The Book of Air and Shadows

The Book of Air and Shadows

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Baker & Taylor
Desperately typing out the details of a case that puts him at the center of a deadly conspiracy that could mean his imminent demise, intellectual property lawyer Jake Mishkin recounts how a bookstore fire led to the discovery of a cache of encrypted seventeenth-century letters revealing the whereabouts of one of the most valuable historical items in the world. By the author of Night of the Jaguar. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

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A fire destroys a New York City rare bookstore—and reveals clues to a treasure worth killing for. . . . A disgraced scholar is found tortured to death. . . . And those pursuing the most valuable literary find in history are about to cross from the harmless mundane into inescapable nightmare.

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Tropic of Night comes a breathtaking thriller that twists, shocks, and surprises at every turn as it crisscrosses centuries, from the glaring violence of today into the dark shadows of truth and lies surrounding the greatest writer the world has ever known.



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& Taylor

Desperately typing out the details of a case that puts him at the center of a deadly conspiracy, intellectual property lawyer Jake Mishkin recounts how a bookstore fire led to the discovery of the whereabouts of one of the most valuable historical items in the world.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061456572
9780060874476
0060874473
9780061233517
006123351X
9780060874469
0060874465
Branch Call Number: FICTION GRUBER
Characteristics: 466 p. ; 24 cm

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 10, 2017

This is a review of the first 56 pages only; that's because I only managed to slog my way through that many. Phooey on this book. Another author who is paid by the word, not the idea or story telling abilities. Way too many digressions (even the narrator admits to that), and the old manuscript in olde English was a trial as well.

Life's too short to spend on books like this.

Shakespeare buffs take note! This wonderfully written novel of intrigue and suspense is sure to keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. The story revolves around characters both past and present that become, either by design or by circumstance, deeply involved in discovering the location of a lost Shakespeare manuscript. Russian gangsters, English spies, and high profile lawyers all come to life in this smart and articulate novel by a local northwest author.

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Sharontyler
Mar 14, 2011

What started out as an intriguing topic, disintegrated into a contrived ramble.

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AliRead
Dec 20, 2010

I'm confused. I think I need to read this one again.

I really enjoyed it...BUT...found the 3 different authors confusing and literally lost the plot at the end.

While I didn't want to put it down I fell asleep reading it 4 nights in a row..very unusual

so while I really enjoyed it, not sure I can recommend it!

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