Book Club

August 2020 - House of Spies

I don’t know about you all, but I am desperate to start traveling again! As COVID is still here and all of us are staying close to home, this month's book will take us on an armchair journey to London, Saint-Tropez and Casablanca! House of Spies by Daniel Silva is an exciting and fast-paced book that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end. And truthfully, couldn’t we all use a little excitement these days?

I have missed y'all and look forward to seeing all of you this month in person at the store (if that changes, we will of course let you know). Stay well and healthy, and as always, keep washing those hands!

House of Spies Daniel Silva















Here are the details:
Where: Lavender Hill Designs
When: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Book: House of Spies by Daniel Silva 






A heart-stopping tale of suspense, Daniel Silva’s runaway bestseller, The Black Widow, was one of 2016’s biggest novels. Now, in House of Spies, Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge – determined to hunt down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin.  

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. 

The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel’s enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel, likewise, turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West. Together, under Gabriel’s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.

Written in seductive and elegant prose, the story moves swiftly from the glamour of Saint-Tropez to the grit of Casablanca and, finally, to an electrifying climax that will leave readers breathless long after they turn the final page.  

This book is available on Amazon, Kindle, at Barnes and Noble, or you can stop by the store for a copy!

If you can’t make a book club meeting that’s fine. There’s always next month!

If you are planning to attend, please R.S.V.P to or (843) 352-7042. 

I hope everyone stays well and heathy until our next meeting. Keep social distancing and washing those hands!

Remember…Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures anyone can have!

Happy reading!
~ Tracey 

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