Book review: The Map
BOOK: The Map
AUTHOR: T.S. Learner
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins Publishers Aust
IF secret scrolls, espionage, labyrinths and mysteries stretching back centuries are the right ingredients for you, then The Map should prove a thrilling read.
After the huge success of Sphinx, T.S. Learner has delivered another rollicking story that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page.
The Map is set in London in 1953 when an ancient chronicle comes to light. August Winthrop, an Oxford scholar and Spanish Civil War enthusiast, is persuaded to return the 17th century book to the Basque family who has been safeguarding it for centuries.
August is quickly swept up in solving the mystery of the chronicle and faces dangerous opponents, including occultists who believe it contains secrets that will enable their society to reach out further into the darkness.
Even his own government has MI5 hot on his tail and is accusing him of being a Soviet Spy.
The Map is a fast-paced action thriller that should be sought out by lovers of the spy genre and authors such as Dan Brown or John Le Carre.