Steve Berry - Author

About the Author

Steve Berry lives on the coast in Georgia, USA, with his wife and daughter. He is a lawyer who has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and Russia. His first two novels, THE AMBER ROOM  and THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, were US bestsellers; his third, THE THIRD SECRET, was a New York Times bestseller. His books have been translated into 29 languages.

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Featured books by Steve Berry

The Lincoln Myth

The Lincoln Myth

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

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? The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century expedition across the desert met with a murderous end have been uncovered. In Washington, D.C., the official investigation of an international entrepreneur, an elder in the Mormon church, has sparked a political battle between the White House and a powerful United States senator. In Denmark, a Justice Department agent, missing in action, has fallen into the hands of a dangerous zealot-a man driven by divine visions to make a prophet's words reality. And in a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase. All it takes is a phone call from his former boss in Washington, and suddenly the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence. It's just the kind of perilous business that Malone has been trying to leave behind, ever since he retired from the Justice Department. But once he draws enemy blood, Malone is plunged into a deadly conflict-a constitutional war secretly set in motion more than two hundred years ago by America's Founding Fathers. From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim spectre of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Malone risks life, liberty, and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln-while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance.

The King's Deception

The King's Deception

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

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. When Gary disappears, Malone is forced into a race against time, as he battles to decipher a puzzle that leads him from the Middle Temple to the chapel at Windsor Castle, from an Oxford college to the sewers beneath Hampton Court. With assassins, traitors, spies, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, Malone discovers that the solution to the mystery will not only draw him into a lethal trap, but force him closer to his own troubling past. And a shocking revelation.

Other books by Steve Berry

The Jefferson Key Book 7

The Jefferson Key Book 7

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2018

The seventh explosive Cotton Malone adventure - the first to be set in America. Cotton Malone has been called on to defend his country's safety in many exotic locations around the world, often using his knowledge of history to get to the heart of mysteries and conspiracies stretching back for centuries. But never has the danger been quite so close to home. A stunning opening sets the tone of explosive action and mind-bending intrigue as Cotton battles an extraordinary group of families whose unseen influence dates back to the pages of the U.S. Constitution - and whose thirst for power is about to be satisfied by the cracking of a code devised by Thomas Jefferson himself.

The Lost Order Book 12

The Lost Order Book 12

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

'My kind of thriller' Dan Brown The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of it has ever been found. Now, two factions of the Knights want that treasure - one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into the battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, who has a personal connection to the knights. His ancestor, Angus Cotton Adams, holds the key to everything. Complicating matters are a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country. From the Smithsonian Institution to the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into a dark period of history - and a potentially even darker future.

The Bishop's Pawn

The Bishop's Pawn

Author: Steve Berry Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2018

The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry's iconic hero, Cotton Malone. History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone must reckon with what really happened on that fateful day in Memphis. It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, a young Navy lawyer trying hard not to live up to his maverick reputation, is asked by Stephanie Nelle at the Justice Department to help with an investigation. He soon discovers that the Department and the FBI are at war over a hugely valuable rare coin - and a cache of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement's greatest martyr. Malone's decision to see his first case through to the end - from the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas to the halls of power in Washington D.C. itself - not only changes his own life, but the course of history.

The Lost Order Book 12

The Lost Order Book 12

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2018

The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure - one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution - linked to the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself through an ancestor, a Confederate spy named Angus Cotton Adams, whose story holds the key to everything. Complicating matters are the political ambitions of a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a United States Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country. And while Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the past, ex-president Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a new and unexpected challenge, a threat that may cost one of them their life. From the backrooms of the Smithsonian to the deepest woods in rural Arkansas, and finally up into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into the dark past of the United States, and a potentially even darker future.

The Lost Order Book 12

The Lost Order Book 12

Author: Steve Berry Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2017

The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure - one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution - linked to the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself through an ancestor, a Confederate spy named Angus Cotton Adams, whose story holds the key to everything. Complicating matters are the political ambitions of a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a United States Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country. And while Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the past, ex-president Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a new and unexpected challenge, a threat that may cost one of them their life. From the backrooms of the Smithsonian to the deepest woods in rural Arkansas, and finally up into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into the dark past of the United States, and a potentially even darker future.

The 14th Colony Book 11

The 14th Colony Book 11

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

The electrifying new Cotton Malone thriller by international bestseller 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. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin is headed for North America to join another long-term sleeper embedded in the West. Armed with a Soviet weapon long thought to be just a myth, Zorin is aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization, the Society of Cincinnati. Past presidents used this group's military offensive - including advice on the invasion of what was to be America's 14th Colony - Canada. Inauguration Day for a new President of the U.S.A. is only hours away. Zorin's deadly plan is timed to bring about political chaos. In a race against the clock from Russia to the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront his deepest fear, a crippling weakness that he's long denied but one that now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of fact, fiction, history and speculation is all here in this fast-paced and utterly compelling new thriller.

The 14th Colony Book 11

The 14th Colony Book 11

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2017

The explosive new Cotton Malone thriller by the international bestseller 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. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin is headed for North America to join another long-term sleeper embedded in the West. Armed with a Soviet weapon long thought to be just a myth, Zorin is aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization, the Society of Cincinnati. Past presidents used this group's military offensive - including advice on the invasion of what was to be America's 14th Colony - Canada. Inauguration Day for a new President of the U.S.A. is only hours away. Zorin's deadly plan is timed to bring about political chaos. In a race against the clock from Russia to the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront his deepest fear, a crippling weakness that he's long denied but one that now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of fact, fiction, history and speculation is all here in this fast-paced and utterly compelling new thriller.

The 14th Colony Book 11

The 14th Colony Book 11

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

'Berry makes history exciting, and he has written another winner.' Daily Mail The explosive new Cotton Malone thriller by the international bestseller 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. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin is headed for North America to join another long-term sleeper embedded in the West. Armed with a Soviet weapon long thought to be just a myth, Zorin is aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization, the Society of Cincinnati. Past presidents used this group's military offensive - including advice on the invasion of what was to be America's 14th Colony - Canada. Inauguration Day for a new President of the U.S.A. is only hours away. Zorin's deadly plan is timed to bring about political chaos. In a race against the clock from Russia to the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront his deepest fear, a crippling weakness that he's long denied but one that now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of fact, fiction, history and speculation is all here in this fast-paced and utterly compelling new thriller.

14th Colony

14th Colony

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2016

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.Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th-Inauguration Day-is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He's aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization-the Society of Cincinnati-a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America's 14th colony-Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he's long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.

Codul Jefferson

Codul Jefferson

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2016

Ce ar fi daca toti cei patru presedinti americani asasinati de-a lungul timpului ar fi fost ucisi din acelasi motiv socant: o clauza din Constitutia Statelor Unite? Cand presedintele Danny Daniels este tinta unui atentat in inima Manhattan-ului, Cotton Malone, fost agent secret al Departamentului de Justitie, isi risca viata pentru a-l salva si intra astfel in conflict cu Commonwealth, o organizatie secreta infiintata in vremea Revolutiei Americane.Malone E i Cassiopeia Vitt strA bat E ara n lung E i n lat ca sA spargA cifrul secret al lui Thomas Jefferson, sA dezlege puzzle-ul lui Andrew Jackson E i sA dezgroape un document semnat de nE iE i PA rinE ii Fondatori ai naE iei E i suficient de puternic pentru a face din Commonwealth o forE A de neoprit.O intrigA ingenioasA , plinA de rA sturnA ri de situaE ie E i scene de acE iune, pe un fundal istoric care strneE te imaginaE ia cititorilor."e; - Publishers WeeklyConstituE ia americanA , coduri secrete, istorie ct cuprinde E i, n plus, piraE i! Ce altceva E i-ai mai putea dori? Codul Jefferson te va bntui nu numai cteva nopE i, ci toatA viaE a. Cotton Malone se ntoarce n cel mai nfricoE A tor loc de pe pA mnt: acasA ."e; - Brad Meltzer

Mormantul imparatului

Mormantul imparatului

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2016

Aflata in cautarea unor indicii despre disparitia fiului unui om de stiinta rus emigrat in China, Cassiopeia Vitt este rapita de un comando de mercenari. Obiectivul lor este sa puna mana pe un artefact antic pe care aceasta il sustrasese de la Pau Wen, un fost politician chinez, care a condus multa vreme cercetarile arheologice de la mormantul imparatului Qin Shi, protejat de celebra armata de teracota.Cassiopeia decide sA -l implice pe Cotton Malone, singurul care i poate salva viaE a, mA rturisind mercenarilor cA lui i ncredinE ase preE iosul obiect. Pe urmele prietenei sale, Malone descoperA n curnd cA eliberarea acesteia este doar nceputul unei aventuri pe viaE A E i pe moarte, care l va pur-ta din Danemarca n Belgia, apoi n Vietnam E i n China, un teritoriu misterios, unde pericolul pndeE te la fiecare colE .n toate cA rE ile lui Berry, documentarea este extraordinarA ... autorul reuE eE te ncA o datA sA creeze o intrigA palpitantA . Firul epic ne conduce la o confruntare de mari proporE ii a forE elor binelui E i rA ului n China, avndu-l pe Malone de partea bA ieE ilor buni. Fanii eroului aventurier nu vor fi dezamA giE i."e; - Huffington Post

The Patriot Threat Book 10

The Patriot Threat Book 10

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2016

A provocative thriller for fans of Dan Brown and David Baldacci, from the top-ten New York Times bestselling author. 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. There is a surprising truth to this possibility - a truth wholly entertained by Steve Berry in this fast-paced thriller. His protagonist, Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired. But when his former-boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files - the kind that could bring the United States to its knees. Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, and a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and suspense is 90% fact and 10% exciting speculation.

Razbunare la Paris

Razbunare la Paris

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 12/01/2016

Cu doar cateva zile inaintea Craciunului, fostul agent secret Cotton Malone se vede nevoit sa-si intrerupa traiul in anticariatul sau linistit, pentru a sari in ajutorul bunului sau prieten, miliardarul Henrik Thorvaldsen. Batranul danez este hotarat sa-si razbune fiul ucis intr-un schimb de focuri in capitala Mexicului, dar ambitia lui nu numai ca ii pune viata in pericol, ci ajunge sa scoata la iveala o adevarata conspiratie internationala. O aventura ametitoare, cu numeroase rasturnari de situatie, il poarta pe Cotton Malone intre Copenhaga, Londra si Paris, punandu-i la incercare intuitia, priceperea, dar si loialitatea. Aflat intr-o permanenta lupta cu timpul, americanul va face tot posibilul sa impiedice o serie de atacuri teroriste ce au ca tinta mai multe monumente din capitala franceza, incercand totodata sa nu-si dezamageasca cel mai bun prieten.GA sim aici toate trA sA turile distinctive ale lui Berry: anvergurA , gradaE ie, rA sturnA ri de situaE ie, istorie - E i suspans de la un capA t la altul. mi place la nebunie tipul A sta."e; - Lee ChildSteve Berry mbinA abil suspansul contemporan E i misterul istoric n cel mai recent roman cu fostul agent secret Malone acest thriller urzit cu iscusinE A ofera o mulE ime de surprize."e; - Publishers Weekly

Devil's Bones

Devil's Bones

Author: Steve Berry, James Rollins Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

In this short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Steve Berry and James Rollins - along with their popular characters Cotton Malone and Gray Pierce - team up for the first time ever. In a visit to Copenhagen, Gray Pierce happened upon a bookshop owned by an ex-lawyer named Cotton Malone, but he never had a chance to really get to know the owner. Too bad, because they had a lot in common: both men were ex-military, both worked for covert agencies - Malone as a freelancer under the auspices of the Justice Department; Pierce via the Department of Defense - and both are good at what they do. Flash forward a few years to when Malone and Pierce finally get together for more than a passing hello. Halfway around the world from Denmark, Malone and Pierce are passengers on a luxury riverboat out of Brazil, both on the hunt for a maniacal botanist who's scheming to sell the spoils of his latest Amazonian excursion - a rare orchid containing a deadly neurotoxin - to the highest bidder. That means Malone and Pierce have the length of the river boat cruise to stop him before the poison falls into the wrong hands. There follows an action-packed several hours... For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Face Off!

The Lincoln Myth

The Lincoln Myth

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

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? The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century expedition across the desert met with a murderous end have been uncovered. In Washington, D.C., the official investigation of an international entrepreneur, an elder in the Mormon church, has sparked a political battle between the White House and a powerful United States senator. In Denmark, a Justice Department agent, missing in action, has fallen into the hands of a dangerous zealot-a man driven by divine visions to make a prophet's words reality. And in a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase. All it takes is a phone call from his former boss in Washington, and suddenly the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence. It's just the kind of perilous business that Malone has been trying to leave behind, ever since he retired from the Justice Department. But once he draws enemy blood, Malone is plunged into a deadly conflict-a constitutional war secretly set in motion more than two hundred years ago by America's Founding Fathers. From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim spectre of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Malone risks life, liberty, and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln-while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance.

Cotton Malone Series 9-Book Bundle

Cotton Malone Series 9-Book Bundle

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2015

Featuring the signature character of New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry, the Cotton Malone novels fuse page-turning suspense and fascinating historical insight into one heart-stopping thriller after another. ';In Malone, Berry has created a classic, complex hero.'USA Today A former Justice Department operative who can't seem to stay out of trouble, Cotton Malone has crisscrossed the globe on electrifying quests. With the smart and sexy Cassiopeia Vitt by his side, Malone faces down the world's deadliest terrorists, assassins, and con menand unravels some of history's most legendary and iconic mysteries along the way. Now in one exclusive eBook bundle are the first nine novels of Steve Berry's extraordinary series: THE TEMPLAR LEGACY THE ALEXANDRIA LINK THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT THE PARIS VENDETTA THE EMPEROR'S TOMB THE JEFFERSON KEY THE KING'S DECEPTION THE LINCOLN MYTH Also includes the eBook short stories ';The Balkan Escape,' ';The Devil's Gold,' and ';The Admiral's Mark,' as well as the novella The Tudor Plot! Praise for Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone novels ';Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book.'The Huffington Post ';Berry has become the king of intrigue. You don't just read a Steve Berry novel. You live it.'James Rollins ';Berry raises this genre's stakes.'The New York Times ';I love this guy.'#1 internationally bestselling author Lee Child ';Malone, a hero with a personal stake in the proceedings, is a welcome respite from the cold, calculating superspies who litter the genre.'Entertainment Weekly ';Richly detailed and fantastically suspenseful, this thriller grips the reader for a wild literary ride that continues until the very last page.'Tucson Citizen, on The Templar Legacy ';Bigger than life . . . The reader will be engaged from the first page, thrilled by the story, entertained by the characters, and spellbound by the author's sheer bravado. A must for high-adventure thriller fans.'Booklist, on The Venetian Betrayal ';[An] amazing blend of suspense and history . . . [Readers] cannot go wrong with Cotton Malone.'Library Journal, on The Paris Vendetta ';A superbly paced novel of mystery and adventure . . . [Berry's] love of history resonates throughout this lively and imaginative tale.'The Denver Post, on The Jefferson Key ';A Dan Brown-ian secular conspiracy about the Virgin Queen driving nonstop international intrigue.'Kirkus Reviews, on The King's Deception

Straight Up

Straight Up

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2015

Born in the foothills close to the Himalaya Steve Berry had from an early age an urge to become a traveller, an adventurer, an explorer, and until the age of thirty-eight years he tried hard to satisfy two opposing forces. Half of him wanted to find a satisfactory career path while the other half wanted to be free and specifically explore the Himalaya. In the end he found a compromise to satisfy both needs. In 1987 with his climbing friend Steve Bell he founded Himalayan Kingdoms, a travel company specialising in trekking and expedition holidays. This book is a collection of stories from his early expeditions to the Himalaya prior to 1987. There are tales of encounters with bears, escapes from avalanches, summit successes and failures, love stories mystical connections, Himalayan storms, near death accidents, raw travel across the Indian sub-continent, and grapples with bureaucracy. It is told warts and all. It starts with tales of youthful naivety in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, progresses to what Steve describes as his best ever adventure, the first British ascent of Nun, 7,135m/23,410ft, in Kashmir, and finishes with the truth of what happened on the failed attempt to climb Bhutan's highest peak, Gangkar Punsum, 7550m/24,770ft. Of Straight Up Steve says: 'I just really wanted people to enjoy reading of our adventures the way they were.'

Devil's Bones

Devil's Bones

Author: Steve Berry, James Rollins Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, New York Times bestselling authors Steve Berry and James Rollinsalong with their popular characters Cotton Malone and Gray Pierceteam up for the first time ever.In a visit to Copenhagen, Gray Pierce happened upon a bookshop owned by an ex-lawyer named Cotton Malone, but he never had a chance to really get to know the owner. Too bad, because they had a lot in common: Both men were ex-military, both worked for covert agenciesMalone as a freelancer under the auspices of the Justice Department; Pierce via the Department of Defenseand both are good at what they do. Flash forward a few years to when Malone and Pierce finally get together for more than a passing hello. Halfway around the world from Denmark, Malone and Pierce are passengers on a luxury riverboat out of Brazil, both on the hunt for a maniacal botanist whos scheming to sell the spoils of his latest Amazonian excursiona rare orchid containing a deadly neurotoxinto the highest bidder. That means Malone and Pierce have the length of the river boat cruise to stop him before the poison falls into the wrong hands. Its definitely an action-packed several hours. For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!

Kiralyi fortely

Kiralyi fortely

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

Cotton Malone es 15 eves fia, Gary Europaba utazik, elvallalva, hogy magukkal visznek Angliaba egy otthonrol elszokott tinedzsert. Am Londonban fegyveresek varjak oket, a szokeveny Garyvel egyutt eltunik, es Malone egyszeriben egy magas szintu diplomaciai adok-kapok kellos kozepeben talalja magat. A tet egy libiai terrorista szabadon engedese, amely ellen az amerikai kormany folhaborodva tiltakozik, de nem tudja beavatkozasra birni a brit hatosagokat. Talan a Kiralyi fortely fedonevu akcioval sikerulhet? A CIA iranyitotta akcio celja az, hogy megoldjon egy tobb evszazados rejtelyt, amely alapjaiban renditheti meg Nagy-Britannia kiralysaganak intezmenyet. Gyilkosok, arulok, kemek es egy titkos tarsasag veszelyes tagjainak a gyurujeben Malone halalos csapdaba kerul. Hogy megmentse Garyt, az egyik arulot kell a masik ellen kijatszania - es csak a Tudor-haz feltve rejtegetett hihetetlen titkanak a leleplezesevel tudja megelozni a Kiralyi fortely megsemmisito kovetkezmenyeit. Steve Berry a The New York Times sikeres szerzoje, aki immar nyolc Cotton Malone-regenyt irt, koztuk a Verbosszu Parizsbant, A csaszar sirjat es A Jefferson-kodot. Konyveit tobb mint 15 millio peldanyban arusitjak, 40 nyelvre forditottak mar le, es 51 orszagban forgalmazzak.

The Lincoln Myth Book 9

The Lincoln Myth Book 9

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2014

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? The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century expedition across the desert met with a murderous end have been uncovered. In Washington, D.C., the official investigation of an international entrepreneur, an elder in the Mormon church, has sparked a political battle between the White House and a powerful United States senator. In Denmark, a Justice Department agent, missing in action, has fallen into the hands of a dangerous zealot - a man driven by divine visions to make a prophet's words reality. And in a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase. All it takes is a phone call from his former boss in Washington, and suddenly the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence. It's just the kind of perilous business that Malone has been trying to leave behind, ever since he retired from the Justice Department. But once he draws enemy blood, Malone is plunged into a deadly conflict - a constitutional war secretly set in motion more than two hundred years ago by America's Founding Fathers. From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim spectre of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Malone risks life, liberty, and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln - while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance.

A History of Sweets in 50 Wrappers

A History of Sweets in 50 Wrappers

Author: Steve Berry, Phil Norman Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

A super-sweet guide to all your favourite sweets from years gone by. A History of Sweets in 50 Wrappers is a colourful and comical history of sweets and chocolates. If you ever dreamt of being the Milkybar Kid, if you remember when Snickers were Marathons and Double Deckers had raisins in them, if you ever checked the colour of your next Fruit Pastille before offering it out, this book is for you. It will lead you down memory lane until you reach the corner shop and load up a 10p mix-up bag. Fully illustrated, with hundreds of classic wrappers and adverts, A History of Sweets in 50 Wrappers is packed full of memories, fun facts, historical research ...and lots and lots of sweets!

Brief History of Crisps

Brief History of Crisps

Author: Steve Berry, Phil Norman Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2014

A tasty trip down memory lane, perfect for crisp fanatics.A colourful, witty and irreverent encyclopedia of all the crisps of your youth.The authors have been given access to the archives, factories and warehouses of some of the leading crisp manufacturers in the country and have delivered a book that is packed full of fascinating historical research...... and lots and lots of crisps.A 'Brief History of Crisps' originally featured in 'The Great British Tuck Shop', the ultimate book of sweetie nostalgia.

Lincoln Myth

Lincoln Myth

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*; 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 timelynot 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. 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? The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century expedition across the desert met with a murderous end have been uncovered. In Washington, D.C., the official investigation of an international entrepreneur, an elder in the Mormon church, has sparked a political battle between the White House and a powerful United States senator. In Denmark, a Justice Department agent, missing in action, has fallen into the hands of a dangerous zealota man driven by divine visions to make a prophet's words reality. And in a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase. All it takes is a phone call from his former boss in Washington, and suddenly the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence. It's just the kind of perilous business that Malone has been trying to leave behind, ever since he retired from the Justice Department. But once he draws enemy blood, Malone is plunged into a deadly conflicta constitutional war secretly set in motion more than two hundred years ago by America's Founding Fathers. From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim specter of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Malone risks life, liberty, and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincolnwhile the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance.Praise for Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone series ';In Malone, [Steve] Berry has created a classic, complex hero.'USA Today ';Malone, a hero with a personal stake in the proceedings, is a welcome respite from the cold, calculating superspies who litter the genre.'Entertainment Weekly ';Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book.'The Huffington Post ';Savvy readers . . . cannot go wrong with Cotton Malone.'Library Journal ';Berry raises this genre's stakes.'The New York Times ';I love this guy.'#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee ChildFrom the Hardcover edition.

Brief History of Chocolate

Brief History of Chocolate

Author: Steve Berry, Phil Norman Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2014

An illustrated guide to chocolate that every self-respecting chocoholic should read.Do you remember when a Snickers was a Marathon? And when you could burst in to a sweet shop and ask for 'an Oliver Twist, two Tiffins and a Big Wig, please!' and keep a straight face? Those were the good days: when a Dairy Milk bar was 22p and you'd never seen anything as big as a Wagon Wheel.Revisit some of your forgotten favourites and current addictions, as Steve Berry and Phil Norman take you on a tour of cocoa's finest moments. Fully illustrated with hundreds of wrappers, ads and pack shots, 'A Brief History of Chocolate' brings together research from the archives, factories and warehouses of some of the leading chocolate manufacturers in the country to create a book that is packed full of fascinating historical research...... and lots and lots of chocolate.Warning: may contain nutsA 'Brief History of Chocolate' originally featured in 'The Great British Tuck Shop', the ultimate book of sweetie nostalgia.

The King's Deception Book 8

The King's Deception Book 8

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

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. When Gary disappears, Malone is forced into a race against time, as he battles to decipher a puzzle that leads him from the Middle Temple to the chapel at Windsor Castle, from an Oxford college to the sewers beneath Hampton Court. With assassins, traitors, spies, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, Malone discovers that the solution to the mystery will not only draw him into a lethal trap, but force him closer to his own troubling past. And a shocking revelation.

The King's Deception

The King's Deception

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

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. When Gary disappears, Malone is forced into a race against time, as he battles to decipher a puzzle that leads him from the Middle Temple to the chapel at Windsor Castle, from an Oxford college to the sewers beneath Hampton Court. With assassins, traitors, spies, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, Malone discovers that the solution to the mystery will not only draw him into a lethal trap, but force him closer to his own troubling past. And a shocking revelation.

King's Deception

King's Deception

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; ThisCotton Malone adventure blends gripping contemporary political intrigue, Tudor treachery, and high-octane thrills into one riveting novel of suspense. Cotton Malone and his fifteen-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 showdownan international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets. At its heart is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who is set to be released by Scottish authorities for ';humanitarian reasons.' An outraged American government objects, but nothing can persuade the British to intervene. Except, perhaps, Operation King's Deception. Run by the CIA, the operation aims to solve a centuries-old mystery, one that could rock Great Britain to its royal foundations. Blake Antrim, the CIA operative in charge of King's Deception, is hunting for the spark that could rekindle a most dangerous fire, the one thing that every Irish national has sought for generations: a legal reason why the English must leave Northern Ireland. The answer is a long-buried secret that calls into question the legitimacy of the entire forty-five-year reign of Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch, who completed the conquest of Ireland and seized much of its land. But Antrim also has a more personal agenda, a twisted game of revenge in which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, Malone is caught in a lethal bind. To save Gary he must play one treacherous player against anotherand only by uncovering the incredible truth can he hope to prevent the shattering consequences of the King's Deception.Praise for The King's Deception ';[A] perfect blend of history and adventure . . . The history enhances the main narrative and gives it an added punch. . . . Pick up this new fast-paced book by Berry and have an excellent thrill ride while you also get a wonderfully enjoyable history lesson. Education has never been this much fun.'The Huffington Post ';Steve Berry does what Dan Brown thought he did. [He combines] a love of history with global thriller action and creates books that are impossible to put down and even educational. . . . A perfect blend of history and action . . . perfect summer reading.'Crimespree Magazine ';Cotton Malone returns in a thriller that combines history and gunfire. . . . Readers old and new will enjoy The King's Deception.'Associated Press ';A complex, rollicking forty-hour ride through a very dangerous and wild weekend in London where the betrayals collide with current events and the deceptions of hundreds of years ago, resulting in an explosive finish that no one who reads it will forget. . . . Berry is a wonderful guide as always, interweaving fascinating bits of history into the narrative. . . . I can't give you a better endorsement for a book or an author.'BookreporterFrom the Hardcover edition.

Tudor Plot: A Cotton Malone Novella

Tudor Plot: A Cotton Malone Novella

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2013

In this original eBook novella by the New York Times bestselling author of The King's Deception, globetrotting intelligence agent Cotton Malone is lured into dangerous intrigue surrounding the world's most famous royalsand uncovers a murderous conspiracy of terrorists and traitors, all born from an ancient tale of Saxon history. ';In Malone, [Steve] Berry has created a classic, complex hero.'USA Today In England to participate in the trial of suspected international terrorists, Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is mysteriously summoned to an audience with the Queen of England. A cryptic call has warned of looming danger to the ailing queen's son and grandsonthe next two heirs in line for the throne. And when the source of that ominous information, a notorious tabloid publisher, dies mysteriously, the royal family has reason to fear a genuine conspiracy. But they also suspect that the enemy lies withinand no one at Buckingham Palace, or even the nation's own Secret Intelligence Service, can be trusted. Now it's up to Malone to discover the truth. Matching wits with a power-mad politician and a vicious royal blue blood, he must race against time through the streets of London to the forbidden reaches of Iceland, all to stop a monstrous plot to seize the monarchyone that stretches back to the time of Arthur. Praise for Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone series ';Malone, a hero with a personal stake in the proceedings, is a welcome respite from the cold, calculating superspies who litter the genre.'Entertainment Weekly ';Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book.'The Huffington Post ';Savvy readers . . . cannot go wrong with Cotton Malone.'Library Journal ';Berry raises this genre's stakes.'The New York Times ';I love this guy.'#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

Cotton Malone: Books 1-4

Cotton Malone: Books 1-4

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2013

The first four Cotton Malone novels - The Templar Legacy, The Alexandria Link, The Venetian Betrayal and >i>The Charlamagne Pursuit - collected into a single book.

Three Tales from the World of Cotton Malone: The Balkan Escape, The Devil's Gold, and The Admiral's Mark (Short Stories)

Three Tales from the World of Cotton Malone: The Balkan Escape, The Devil's Gold, and The Admiral's Mark (Short Stories)

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2012

Steve Berry's bestselling thrillers have mesmerized suspense fans around the world, but his novels alone can't contain all the exciting exploits of death-defying agent Cotton Malone and his smart, sexy sidekick, Cassiopeia Vitt. Catch all the action between the blockbusters in this trio of suspenseful short stories that capture Cotton and Cassiopeia at their history-hunting, heart-stopping best. Read them as prequels to Cotton's full-length epics or stunning stand-alone adventures. Either way, this eBook bundle packs all the punch adrenaline junkies have come to expect from the bold imagination of Steve Berry. ';In Malone, Berry has created a classic, complex hero.'USA Today THE BALKAN ESCAPE Prequel to The Emperor's Tomb 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. Whom can I trust? becomes the question, and her life depends on making the right decision. THE DEVIL'S GOLD Prequel to The Jefferson Key For eight years he's been plotting, waiting, scheming to kill Federal agents Christopher Combs and Cotton Malone, whom he blames for the loss of his career. But as rogue agent Jonathan Wyatt prepares for a final confrontation in a remote South American village, he makes a discovery that stretches back to the horrors of World War II, to the astounding secret of a child's birth, to Martin Bormann and Eva Braunand to a fortune in lost gold. THE ADMIRAL'S MARK Prequel to The Columbus Affair Cotton Malone never cared for the shady dealings of his brother-in-law, Scott Brown. But after Scott dies while scuba diving, Malone heads to Haiti where he learns that, beneath the crystal clear waters, his brother-in-law had found the sunken wreckage of the Santa Maria, the fabled flagship of Christopher Columbus. Setting out to piece together what happened, Malone quickly realizes that he's not the only man there with questionsand that he'll have to fight just to get out of Haiti alive.

The Columbus Affair

The Columbus Affair

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2012

Tom Sagan is staring down the barrel of a gun. He has lost everything he ever loved: his job, his wife, his daughter, his reputation. What hurts most is that he knows his Pulitzer Prize-winning career as a journalist was sabotaged. He was set up, but he can't prove it. They - whoever they are - have beaten him. So he decides to end his life. But before he can pull the trigger, an enigmatic stranger appears. Zachariah Simon has Tom's estranged daughter at his mercy. What he wants is something only Tom can supply. It's the key to a five hundred-year-old mystery, one with explosive consequences in the modern world. On a perilous quest that takes them from Vienna, to Prague and finally to the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, the two men square off in a dangerous game. Along the way, both of their lives will forever be altered - and everything we know about Christopher Columbus will change.

The Columbus Affair

The Columbus Affair

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2012

An all-new cast of characters in a standalone thriller from the New York Times bestselling writer. Tom Sagan is staring down the barrel of a gun - literally. He has lost everything he ever loved: his job, his wife, his daughter, his reputation. And - what hurts most - he knows the story which ruined his career as a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was a set-up, a trap. But he can never prove it. They - whoever they are - have beaten him. And then his daughter calls him. But Alle doesn't want to forgive him. She wants information. Her postgraduate research into Christopher Columbus has put Alle in touch with Zachariah Simon, a supremely wealthy man with a powerful interest in both Columbus and Tom Sagan. What is the connection between the Sagan family and the man who ushered in a new age when he sailed for the Americas in 1492? To find out, Tom must embark on his own journey of discovery, and enter a world of danger and betrayal, of history and deadly conspiracy. What he finds could change the world forever.

The Columbus Affair

The Columbus Affair

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2012

Columbus Affair

Columbus Affair

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2012

As a special bonus, this audiobook download also includes a recording of the short story, TheAdmiral's Mark, read by Scott Brick.He was called by many namesColumb, Colom, Colonbut we know him as Christopher Columbus. Many questions about him exist: Where was he born, raised, and educated? Where did he die? How did he discover the New World?None have ever been properly answered.And then there is the greatest secret of all.From Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author, comes an exciting new adventureone that challenges everything we thought we knew about the discovery of America.Pulitzer Prizewinning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world. But when a controversial report from a war-torn region is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns. Now he lives in virtual exilehaunted by bad decisions and the shocking truth he can never prove: that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger, fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger with a request that cannot be ignored.Zachariah Simon has the look of a scholar, the soul of a scoundrel, and the zeal of a fanatic. He also has Tom Sagan's estranged daughter at his mercy. Simon desperately wants something only Sagan can supply: the key to a 500-year-old mystery, a treasure with explosive political significance in the modern world. For both Simon and Sagan the stakes are high, the goal intensely personal, the consequences of opposing either man potentially catastrophic. On a perilous quest from Florida to Vienna to Prague and finally to the mountains of Jamaica, the two men square off in a dangerous game. Along the way, both of their lives will be alteredand everything we know about Christopher Columbus will change.

Third Secret

Third Secret

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

Do you believe in miracles? You will when you discover The Third Secret...For fans of The Da Vinci Code comes a timely thriller that takes us from the echoing halls and papal politics of the Vatican to the wilds of Romania and a mysterious world of holy visitations and miracles. In the library of the Vatican, in its most secret vault, lies a box. A box that may only be opened by the Pope. And within this box once lay a scrap of paper that could shake the foundations of the church and faith itself - until in 1978 a junior cleric seized his chance and stole the paper. in July 1917 the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal, and entrusted them with three secrets. The world soon learned that the first described Hell, and the second foretold the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II. The third, not revealed until 2000, predicted an attempt on a Pope's life - which had indeed taken place 19 years earlier. Shock swept the globe: it didn't make sense - why keep this a secret for so long? And many around the world continued to wonder... Cut to the present day and the frail and elderly Pope Clement XV has become obsessed with accounts of visitations from Mary. He suspects that there was more to the Third Secret and assigns his trusted aide, Father Colin Michener, to discover the truth. Cardinal Valendrea, frontrunner to become the next Pope, knows for sure that there was more to the message than has been revealed, and he's ready to kill to prevent the full Third Secret from being made public. As the cardinals gather in conclave to decide the next Pope and Valendrea prepares for victory, only Michener can stop him, and his quest turns into a roller-coaster of a journey that could change Michener, the Church - and the world - forever. Based on true events, including the Fatima Secrets reported by three peasant children in Portugal, The Third Secret is a riveting thriller that melds fact, theology, tradition and fiction very much in The Da Vinci Code mould. And with the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of his successor fresh in the minds of readers, this is a timely and fascinating insight into the workings of the Vatican.

The Emperor's Tomb Book 6

The Emperor's Tomb Book 6

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2011

A new Cotton Malone adventure that takes our hero from Europe to the Far East in a race to unlock the mystery of an ancient tomb. Hearing that his old friend Cassiopeia Vitt is in trouble, Malone follows the few clues he has and realises that they are in the middle of something huge, involving Russian and US oil interests and a centuries-old secret. After stumbling across two dead bodies and into the crosshairs of his former boss, Malone finds himself in a race to unravel the mystery of an emperor's tomb, a sinister society, and a deadly battle between two ruthless men for supremacy in China - and the world.

Jefferson Key

Jefferson Key

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2011

Four United States presidents have been assassinatedin 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963each 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 Constitutioncontained within Article 1, Section 8that 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 killingonly to find himself at dangerous odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution. In their most perilous exploit yet, Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt race across the nation and take to the high seas. Along the way they break a secret cipher originally possessed by Thomas Jefferson, unravel a mystery concocted by Andrew Jackson, and unearth a centuries-old document forged by the Founding Fathers themselves, one powerful enoughthanks to that clause in the Constitutionto make the Commonwealth unstoppable.From the Hardcover edition.

Devil's Gold (Short Story)

Devil's Gold (Short Story)

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2011

The New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key brings you a short story that takes readers on a perilous hunt for . . . The Devil's GoldOnce 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 plotting. Waiting. Scheming to kill Federal agents Christopher Combs and Cotton Malone, whom he blames for the loss of his career. But as Wyatt prepares for a final confrontation in a remote South American village, he makes a discovery that stretches back to the horrors of World War II, to theastounding secret of a child's birth, to Martin Bormann and Eva Braunand to a fortune in lost gold.BONUS: Includes excerpts from Steve Berry's The Jefferson Key and The Columbus Affair.From the eBook edition.

Balkan Escape ebook

Balkan Escape ebook

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2011

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.

The Emperor's Tomb Book 6

The Emperor's Tomb Book 6

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/11/2010

Hearing that his old friend Cassiopeia Vitt is in trouble, Malone follows the few clues he has and realises that they are in the middle of something huge, involving Russian and US oil interests and a centuries-old secret. After stumbling across two dead bodies and into the crosshairs of his former boss, Malone finds himself in a race to unravel the mystery of an emperor's tomb, a sinister society, and a deadly battle between two ruthless men for supremacy in China - and the world.

Emperor's Tomb

Emperor's Tomb

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2010

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. Logging on, he sees Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who's saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: Bring me the artifact she's asked you to keep safe. The only problem is, Malone doesn't have a clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him. So begins Malone's most harrowing adventure to dateone that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to China, a vast and mysterious land where danger lurks at every turn.From the Hardcover edition.

Balkan Escape (Short Story)

Balkan Escape (Short Story)

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2010

This book of short stories finds an adventurer in a strange and forbidding land, in search of a long lost treasure, and very much in harm's way. 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.

The Paris Vendetta Book 5

The Paris Vendetta Book 5

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2010

Steve Berry offers his twistiest thriller yet, in a new adventure starring Cotton Malone and a secret conspiracy dating back to Napoleon. 12.40 a.m. Copenhagen. Cotton Malone wakes up to find a stranger in his house, bearing bad news: Malone's closest and most dangerous friend, Henrik Thorvaldsen, is in serious trouble - and the men who want to kill him are on Malone's doorstep. Thorvaldsen has been tracking a shadowy group called the Paris Club. Not only does he believe that they are about to trigger a global financial meltdown, but also that one of the club's members murdered his son, Cai, two years ago. Thorvaldsen won't rest until he has avenged his boy's death. Dragged into his friend's schemes and secretly under pressure from the US government to stop both Thorvaldsen and the Paris Club, Malone soon discovers that the key to defeating the conspiracy and saving his friend's life - and his own - lies in the past, and an astounding treasure that Napoleon took to his grave.

The Paris Vendetta Book 5

The Paris Vendetta Book 5

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2009

12.40 a.m. Copenhagen. Cotton Malone wakes up to find a stranger in his house, bearing bad news: Malone's closest and most dangerous friend, Henrik Thorvaldsen, is in serious trouble - and the men who want to kill Thorvaldsen are on Malone's doorstep. Thorvaldsen has been tracking a shadowy group called the Paris Club. Not only does he believe that they are about to trigger a global financial meltdown, but also that one of the club's members murdered his son, Cai, two years ago. Thorvaldsen won't rest until he has avenged his boy's death. Dragged into his friend's schemes and secretly under pressure from the US government to stop both Thorvaldsen and the Paris Club, Malone soon discovers that the key to defeating the conspiracy and saving his friend's life - and his own - lies in the past, and an astounding treasure that Napoleon took to his grave.

Paris Vendetta

Paris Vendetta

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2009

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?Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone isn't looking for trouble when it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookshop. Actually, it breaks and enters in the form of an American Secret Service agent with a pair of assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts about the anxious young man, but narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to follow his unexpected new ally.Their first stop is the secluded estate of Malone's good friend, Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoon has uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy. Only by matching wits with a terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic attack, and plunging into a desperate hunt for Napoleon's legendary lost treasure can Malone hope to avert international financial anarchy.But Thorvaldsen's real objective is much more personal: to avenge the murder of his son by the larcenous aristocrat at the heart of the conspiracy. Thorvaldsen's vendetta places Malone in an impossible quandaryone that forces him to choose between friend and country, past and present. Starting in Denmark, moving to England, and ending up in the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone plays a breathless game of duplicity and death, all to claim a prize of untold value. But at what cost?From the Hardcover edition.

The Charlemagne Pursuit Book 4

The Charlemagne Pursuit Book 4

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2009

A pacy international suspense thriller with a historical twist, from the New York Times bestselling author. Ex-agent Cotton Malone wants to know what really happened to his father, officially lost at sea when his submarine went down in the north Atlantic in 1971. But when he uses his government contacts to obtain the submarine's sealed file, he finds he is not the only person looking for answers. Malone is in the line of fire when he is attacked in an attempt to take the file. He is pitched into a lethal power struggle between Dorothea Lindauer and Christl Falk, twin sisters whose twisted ambition takes sibling rivalry to new levels. Malone and the twins embark on a dangerous adventure involving Nazi explorations in Antarctica, US government conspiracies, and a series of cryptic historical clues built into the legend of Charlemagne. Forced to choose a side when neither can win, Malone is determined to uncover the truth behind his father's death - but will he be able to escape his own?

Charlemagne Pursuit

Charlemagne Pursuit

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2008

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 and asks his ex-boss, Stephanie Nelle, to secure the military files. What he learns stuns him: His fathers sub was a secret nuclear vessel lost on a highly classified mission beneath the ice shelves of Antarctica. But Malone isnt the only one after the truth. Twin sisters Dorothea Lindauer and Christl Falk are fighting for the fortune their mother has promised to whichever of them discovers what really became of their fatherwho died on the same submarine that Malones father captained.The sisters know something Malone doesnt: Inspired by strange clues discovered in Charlemagnes tomb, the Nazis explored Antarctica before the Americans, as long ago as 1938. Now Malone discovers that cryptic journals penned in the language of heaven, inscrutable conundrums posed by an ancient historian, and the ill-fated voyage of his father are all tied to a revelation of immense consequence for humankind. In an effort to ensure that this explosive information never rises to the surface, Langford Ramsey, an ambitious navy admiral, has begun a brutal game of treachery, blackmail, and assassination. As Malone embarks on a dangerous quest with the sistersone that leads them from an ancient German cathedral to a snowy French citadel to the unforgiving ice of Antarcticahe will finally confront the shocking truth of his fathers death and the distinct possibility of his own.From the Compact Disc edition.

The Venetian Betrayal Book 3

The Venetian Betrayal Book 3

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2008

A pacy international thriller with a historical twist, from the New York Times bestselling author. For ex-field agent Cotton Malone the stakes have never been higher: a deadly virus that could wipe out civilisation as we know it - and a cure that lies buried in the past. A secret international coalition has created a lethal biological weapon. Whoever develops the cure will control the future of global warfare. Yet that cure could already exist, buried centuries before with Alexander the Great. When Malone hears about it, he joins the hunt for Alexander's long-lost tomb. His quest soon becomes a harrowing fight for truth that has unimaginable repercussions...

Venetian Betrayal

Venetian Betrayal

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2007

Locating Alexander the Great's final resting placeunknown to this dayremains a tantalizing goal for both archaeologists and treasure hunters. Now the quest for this coveted prize is about to heat up. After narrowly escaping a fire that consumes a Danish museum, Cotton Maloneformer U.S. Justice Department agent turned rare-book dealerlearns from his friend, the beguiling adventurer Cassiopeia Vitt, that the blaze was part of a campaign of arson intended to mask a far more diabolical design.From the ashes of the U.S.S.R., a new nation has arisen: the Central Asian Federation. At its helm is Supreme Minister Irina Zovastina, a cunning despot with the single-minded desire to surpass Alexander the Great as history's ultimate conqueror. The Federation has amassed a harrowing arsenal of biological weapons, and only one thing keeps Zovastina from setting in motion her death march of domination: a miraculous healing serum, kept secret by an ancient puzzle and buried with the mummified remains of Alexander the Greatin a tomb lost to the ages for more than 1,500 years.Together, Cotton and Cassiopeia must outrun and outthink the forces allied against them in order to unravel a riddle whose solution could destroy or save millions of peopledepending on who finds the lost tomb first.

The Alexandria Link Book 2

The Alexandria Link Book 2

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2007

From the New York Times bestselling author, an ambitious and explosive international thriller with an unexpected historical twist. A hidden treasure. A forgotten truth. Cotton Malone is in trouble. His son has been kidnapped and his bookshop in Copenhagen attacked, all because he is the only man alive who knows the whereabouts of the Alexandria link - the means of locating the most important cache of ancient knowledge ever assembled: the legendary Library of Alexandria, which vanished without trace fifteen hundred years ago. Now, Malone is forced to join the search for a forgotten truth hidden within that vast literary treasure - a truth that, if revealed, will have grave consequences, not only for Malone, but for the balance of world power . . .

Alexandria Link

Alexandria Link

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2007

Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. Justice Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: You have something I want. Youre the only person on earth who knows where to find it. If I dont hear from you, you will be childless. His horrified ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped. When Malones bookshop is burned to the ground, it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want the lost Library of Alexandria. A cradle of ideashistorical, philosophical, literary, scientific, and religiousthe Library of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world. But fifteen hundred years ago, it vanished into the mists of myth and legend.Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls is desperate to breach the librarys hallowed hallsand only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed. Pursued by a lethal mercenary, Malone crosses the globe in search of answers. His quest will lead him to England and Portugal, even to the highest levels of American governmentand the shattering outcome will have worldwide repercussions.From the Compact Disc edition.

Amber Room

Amber Room

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2007

The Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man: an entire room forged of exquisite amber, from its four massive walls to its finely crafted furniture. But it is also the subject of one of historys most intriguing mysteries. Originally commissioned in 1701 by Frederick I of Prussia, the Room was later perfected Tsarskoe Selo, the Russian imperial city. In 1941, German troops invaded the Soviet Union, looting everything in their wake and seizing the Amber Room. When the Allies began the bombing of Germany in August 1944, the Room was hidden. And despite the best efforts of treasure hunters and art collectors from around the world, it has never been seen again.Now, two powerful men have set their best operatives loose in pursuit, and the hunt has begun once more. . . .Life is good for Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler. She loves her job, loves her kids, and remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul. But everything changes when her father, a man who survived the horrors of World War II, dies under strange circumstancesand leaves behind clues to a secret he kept his entire life . . . a secret about something called the Amber Room.Desperate to know the truth about her fathers suspicious dealings, Rachel takes off for Germany, with Paul close behind. Shortly after arriving, they find themselves involved with a cast of shadowy characters who all claim to share their quest. But as they learn more about the history of the treasure they seek, Rachel and Paul realize theyre in way over their heads. Locked in a treacherous game with ruthless professional killers and embroiled in a treasure hunt of epic proportions, Rachel and Paul suddenly find themselves on a collision course with the forces of power, evil, and history itself.A brilliant adventure and a scintillating tale of intrigue, deception, art, and murder, The Amber Room is a classic tale of suspenseand the debut of a strong new voice in the world of the international thriller.From the Hardcover edition.

The Romanov Prophecy

The Romanov Prophecy

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2007

History is being made and Miles Lord has a ringside seat. The people of Russia have voted to bring back the tsar, a ruler to be selected from the distant relatives of Nicholas II, who was murdered along with the rest of the Romanov family in 1918. Miles has been asked to run a background check on one of the candidates. But excitement turns to terror when Miles is nearly killed by gunmen. Suddenly, he is racing across continents with only a cryptic utterance by Rasputin, made at the time of the Romanov massacre, as his guide. The implications of this prophecy are earth-shattering - not only for the future tsar and mother Russia, but for Miles himself.

The Amber Room

The Amber Room

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2007

Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids, and remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul. But everything changes when her father dies under suspicious circumstances, leaving behind clues to a treasure called the Amber Room, one of the most intriguing mysteries of the last century. Desperate for the truth, Rachel takes off for Germany, with Paul close behind. Before long, they're in over their heads. Locked into a treacherous game with professional killers, Rachel and Paul find themselves on a collision course with the forces of greed, power and history itself...

Templar Legacy

Templar Legacy

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

New York Times BESTSELLER -- "e;Exciting... hard to put down without reading one more page."e; - The Florida Times-UnionThe 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 wasand its true nature could change the modern world. Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instinctsand plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he'd left behind. It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton's former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, who' s far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security. Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries-old puzzles scattered across Europe, she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune-hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century. But she's not alone. Competing for the historic prize and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possessesis Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command. Welcome or not, Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race. But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, the more he realizes that even more than lives are at stake. At the end of a lethal game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for power, lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized worldand, in the wrong hands, bring it to its knees.

Third Secret

Third Secret

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Explosive in both its pace and its revelations, The Third Secret is a remarkable international thriller. Bestselling author Steve Berry tackles some of the most controversial ideas of our time in a breakneck journey through the history of the Church and the future of religion.Fatima, Portugal, 1917: The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children, sharing with them three secrets, two of which are soon revealed to the world. The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican, read only by popes, and not disclosed until the year 2000. When revealed, its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin Marys wordsor if a message far more important has been left in the shadows.Vatican City, present day: Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope. Night after restless night, Pope Clement XV enters the Vaticans Riserva, the special archive open only to popes, where the Churchs most clandestine and controversial documents are stored. Though unsure of the details, Michener knows that the Popes distress stems from the revelations of Fatima.Equally concerned, but not out of any sense of compassion, is Alberto Cardinal Valendrea, the Vaticans Secretary of State,. Valendrea desperately covets the papacy, having narrowly lost out to Clement at the last conclave. Now the Popes interest in Fatima threatens to uncover a shocking ancient truth that Valendrea has kept to himself for many years.When Pope Clement sends Michener to the Romanian highlands, then to a Bosnian holy site, in search of a priestpossibly one of the last people on Earth who knows Marys true messagea perilous set of events unfolds. Michener finds himself embroiled in murder, suspicion, suicide, deceit, and his forbidden passion for a beloved woman. In a desperate search for answers, he travels to Pope Clements birthplace in Germany, where he learns that the third secret of Fatima may dictate the very fate of the Churcha fate now lying in Micheners own hands.

Romanov Prophecy

Romanov Prophecy

Author: Steve Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Ekaterinburg, Russia: July 16, 1918. Ten months have passed since Nicholas IIs reign was cut short by revolutionaries. Tonight, the White Army advances on the town where the Tsar and his family are being held captive by the Bolsheviks. Nicholas dares to hope for salvation. Instead, the Romanovs are coldly and methodically executed.Moscow: Present Day. Atlanta lawyer Miles Lord, fluent in Russian and well versed in the countrys history, is thrilled to be in Moscow on the eve of such a momentous event. After the fall of Communism and a succession of weak governments, the Russian people have voted to bring back the monarchy. The new tsar will be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II by a specially appointed commission, and Miles job is to perform a background check on the Tsarist candidate favored by a powerful group of Western businessmen. But research quickly becomes the least of Miles concerns when he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city plaza.Suddenly Miles is racing across continents, shadowed by nefarious henchmen. At first, his only question is why people are pursuing him. But after a strange conversation with a mysterious Russian, who steers Miles toward the writings of Rasputin, he becomes desperate to know moremost important, what really happened to the family of Russias last tsar?His only companion is Akilina Petrov, a Russian circus performer sympathetic to his struggle, and his only guide is a cryptic message from Rasputin that implies that the bloody night of so long ago is not the last chapter in the Romanovs story . . . and that someone might even have survived the massacre. The prophecys implications are earth-shatteringnot only for the future of the tsar and mother Russia, but also for Miles himself.Steve Berry, national bestselling author of the phenomenal thriller The Amber Room, once again delves into rich historical fact to produce an explosive page-turner. In The Romanov Prophecy, the authentic and the speculative meld into a fascinating and exceptionally suspenseful work of fiction.From the Hardcover edition.

The Third Secret

The Third Secret

Author: Steve Berry Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2006

What is the Third Secret? It is rumoured to be a prediction so shocking that it has been locked away for over eighty years. Could this be what is drawing Pope Clement XV to the Vatican archive, night after sleepless night? When Father Colin Michener is sent on a secret mission to the highlands of Romania, he is pitched into a vortex of suspicion, deceit, murder and forbidden passion. Suddenly, he is forced to face the very thing that has so distressed the Pope - and to unravel a mystery that will shake the world.

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