Księga powietrza i cieni

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Czy Szekspira też da się podrobić? Gdzie został ukryty manuskrypt nieznanej sztuki Szekspira? Na tle popularnych tzw. thrillerów szekspirowskich powieść Grubera wyróżnia się fascynującą fabułą, formą i bogactwem refleksji o dawnym i współczesnym świecie. Z jednej strony jest to barwny thriller historyczny o samym Szekspirze, szpiegowanym przez swych wrogów. Z drugiej – całkiem współczesny kryminał, którego bohaterem jest Jake Mishkin, prawnik przypadkowo wciągnięty w gigantyczną i niebezpieczną aferę wokół odnalezienia rękopisu sprzed czterystu lat. Trzeci z misternie ze sobą powiązanych wątków to romans pewnego miłośnika kina (także polskiego!) z tajemniczą introligatorką, też szukającą manuskryptu… Doskonała, inteligentna, jedyna w swoim rodzaju zabawa!


Night Of The Jaguar

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Science and mysticism, nature and greed collide in this mind-bending, compulsively readable thriller from the author of Tropic of Night and Valley of Bones , hailed by the Washington Post as "miracles of intelligent fiction… among the essential novels of recent years." Deep in the jungles of Colombia, an American priest is shot dead in his makeshift church. A few weeks later an Indian shaman called Moie arrives in south Florida, armed only with a bag of totems and the fearsome power of Jaguar, his god. In Miami, retired detective Jimmy Paz, his wife, and his seven-year-old daughter are plagued by dreams of giant jungle cats that haunt both their sleeping and waking hours. When affluent Miami businessmen begin to die in gruesome fashion, the local police are baffled by the lack of clues – other than the massive, catlike footprints that appear at the scene of each murder. They turn to Paz, famous throughout the city for cracking open two previous, impossible-to-solve cases, and for reasons…


The Book of Air and Shadows

Жанр: Иностранная литература

A distinguished Shakespearean scholar found tortured to death… A lost manuscript and its secrets buried for centuries… An encrypted map that leads to incalculable wealth… The Washington Post called Michael Gruber's previous work "a miracle of intelligent fiction and among the essential novels of recent years." Now comes his most intellectually provocative and compulsively readable novel yet. 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…


The Forgery of Venus

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Chaz Wilmot is a painter born outside his time. He possesses a virtuosic command of the techniques of the old masters. He can paint like Leonardo, Goya, Gainsborough-artists whose works sell for millions-but this style of painting is no longer popular, and he refuses to shape his talent to fit the fashion of the day. So Wilmot makes his living cranking out parodies for ads and magazine covers. A break comes when an art dealer obtains for him a commission to restore a Venetian palace fresco by the eighteenth-century master Tiepolo, for a disreputable Italian businessman. Once there, Wilmot discovers that it is not a restoration but a re-creation, indeed a forgery. At first skeptical of the job, he then throws himself into the creative challenge and does the job brilliantly. No one can tell the modern work from something done more than two hundred years ago. This feat attracts the attention of Werner Krebs, an art dealer with a dark past and shadier present who becomes Wilmot's friend and…


The Good Son

Жанр: Иностранная литература

New York Times bestselling author Michael Gruber, a member of "the elite ranks of those who can both chill the blood and challenge the mind" (The Denver Post), delivers a taut, multilayered, riveting novel of suspense Somewhere in Pakistan, Sonia Laghari and eight fellow members of a symposium on peace are being held captive by armed terrorists. Sonia, a deeply religious woman as well as a Jungian psychologist, has become the de facto leader of the kidnapped group. While her son Theo, an ex-Delta soldier, uses his military connections to find and free the victims, Sonia tries to keep them all alive by working her way into the kidnappers' psyches and interpreting their dreams. With her knowledge of their language, her familiarity with their religion, and her Jungian training, Sonia confounds her captors with her insights and beliefs. Meanwhile, when the kidnappers decide to kill their captives, one by one, in retaliation for perceived crimes against their country, Theo races against the…