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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leslie Silbert Narrator: Jan Maxwell, Alfred Molina Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On May 30, 1593, London's most popular playwright was stabbed to death. The royal coroner ruled that Christopher Marlowe was killed in self-defense, but historians have long suspected otherwise, given his role as an "intelligencer" in the queen's secret service.

In sixteenth-century London, Marlowe embarks on his final intelligence assignment, hoping to find the culprits behind a high-stakes smuggling scheme.

In present-day New York, grad student turned private eye Kate Morgan is called in on an urgent matter. One of her firm's top clients, a London-based financier, has chanced upon a mysterious manuscript that had been buried for centuries -- one that someone is desperate to steal. What secret lurks in those yellowed ciphered pages? And how, so many years later, could it drive someone to kill?

As Kate sets off for England, she received a second assignment. An enigmatic art dealer has made an eleven million-dollar purchase from an Iranian intelligence officer. Is it a black-market antiquities deal, or something far more sinister? Like Marlowe, Kate moonlights as a spy -- her P.I firm doubles as an off-the-books U.S. intelligence unit -- and she is soon caught like a pawn in a deadly international game. As The Intelligencer's interlocking narratives race toward a stunning collision, and Kate closes in on the truth behind Marlowe's sudden death, it becomes clear that she may have sealed a similar fate for herself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is terrific. Think Shakespeare In Love meets James Bond.”

    Lee Child

  • “Cool and glamorous and witty…keeps us guessing all the way.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Delightfully literate…a cracking good page-turner.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “The tale moves at a refreshing clip, and Silbert provides plenty of engaging backstory about Elizabethan history.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 2005 Dilys Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Isabelle | 2/18/2014

    " It was really complicated trying to keep track of all the characters in this book. I don't know if the author intended to do a sequel with some of the same characters but there was way too many extraneous ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon Barbre | 2/4/2014

    " A very interesting view of Christopher Marlowe "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Betty | 2/2/2014

    " If you liked The Da Vinci Code, you will like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mel E | 1/28/2014

    " It was ok. Not the best I've read and not terribly exciting. "

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