Cotton Malone
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  • 1
    The Templar Legacy | Steve Berry

    The Templar Legacy

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    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

    Overall, a good read

    The Templar Legacy is an interesting mix of history, speculation, religion, and thriller. The reader has to be ready to suspend some disbelief: the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 10 2006 by Jane (Kremmling, CO, USA)
  • 2
    The Alexandria Link: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Alexandria Link: A Novel

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    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives to lead the life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: "You have something I want. You're the only person on earth who knows where to find it. If I don't hear from you, you will be childless." His ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped, and it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want: the lost library of Alexandria.

    Very Entertaining

    Before I got this book I read the reviews, first this narrator is just fine I foud this very easy to listen to. The subject matter may challenge your..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2007 by Glenda (Burley, ID, United States)
  • 3
    The Venetian Betrayal: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Venetian Betrayal: A Novel

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    Locating Alexander the Great's final resting place, unknown to this day, remains a tantalizing goal for archaeologists and treasure hunters - as well as a cunning despot with the single-minded desire to surpass Alexander as history's ultimate conqueror. Cotton Malone, former U.S. Justice Department agent turned rare-book dealer, learns from his friend, Cassiopeia Vitt, that a suspicious blaze was part of a campaign of arson masking a diabolical plan to find Alexander's grave - and a miraculous serum.

    Ok, not great

    A dictator, obsessed with Alexander the Great wants to find a cure for AIDS to help her dying lover. She also has amassed a sizable collection of viru..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2008 by W (Marina, CA, United States)
  • 4
    The Charlemagne Pursuit: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Charlemagne Pursuit: A Novel

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    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    As a child, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone was told his father died in a submarine disaster in the North Atlantic. But now he wants the full story. He asks his ex-boss, Stephanie Nelle, to secure the military files. What he learns stuns him: His father's sub was a secret nuclear vessel lost on a highly classified mission beneath the ice shelves of Antarctica. But Malone isn't the only one after the truth.

    Another classic Steve Berry complexity

    Berry's novels are generally complex and follow a predictable, yet enjoyable, roadmap. This is no exception, with well researched characters and plot ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 23 2009 by Matthew (SEATTLE, WA, United States)
  • 5
    The Paris Vendetta: A Cotton Malone Novel | Steve Berry

    The Paris Vendetta: A Cotton Malone Novel

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    • By Steve Berry
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    When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?

    Excellent novel

    This is perhaps Berry's best effort in the Cotton Malone series. Thrilling from the get go, most of the story takes place in France during the present..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2009 by Paul (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
  • 5.5
    The Balkan Escape (Short Story): A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure | Steve Berry

    The Balkan Escape (Short Story): A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure

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    As a favor to enigmatic billionaire Henrik Thorvaldsen, Cassiopeia Vitt treks into Bulgaria's Rila mountains in search of a buried stash of exceedingly rare artifacts from a bygone civilization: the ancient tomb of a Thracian king. But when her presence is discovered by a shadowy group of Russians secretly mining the area, she needs a way out. Who to trust becomes the question, and her life depends on choosing the right option.

    Don't waste a credit; so short, like a chapter

    As much as I've come to love the works of Steve Berry, for the rich, in-depth historical perspective he chooses to plant his hypothetical mysteries. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2011 by Judith (Naples, FL, United States)
  • 6
    The Emperor's Tomb | Steve Berry

    The Emperor's Tomb

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    The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why? That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address.

    Fascinating Ride!

    A great combination of Chinese history, present Chinese political environment AND usual Cotton Malone/Casiopia Whitt action. Anyone up-to-date with c..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2011 by Jackie (Miami, FL, United States)
  • 6.5
    The Devil's Gold (Short Story) | Steve Berry

    The Devil's Gold (Short Story)

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    • By Steve Berry
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    Once he was called the Sphinx, a man so inscrutable that neither his adversaries nor fellow intelligence operatives could predict his next move. Now a contract agent with a secret mission, Jonathan Wyatt has gone rogue. For eight years he's been scheming to kill two Federal agents, whom he blames for the loss of his career. But as Wyatt prepares for a final confrontation, he makes a discovery that stretches back to the horrors of World War II, to Martin Bormann and Eva Braun and to a fortune in lost gold.

    Another view of Nazi's who escaped...

    ...to South America. The Devil's gold is a large cache of the metal supposedly brought from Europe by Martin Bormann. The conspiracy theory gets rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2016 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)
  • 7
    The Jefferson Key: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Jefferson Key: A Novel

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    Four United States presidents have been assassinated - in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963 - each murder seemingly unrelated and separated by time. But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason: a clause in the United States Constitution - contained within Article 1, Section 8 - that would shock Americans? This question is what faces former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone in his latest adventure. When a bold assassination attempt is made against President Danny Daniels in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the killing....

    Wow, what a great story

    Warning! Do no get this book unless you can afford to get locked into a story that you can't walk away from. The scenes change rapidly through a plot..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 28 2011 by Jimmy (Lubbock, TX, United States)
  • 7.5
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  • 8
    The King's Deception: A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 8 | Steve Berry

    The King's Deception: A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 8

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    Cotton Malone and his 15-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he’s stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.

    Steve Berry rewrites history. Aagain!

    I listen to Steve Berry's novels because of his fascinating reinterpretations of history, and because Scott Brick, the master of the narrating art, pr..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2016 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)
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    The King's Deception | Steve Berry

    The King's Deception

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    There is a secret from our history - 500 years old - startling in its revelations and devastating in its political impact. A secret that has, thankfully, stayed hidden. Until now. Former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone travels to England and finds himself caught in a dark conspiracy born long ago, in the time of the Tudors. Now both the CIA and MI6 seem to be competing to uncover the mystery, and for Malone, supposedly on holiday with his son, Gary, it's not just the action which comes thick and fast.

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  • 9
    The Lincoln Myth: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Lincoln Myth: A Novel

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    • By Steve Berry
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    New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely - not only in Malone’s world, but in ours. September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln.

    frustration and disappointment

    Steve Berry appeared to create a story that should have been strong and believable, however, plausibility wasn’t achieved and story line was convolute..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 31 2014 by C. A. Larson (Nebraska)
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    The Lincoln Myth | Steve Berry

    The Lincoln Myth

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    • By Steve Berry
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    September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever?

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  • 10
    The Patriot Threat: Cotton Malone | Steve Berry

    The Patriot Threat: Cotton Malone

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    • By Steve Berry
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    Audie Award, Thriller/Suspense, 2016. In an innovative new approach, Macmillan Audio and Steve Berry have produced an expanded, annotated writer’s cut audiobook edition of The Patriot Threat. The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Secrets that call in to question decades of tax collecting. There is a surprising truth to this possibility - a truth wholly entertained by Steve Berry, a top-ten New York Times best-selling writer, in his new thriller, The Patriot Threat.

    I don't like the director cut format

    This is a great story and Scott Brick, as always does an excellent job performing the story. But I found the that giving all the author notes at the e..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 26 2015 by Michael (Arvada, CO, United States)
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    The Patriot Threat | Steve Berry

    The Patriot Threat

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    A provocative thriller posing a dangerous question: what if federal income tax is illegal? The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Problems that call into question decades of tax collecting and could even bring down the US economy?

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  • 11
    The 14th Colony: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The 14th Colony: A Novel

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    • By Steve Berry
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    What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain - in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States.

    5 stars after I overcame my doubts!

    Even for Steve Berry this book contains an exceptional number of conspiracy theories concerning US history. It is certainly the most ahistorical of a..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2016 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)
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    The 14th Colony | Steve Berry

    The 14th Colony

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    • By Steve Berry
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    The explosive new Cotton Malone thriller by international best seller Steve Berry. People say the Cold War is coming back. For some it never went away. Shot down over Siberia in what was to be a simple meet-and-greet mission, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States.

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