The Book of Spies
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2010
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes
Eva Blake, a rare-book expert and conservator, was imprisoned for a drunk-driving accident that she doesn’t remember—one that resulted in the death of her husband, an even more famous rare-book expert. She is freed from prison by CIA undercover agent Tucker Andersen in exchange for her help and expertise on the Library of Gold, a legendary collection of books lost to the world for over a century. Sent to an exhibit on the Library of Gold at the British Museum, Eva sees the one person she never expected to see again: her dead husband, Charles. After Charles first flees, then tries to kill her, Eva finds herself in the midst of several powerful, secret forces who either want her dead or want to use her to find the missing Library of Gold. The only person unequivocally on her side is Judd Ryder, who is seeking the people responsible for his father’s death.
“The pace is unrelenting and the villains unbelievably efficient and prescient…The story is tense and exciting…Kate Reading wrings every last drop of drama from the story; she handles the characterizations exceedingly well, creates plausible female and male characters of all age and accents, and keeps her audience enraptured.”—Publishers Weekly (audio review)