Alexander Short is a stylish young reference librarian.
With his job in jeopardy and his marriage coming apart, Alexander meets the improbably named Henry James Jesson III, a book-lover who hires the librarian for some after-hours research.
His task: to complete a cabinet of curiosities chronicling the life of a mysterious eighteenth-century inventor.
As the investigation heats up, Alexander realizes there are many more secrets lurking in Jesson's cloistered world than those found inside his elegant Manhattan town house...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 06/02/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099436850