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The Book of Air and Shadows (Library Edition)

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ISBN13: 9781400134496
ISBN10: 1400134498
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"Tap-tapping the keys and out come the words on this little screen, and who will read them I hardly know. I could be dead by the time anyone actually gets to read them, as dead as, say, Tolstoy. Or Shakespeare. Does it matter, when you read, if the person who wrote still lives?"

These are the words of Jake Mishkin, whose seemingly innocent job as an intellectual property lawyer has put him at the center of a deadly conspiracy and a chase to find a priceless treasure involving William Shakespeare. As he awaits a killer—or killers—unknown, Jake writes an account of the events that led to this deadly endgame, a frantic chase that began when a fire in an antiquarian bookstore revealed the hiding place of letters containing a shocking secret, concealed for four hundred years. In a frantic race from New York to England and Switzerland, Jake finds himself matching wits with a shadowy figure who seems to anticipate his every move. What at first seems like a thrilling puzzle waiting to be deciphered soon turns into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, where no one—not family, not friends, not lovers—is to be trusted.

Moving between twenty-first-century America and seventeenth-century England, The Book of Air and Shadows is a modern thriller that brilliantly re-creates William Shakespeare's life at the turn of the seventeenth century and combines an ingenious and intricately layered plot with a devastating portrait of a contemporary man on the brink of self-discovery...or self-destruction.

Synopsis:

Moving between twenty-first-century America and seventeenth-century England, The Book of Air and Shadows is a modern thriller that brilliantly re-creates William Shakespeare's life at the turn of the seventeenth century and combines an ingenious and intricately layered plot with a devastating portrait of a contemporary man on the brink of self-discovery...or self-destruction.

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

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Sea Change, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by Sea Change)
A cracking good story, fast-paced yet with masterfully-drawn characters. Great economy of words, each chosen for maximum effect! Several threads alternate to increase suspense. Will Shakespeare was quite a guy, as are the modern-day heroes and villains. All flawed but compelling. Dare I say it would make three splendid movies?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400134496
Author:
Gruber, Michael
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Hoye, Stephen
Read:
Hoye, Stephen
Author:
Hoye, Stephen
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Lost literature.
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.9 x 6.9 x 1.8 in 1.1 lb
Media Run Time:
080

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"Synopsis" by , Moving between twenty-first-century America and seventeenth-century England, The Book of Air and Shadows is a modern thriller that brilliantly re-creates William Shakespeare's life at the turn of the seventeenth century and combines an ingenious and intricately layered plot with a devastating portrait of a contemporary man on the brink of self-discovery...or self-destruction.
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