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The Intelligencer

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Leslie Silbert

Silbert brings hands-on experience as a private eye to her entertaining debut thriller, which shifts deftly between the present and the late 16th century. In 1593 Christopher Marlowe, temporarily bereft of his artistic muse, takes on his final espionage … see full wiki

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Author: Leslie Silbert
Publisher: Atria
2 reviews about The Intelligencer
review by . November 11, 2008
Picked up on a whim, and proved to be a worthy effort. Not a classic, but certainly far better than The Da Vinci Code that was on the best seller list for years.    Told in flashbacks alternating between the last week of Christopher Marlowe's life in May 1593 and modern day New York, London, and Rome, Silbert tells the story of a recently discovered set of spy secrets from Marlowe's day that may have gotten him killed for his spy work, and almost gets the modern-day heroine killed …
review by . April 12, 2004
The mystery of 16th century playwright Christopher Marlowe's premature death is at the core of this stylish and intricate literary thriller, which bounces between the present day and Marlowe's last spying assignment in 1593.New Yorker Kate Morgan, well-rounded Renaissance scholar/private eye/spy, takes on a job involving the botched burglary of a suave English financier's home. The gentleman burglar was after a 16th century book written in code, which Kate quickly determines is a collection of intelligence …
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