Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cool Summer Reads

Ahh, summer...time to kick back and spend lazy days in the shade reading. If you're looking for something to take to the beach, here's just the ticket. In fact, this is the first book I've read in quite a while that's kept me up way past my bedtime!

Mitch Silver's debut thriller may be a little over the top, but it packs such an entertaining punch. He cleverly links up the mysteries behind the abdication of King Edward VIII and his romance with Wallis Simpson, World War II intrigue, and the death of Princess Diana.

Yale history professor Amy Greenberg travels to Dublin to clear out a safety deposit box belonging to her late grandfather. Inside is an unpublished manuscript by James Bond creator Ian Fleming professing to disclose a deep dark secret of the British government. As she reads the words of the wartime spymaster, corpses begin to pile up and Amy begins to fear for her own life.

Chapters alternate between Fleming's decades-old revelations and Amy's race to outrun the agents determined to silence her and steal the document. Before long, you will be wondering where historical facts end and fiction begins.
Put IN SECRET SERVICE at the top of your summer reading list!

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