The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert audiobook

The Intelligencer: A Novel

By Leslie Silbert
Read by Jan Maxwell and Alfred Molina

6.95 Hours 02/01/2004 Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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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A 2005 Dilys Award Finalist

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

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Author Bio: Leslie Silbert

Author Bio: Leslie Silbert

Leslie Silbert studied science and Renaissance literature before entering the secretive world of private investigation under the guidance of a former CIA officer. Using her studies and career as inspiration, she began the Kate Morgan novel series with her book Intelligencer which gained attention from numerous major publications. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English