The Givenchy Code

The Givenchy Code

eBook - 2007
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A mind-bending code spawned from the mind of a madman...or maybe just a jealous ex.
A desperate race through the cathedrals and hotels of New York City...with a teeny bit of time for shopping, it's true.
An astonishing truth concealed for years, unveiled at last...with more than a little help from a supercute new guy.

As if a recent breakup, scrounging for rent money, and lusting after designer shoes weren't enough to make graduate student Melanie Prescott's life challenging, suddenly she's practically living The Da Vinci Code. A mysterious stranger is sending obscure codes and clues her way and she soon discovers she has to solve them in order to stay alive. With stakes like that, her dissertation on "the derivation and primary characteristics of codes and ciphers used by prevailing nations during wartime" is looking a little less important than it was yesterday. Right now she's just worrying about living to see tomorrow. The only bright spot in the whole freakish nightmare is Matthew Stryker, the six-foot tall, dark, and handsome stranger who's determined to protect her. Well, that and the millions of dollars that will be her reward if she survives this deadly game. And she'd better survive. Because that's a heck of a lot of money to be able to spend on shoes and handbags and sunglasses and dresses, and, well, it's hard to be fashionable when you're dead.
Join bestselling author Julie Kenner on a heel-breaking adventure in code-breaking that will bring out the math geek and the fashionista in you.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2007
ISBN: 9781416510086
1416510087
Branch Call Number: PS3611.E665 G58 2007x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file

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JenNorwood
Nov 23, 2015

This book was intriguing. I started reading it when I read that it was about a video game come to life. It's something that could possibly happen, though I hope it doesn't. To be pulled into a game that you don't know you are playing at the beginning and not being able to stop without actually solving the codes, all the while being hunted by the other side? That would be a pretty intense change to life. I really enjoyed following Melanie in her clue cracking adventure!

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Ubalstecha
Nov 18, 2010

Julie Kenner is one of my favourite authors. She of the "Good Ghouls Do" series and the "Demon Hunting Soccer Mom" series, her writing is usually full of humour and zany actions. The Givenchy Code follows in this tradition, except it is missing the supernatural elements.

This novel finds out heroine, Melanie Prescott, stuck in another series of dead-end jobs. She is studying math and history at university and is a wizard at codes. Suddenly she is sucked into a live-action version of a on-line video game she used to play.

Hunted through the streets of New York by a mad man, Melanie must trust, Matthew Stryker, a complete (and very handsome) stranger, to help her solve the puzzles and make it through the experience alive.

This book is a nice tour of New York and run through math puzlles and theories. It was a fun read. Not going to change your life, but like most of Kenner`s work, fun.

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BooksandViolins
Aug 14, 2010

Humor, suspense and fashion!

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