The Amber Room: A Novel of Suspense by Steve Berry

The Amber Room: A Novel of Suspense

bySteve Berry

Kobo ebook | August 26, 2003

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“A winner . . . combines the pace and style of Brown’s Da Vinci Code and the densely plotted espionage of Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon novels.”—The Florida Times-Union

Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids, but her life takes a dark turn when her father dies under strange circumstances, leaving behind clues to a secret about one of the greatest treasures ever made by man. Forged of the exquisite gem, the Amber Room inexplicably disappeared sometime during World War II. Determined to solve its mysteries, Rachel takes off for Germany with her ex-husband, Paul, close behind. Before long, they’re in over their heads. Locked into a treacherous game with professional killers, Rachel and Paul find themselves on a collision course with the forces of greed, power, and history itself.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry’s The Columbus Affair.

Praise for The Amber Room

“Compelling . . . adventure-filled . . . a fast-moving, globe-hopping tale.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Magnificently engrossing . . . pure intrigue, pure fun.”—Clive Cussler

“Thrilling . . . fast-paced, highly entertaining.”Baton Rouge Advocate

Title:The Amber Room: A Novel of SuspenseFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 26, 2003Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345469712

ISBN - 13:9780345469717

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read Good plot and enough action to keep it moving along at a decent pace.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Loved the history combined with a thriller!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Berry's Best I know that this novel was Berry's first, so i will give him a bit of a break here in my review. The protagonists were unlikeable, the action did not truly start to heat up until the very end and the whole plot was predictable. I won't ruin the ending except to say you may be better off to read another of Steve Berry's later novels which would almost assuredly be more satisfying.
Date published: 2012-05-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not his best stuff Not as satisfying as some of Berry's other works (I think it was his first novel), The Amber Room is enjoyable and did exactly what I asked of it--fill out some of my vacation with an easy read. The basic story is the mystery surrounding a present-time search for the remains of an amber room stolen by the Nazis from a Russian palace in the dying days of WWII--and more importantly, the lengths to which two wealthy art collectors will go to acquire the relics. The innocents in the story -- representing the readers' view -- are a exhusband and exwife pair who have been sucked into the intrigue because of actions by their parents in the past. Interestingly, they don't actually play a large role in the story as it plays out, but they do provide a reason to explain the back story on a regular basis so the reader doesn't get lost. As I said, The Amber Room isn't as tight as Berry's later efforts, but it satisfied a fictional itch at the beach."
Date published: 2011-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not all that great This is the worst novel by Steve Berry, and I have read all of his novels. The ending is a disappointment.
Date published: 2010-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Gem from Steve Berry At the end of the war, the Nazis plunder artwork from eveyone, including dismantling the amber room in Russia, and this has been missing ever since. You've heard me say it before, fast-action, hard to put down. And this continues with this book
Date published: 2009-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amber Room It was entertaining. I love the history and mystery about the Amber Room, but it was not a page turner for me.
Date published: 2008-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Marvellous First Novel. So far, this is still my favourite Steve Berry novel. It's a great treasure hunting story blending past history with 21st century twist intrigue. I find that his later books are much heavier in the history part. However, they are all wonderful reads because they facinate me with the depth of researches he did for every novel. The history and different intrepretations of researches are very interesting, especially the Author's Notes at the end.
Date published: 2008-06-02

From the Author

“A winner . . . combines the pace and style of Brown’s Da Vinci Code and the densely plotted espionage of Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon novels.”—The Florida Times-UnionAtlanta judge Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids, but her life takes a dark turn when her father dies under strange circumstances, leaving behind clues to a secret about one of the greatest treasures ever made by man. Forged of the exquisite gem, the Amber Room inexplicably disappeared sometime during World War II. Determined to solve its mysteries, Rachel takes off for Germany with her ex-husband, Paul, close behind. Before long, they’re in over their heads. Locked into a treacherous game with professional killers, Rachel and Paul find themselves on a collision course with the forces of greed, power, and history itself.BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry’s The Columbus Affair.Praise for The Amber Room“Compelling . . . adventure-filled . . . a fast-moving, globe-hopping tale.”—San Francisco Chronicle“Magnificently engrossing . . . pure intrigue, pure fun.”—Clive Cussler“Thrilling . . . fast-paced, highly entertaining.”—Baton Rouge Advocate