financial world, links to terrorism and much more. Bevor Ryder jedoch Einzelheiten erzählen kann, wird er erschossen. Grippingly paced, poignant, surprising with every turn of the page, this novel stunned me. The Book of Spies is my favorite book of the year.
The beginning of the novel is filled with detailed description that slowly peters out as the conclusion approaches leaving the reader feeling cheated and unsatisfied. Al leer el argumento me dejó fascinada y llena de curiosidad por leer el libro completo. Overall, a book that could have been so much better if the writing had flowed better and the plot engineered to at least feel a bit more plausible instead of jumping about all over the place trying to cram as many locations and plot devices in as possible. Part of the plot does involve change of image but the descriptions just felt superfluous. There was also the usual hint of romance or at least intrigue. The tension heightened as he mulled.