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book-of-spies-gayle-lynds1Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Spymaster, The Coil, Masquerade, and Mosaic has released The Book of Spies (St. Martin’s Press, March 2010), the first novel in her new thriller series.  Signed first editions of The Book of Spies are available at VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com).

The Library of Gold is not your average local library-it’s a long-lost archive containing gold-covered, bejeweled books dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks.  The Book of Spies-one of the volumes from the Library of Gold-has surfaced and along with it the secret book club that owns the legendary Library of Gold.  The club consists of a league of the world’s most powerful men – men who will do anything to achieve their aims and protect their interests.

When the CIA discovers a connection between the legendary library and a bank account linked to terrorists, they turn to rare books curator Eva Blake for help.  Soon an attempt is made on Eva’s life. Determined not only to survive but to uncover… the truth, Eva turns to the only person she can trust-Judd Ryder, a former intelligence agent with his own agenda.  Together, Judd and Eva embark on an international adventure from London to Rome, Istanbul, and Athens.  Somehow they must do what no one else has been able to do – find the library and stay alive.


James Rollins, NY Times bestseller of The Doomsday Key says:  “Lynds has long been a master of espionage, but with this book she proves that true masters only get better over time.”

“A modern classic … Rich with history, breathtaking in plot and pacing, ripe with living, breathing characters we truly care about – or utterly fear – The Book of Spies will consume you from page one.” – Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author of The Bone Collector and Speaking in Tongues.


While writing The Book of Spies, Lynds used the names of some her readers who make appearances in the book as criminals, corpses, and heroes.  Also appearing in the book is Gayle’s friend, NY Times bestselling author Douglas Preston, who asked to be a villain.


Lynds began her writing career as a reporter for The Arizona Republic.  Later she was an editor with rare Top Secret security clearance at a government think tank — where she was inspired.  Her first novel Masquerade was a NY Times bestseller.  Lynds is also the coauthor with Robert Ludlum of three bestselling Covert-One novels – Altman One, The Hades Factor, and The Paris Option.  A member of the Association for Intelligence Officers, Gayle Lynds cofounded International Thriller Writers with David Morrell in 2004.

Gayle Lynds was born in Nebraska, raised in Iowa, and now lives in Southern California.  She has four grown up children.

Signed first editions novels from all authors mentioned in this article, as well as many others, are available at VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com).