- For the film, see The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.
Hidden beneath the monolithic Metropolitan Public Library is a repository for mankind's greatest secrets. From the Golden Fleece to Pandora's Box every enigma and artifact from every known and unknown civilization is protected from the forces of evil who, if given the chance, would use the priceless treasures for their nefarious plans. Only one man can keep them safe: Flynn Carson -- the man known as the Librarian.
- The novel is an adaption by Christopher Tracy based on the teleplay by David N. Titcher and John Rogers.
- Flynn's surname is spelled 'Carson' here.