Author: Katherine Neville
Book title: The Fire
Narrator: Nebojša Skenderi [Neboysha]
Duration: 16 hours and 51 minute
No. of pages in black print: 396
Place and year of publishing: Novi Sad, 2010.
About the book:
The Fire, the newest novel by Katherine Neville, an American bestseller author, is a sequel to cult novel The Eight, one of the most successful and influential thrillers of all times. The Fire continues the events twenty years after those in The Eight. Chess game, in which people are figures, continues. Alexandra Solarin, a former chess championess, is summoned home to her family’s ancestral Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother’s birthday. Thirty years ago, her parents, Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, believed that they had scattered the pieces of the Montglane Service around the world, burying with them the secrets of the power that comes with possessing it. But Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing and that a series of strategically placed clues, followed swiftly by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious assortment of house guests, indicates that something sinister is afoot. When she inadvertently discovers from her aunt, the chess grandmaster Lily Rad, that the most powerful piece of Charlemagne’s service has suddenly resurfaced and the Game has begun again, Alexandra is swept into a journey that takes her from Colorado to the Russian wilderness and at last into the heart of her own hometown: Washington D.C. Blending exquisite prose and captivating history with nonstop suspense, Neville again weaves an unforgettable story of peril, action, and intrigue.