I was disappointed in an earlier Steve Berry book, but I thought I would take another chance. No more. I felt like I was watching TV with someone who likes to change the channel every 3 seconds. He moved from one plot to another every other paragraph. The plot was predictable and lifeless. Critical elements were explained pages after they were first exposed to the reader. I like Scott Brick, but even he couldn't save this book.
I thought Berry did a fantastic job again in this continuing saga. If you have read the Cotton Malone series from the first installment, The Templars Legacy, then you will see that the character construction happens from the very beginning. If this is your first book with Malone in it then the character development might seem a bit lacking. I would encourage you to start over in the beginning. I enjoy his use of facts and actual places (for the most part) in his books. This one in particular was interesting to me as it is the first book in the series that stays within the confines of North America. Rich in history. I enjoyed it thoroughly!
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This story was a bit different from other Cotton Malone stories as it was set in the US. The historical perspective is the highlight of the story as it is with most Cotton Malone stories, in my opinion. These aren't riverting thrillers where you can't put the book down but they are entertaining. I'd always thought John WilkesBooth might have been part of a conspiracy........
Good story with good interaction among the already-known characters. As always, like the historical ties and their incorporation into the plot.
This is my second Steve Berry book to listen to. I enjoyed the narration by Scott Brick - I don't recall being distracted by his performance, thus it must have enhanced my experience. Mr Berry has plots within plots that keep the mind working overtime, sometimes laboriously. He reaches back into 1835 and brings the Andrew Jackson assassination attempt deep within the story line of this book. I listen to books while taking long trips and I appreciate non-abridged editions. This one kept me entertained my whole trip and then some. The hero/heroin are sometime superhuman but I would not really appreciate anything less. I recommend this book for those that like adventurous tales, especially ones that twist history into current day action.
Loved it. Interesting story, fast paced and good use of political history...but with a lot of liberty taken.
The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity. --Robert Anthony Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence. --Thomas C.
I would definitely listen to this again. It's a great story and I did enjoy it. A lot of Steve Berry books are great mysteries and fun to follow along with.
Steve Berry books always keep me on the edge of my seat - I find that his stories are very gripping!
A film would be awesome! Definitely.
I like Steve Berry books because he uses a lot of Factoids that add authenticity to the work of fiction. My favorite was the Amber Room, but this is pretty good as well. A little slow at the beginning, but still enjoyable listening. Makes my one hour commute breeze by.
Grandma who spends too much time in her car. The books keep me happy and sane!
Once again, Steve Berry has hit the nail on the head with a great adventure through American history. As always, Cotton and Cassiopeia (do I sense a romance in the making??) use their wits and wisdom to journey through a maze of clues and situations to save the day.
I particularly enjoyed this one since I am a big fan of Jefferson and have visited Monticello several times. The descriptions of the architecture are spot on!
Write quickly, Steve, I'm missing Cotton already!!