Tuesday, March 20, 2007

What We're Reading - The Alexandria Link

Having a BA in history with a love for suspense type fiction has always made me susceptible to writers of suspense/quest/adventure type novels. Authors like Clive Cussler, Dan Brown, etc. who weave tales of action and peril with their heroes on the move, doing battle with nefarious organizations with both sides seeking the same object/information. Who will win good or evil?

My latest read in this genre is the current best seller, The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry. Did it meet my requirements? Fast paced with your main character frequently in peril? Check! Sinister society planning evil to the world? Check! A great historical "what if"? Check! Plenty of action spanning the globe? Check!

If a search for the lost Library of Alexandria, a powerful European society that manipulates countries, political maneuverings, hit men, and a secret that the Library contains that may alter how the world perceives itself isn't enough for you...well, then this type of book and The Alexandria Link in particular is best avoided. For the rest of us, this is a perfect spring break or summertime read!

Fans may want to visit the author's website http://www.steveberry.org/

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