The Amber Room

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Ballantine Books, 2004 - Fiction - 390 pages
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Forged of the exquisite gem, the Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man–and the subject of one of history’s most intriguing mysteries. German troops invading the Soviet Union seized the Room in 1941. When the Allies bombed, the Room was hidden, and it has never been seen since. But now, the hunt has begun once more.

Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids, and remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul. But everything changes when her father dies under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind clues to a secret about something called the Amber Room. Desperate for the truth, Rachel takes off for Germany with Paul close behind. Before long, they’re in over their heads. Locked into a treacherous game with professional killers, Rachel and Paul find themselves on a collision course with the forces of greed, power, and history itself.

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This was a fun, fast read. It wasn't all that much of a mystery, though the WWII aspect was definitely interesting. The characters were pretty fun too and it's always nice to see a couple reunited in the end (though they weren't very convincing parents). As for what to read next, I'm not really sure... I could continue with the WWII aspect or read a more satisfying thriller... 

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Looking for the famed Nazi pillaged treasure and the infamous "Amber Room" stolen from Russia. Fun story.


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Steve Berry is the author of The Romanov Prophecy. He is a lawyer with more than twenty years of courtroom experience. He has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and Russia. He lives with his wife and daughter in Camden County, Georgia, and is currently working on his next novel. Visit the author on his Web site at

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