The Amber Room (Steve Berry) soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: New York: Ballantine Books, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: The Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man: an entire room forged of exquisite amber, from its four massive walls to its finely crafted furniture. But it is also the subject of one of historys most intriguing mysteries. Originally commissioned in 1701 by Frederick I of Prussia, the Room was later perfected in Tsarskoe Selo, the Russian imperial city. In 1941, German troops invaded the Soviet Union, looting everything in their wake and seizing the Amber Room. When the Allies began the bombing of Germany in August 1944, the Room was hidden. And despite the best efforts of treasure hunters and art collectors from around the world, it has never been seen again.
Now, two powerful men have set their best operatives loose in pursuit, and the hunt has begun once more
Life is good for Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler. She loves her job and her kids, and she remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul. But everything changes when her father, a man who survived the horrors of World War II, dies under strange circumstances and leaves behind clues to a secret he kept his entire life a secret about something called the Amber Room.
Desperate to know the truth about her fathers suspicious dealings, Rachel takes off for Germany, with Paul close behind. Shortly after arriving, they find themselves involved with a cast of shadowy characters who all claim to share their quest. But as they learn more about the history of the treasure they seek, Rachel and Paul realize theyre in way over their heads. Locked in a treacherous game with ruthless professional killers and embroiled in a treasure hunt of epic proportions, Rachel and Paul suddenly find themselves on a collision course with the forces of power, evil, and history itself.Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Quarter-bound Black on Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 389 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of the crop in my Fiction Author: B catalogue?