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About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hotshot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. His task is to search their library stacks for a precious medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons. Enlisting the help of passionate medievalist Margaret Napier, Edward is determined to solve the mystery of the codex-to understand its significance to his wealthy clients, and to decipher the seeming parallels between the legend of the codex and an obsessive role-playing computer game that has absorbed him in the dark hours of the night.

The chilling resolution brings together the medieval and the modern aspects of the plot in a twist worthy of earning comparisons to novels by William Gibson and Dan Brown, not to mention those by A. S. Byatt and Umberto Eco. Lev Grossman's Codex is a thriller of the highest order.

Synopsis:

An investment banker is sent by his firm to organize a collection of rare books for a mysterious client and realizes that there may be a medieval codex hidden among the volumes that parallels a computer game's addictive virtual reality world.

About the Author

LEV GROSSMAN is Time magazine's book critic. He has written articles for the New York Times, Salon, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York, and the Village Voice. He lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547812502
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Grossman, Lev
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050502
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 x 1.02 in 0.62 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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