The Book of Air and Shadows

The Book of Air and Shadows

A Novel

eBook - 2009
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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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, HarperCollins,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780061739538
Characteristics: 1 online resource (496 pages)
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NFN
Nov 21, 2017

A lightweight, sometimes entertaining, farce - okay for wasting time on a long flight. The plot gets increasingly silly as the story proceeds, so if you don't like the first hundred pages you may want to stop while you are ahead.

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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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