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Ex-Libris: A Novel

ISBN13: 9780802733573
ISBN: 0802733573
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $24.95
Publisher: Walker & Company
Published Date:
Edition 1st
Pages: 400
Average Goodreads rating: 3.25/5 (49 ratings)

Isaac Inchbold, the asthmatic proprietor of Nonsuch Books on London Bridge, is an unassuming hero, drawn into a dangerous game of duplicity and intrigue when he is asked to track down an elusive manuscript in the summer of 1660. The Labyrinth of the World, marked with the ex-libris of intrepid collector Sir Ambrose Plessington, may be a little-known Hermetic text, a map of the lost city of El Dorado, or a heretical document capable of causing vast political upheaval. It is also being sought by a menacing trio of men in black, whom Inchbold must outwit to survive. King (Domino; Brunelleschi's Dome) has created a literary historical thriller in the vein of The Name of the Rose.