The Book of Air and Shadows: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 496 pages
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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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Praised author Gruber (Tropic of Night ) attempts to joinThe Da Vinci Code frenzy in his latest thriller, which centers on a hunt for an unknown autographed Shakespeare play. References to this play ... Read full review

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Lovers of accurate historical fiction with an air of mystery will enjoy. If you like James Patterson or think Davinci Code was a good novel, give it a pass.

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About the author (2009)

New York Times bestselling author Michael Gruber is the author of five acclaimed novels. He lives in Seattle.

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