Ghost Image: A Sophie Medina Novel

Scribner. Apr. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9781451659375. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781451659443. M
As a freelance photojournalist, Sophie Medina gets the chance to hobnob with some of the biggest players in Washington, DC, from the safety of behind her camera. But when she stumbles upon the body of her friend, Br. Kevin Boyle, at his Franciscan monastery, the story hits closer to home. Already thrust unwillingly into the public eye as the wedding photographer for a senator's daughter and an Austrian nobleman, Sophie discovers an even bigger secret when, while sorting through Kevin's effects, she finds an antique botany book that her friend, a vocal environmental advocate, had recently acquired. The book and its treasure map-like contents ensnare Sophie in a dangerous game that takes her from the archives at the Smithsonian to the vast underground Seed Bank outside of London, all while trying to outrun a shadowy group that wants to obtain the book and won't think twice about killing—again—to get it.
VERDICT First introduced in 2013's Multiple Exposure, Sophie is a tough, relatable heroine, and with her unconventional job—not to mention her ex-spy husband

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