The Book of Air and Shadows is a
veritable joy. A literary thriller (quite literally) which is
smart enough to get the mental cogs whirring, with a depth of
characterization rare in a thriller but with an action quotient
more than high enough to keep one up late into the night.
Much of the tale is narrated by intellectual property lawyer Jake Mishkin, who we meet in the opening pages as he waits alone at a friend's property, well off the beaten track, for the bad guys to catch up with him. Considering that this is a book about books and our rambling narrator is a lawyer specializing in a somewhat dry and usually far from dangerous field, it is a happy moment for the reader to discover that Jake is a weight-lifter good enough to have competed in the Olympics, and that his father is a well-connected mob ...
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