Iowa Alumni Magazine | December 2010 | Reviews

The Book of Spies

New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds is back with another great escape for espionage fans.

In The Book of Spies, the self-confessed book-lover crafts a tale of suspense and danger around a legendary lost library that used to belong to Ivan the Terrible. Now, though, this historic collection is tied to modern-day terrorists, and Lynds' heroine, rare books curator Eva Blake, has to flee for her life across Europe as she tries to unravel the mystery—and stay alive.

Described as "The Da Vinci Code meets The Bourne Identity," The Book of Spies is a stylish page-turner from an author who clearly knows her stuff. After all, Lynds—a member of the Association for Intelligence Officers and co-founder of the International Thriller Writers organization—once enjoyed top secret government clearance.