Novelist and Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman pens the tale of a centuries-old mystery of hidden family secrets and a book that may or may not exist. Codex thrills with spellbinding intrigue and Grossman's skillful handling of his fully drawn characters. Edward Wozny has a few weeks of downtime in New York before traveling to England to accept a prestigious new job. After years of hustling his way up the corporate ladder, the last thing he expects on his vacation is to be asked to uncrate and catalog a dusty book collection for a mysterious client. But as he becomes more and more obsessed with locating a highly prized book rumored to be part of the collection, implications spill out that could ruin his shadowy client and cast his own life in jeopardy. Codex draws readers deeper and deeper into its wildly imaginative world while offering fascinating insight into the pursuit of ancient texts.