English Summary/英文概要： In sixteenth-century London, Marlowe embarks on his final intelligence assignment, hoping to find his missing muse, as well as the culprits behind a high-stakes smuggling scheme.
In present-day New York, grad student turned private eye Kate Morgan is called in on an urgent matter. One of her firm’s top clients, a London-based financier, has chanced upon a mysterious manuscript that had been buried for centuries—one that someone, somewhere is desperate to steal. What secret lurks in those yellowed, ciphered pages? And how, so many years later, could it drive someone to kill?
As Kate sets off for England, she receives a second assignment. An enigmatic art dealer has made an eleven-million-dollar purchase from an Iranian intelligence officer. Is it a black-market antiquities deal, or something far more sinister? Like Marlowe, Kate moonlights as a spy—her P.I. firm doubles as an off-the-books U.S. intelligence unit—and she is soon caught like a pawn in a deadly international game. As The Intelligencer’s interlocking narratives race toward a stunning collision, and Kate closes in on the truth behind Marlowe’s sudden death, it becomes clear that she may have sealed a similar fate for herself.
Propelling us from the shadows of the sixteenth-century underworld to the glitter of Queen Elizabeth’s court, from the dark corridors of a clandestine American op-center to the cliffs of Capri, The Intelligencer is at once a murder mystery, a tale of poetic inspiration, and a richly detailed foray into parallel worlds of espionage and political intrigue separated by centuries.
Review From Intelligence Professionals
“An artful and ingenious blend of Elizabethan history and twenty-first century espionage by a gifted and insightful observer of the age-old dark side of intelligence.”
former Acting Director for Operations at the CIA)
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 故事由发生在16世纪和现代社会的故事穿插进行。主角之一的Christopher Marlowe兼具剧作家、诗人、间谍多重身份。另一个主角是现代人Kate Morgan, 他是美国常青藤名校毕业，是个私家侦探。
非常精彩的悬疑小说，另有7小时的CD语音文件。朗读者为Alfred Molina和 Jan Maxwell 。语音极其清晰标准，是英语爱好者难得的学习好资料。
阿尔弗雷德·莫利纳(Alfred Molina)讲述发生在伊丽莎白时代的故事。他已经在影视圈里摸爬滚打了25年，演过很多重要角色，除了〈浓情巧克力〉、〈不羁夜〉（Boogie Nights）等片，也曾在《弗里达》中扮演过弗里达的画家丈夫里维拉和〈蝙蝠侠2〉中演过“章鱼博士”。作为影视圈里摸爬滚打了已有25年之久的老演员，莫利纳对从古典戏剧到主流喜剧的各种类型影片中的角色都很擅长。他是个载誉盛多的演员：曾获过托尼奖提名、获过“戏剧艺术奖”（Drama Desk Award）和外圈剧评人奖（Outer Critics Circle Award）
Jan Maxwell 她扮演剧中的Kate Morgan.
Jan Maxwell算得上是百老汇的老演员了。她出演过玩偶屋（A Doll’s House）,音乐之声（ The Sound of Music）, 晚餐会（The Dinner Party）, 在卢纳萨跳舞（Dancing at Lughnasa ）和天使之城（ City of Angels Off）-Broadway, Ms. Maxwell 常在曼哈顿剧场俱乐部、肯尼迪中心、巡回剧团演出。她电视表演方面的名声也不错，参与的有Law & Order 和PBS’s AIDS: Changing the Rules.
||About the Author/作者介绍： Leslie Silbert:Renaissance scholar and private investigator has parlayed her experiences into one of the most captivating thrillers to come along in years. Her boss, a 32-year veteran of the CIA, calls The Intelligencer “an artful and ingenious blend of Elizabethan history and twenty-first century espionage,” and award-winning novelist, David Liss, praises it as “impressively learned and absorbingly entertaining…a fast-paced, engaging, and witty thriller.”
Leslie graduated from Harvard College in 1998 with a degree in the History of Science.