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The Book of Air and Shadows - A Novel

Michael Gruber

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

18h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

43:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

55:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

53:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

57:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

46:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:05:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:04:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:01:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

56:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

55:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

47:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

47:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:02:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

55:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:27