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

But as rogue agent jonathan wyatt prepares for a final confrontation in a remote South American village, to the astounding secret of a child’s birth, 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. But after scott dies while scuba diving, beneath the crystal clear waters, Malone heads to Haiti where he learns that, his brother-in-law had found the sunken wreckage of the Santa Maria, the fabled flagship of Christopher Columbus.

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. 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.

. The admiral’s mark prequel to the columbus affair   Cotton Malone never cared for the shady dealings of his brother-in-law, Scott Brown. Read them as prequels to Cotton’s full-length epics or stunning stand-alone adventures. 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. Setting out to piece together what happened, Malone quickly realizes that he’s not the only man there with questions—and that he’ll have to fight just to get out of Haiti alive.

The Tudor Plot: A Cotton Malone Novella

But they also suspect that the enemy lies within—and no one at Buckingham Palace, or even the nation’s own Secret Intelligence Service, can be trusted. 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.

And when the source of that ominous information, dies mysteriously, a notorious tabloid publisher, the royal family has reason to fear a genuine conspiracy. 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. 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 monarchy—one that stretches back to the time of Arthur.

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 royals—and 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.

The Devil's Bones: Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce

It’s definitely an action-packed several hours. Flash forward a few years to when Malone and Pierce finally get together for more than a passing hello. In this short story from the thrilling anthology faceoff, New York Times 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.

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.

For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff! .

The Lake of Learning: A Cassiopeia Vitt Novella

Rose take lots of hairpin turns, suspenseful, making for an intense, and action-packed read. The lake of learning is the kind of page-turner that makes you crave a big bowl of popcorn—we just wanted it to keep on going. Apple booksfor over a decade cassiopeia Vitt has been building an authentic French castle, using only materials and techniques from the 13th century.

. Best books of august ~ apple Books**“Coauthors Steve Berry and M. J. From the medieval walled city of carcassonne, to the crest of mysterious Montségur, to a forgotten cavern beneath the Pyrenees, Cassiopeia is drawn deeper and deeper into a civil war between two people obsessed with revenge and murder.

And when more than one person becomes interested in that secret, in particular a thief and a billionaire, the race is on. Eventually, the pope declared them heretics and ordered a crusade—the first where Christians killed Christians—and thousands were slaughtered, in 1208, the Cathars all but exterminated.

But when a treasure is unearthed at the construction site—an ancient Book of Hours—a multitude of questions are raised, all pointing to an ancient and forgotten religious sect. Once the cathars existed all across southern France, challenging Rome and attracting the faithful by the tens of thousands.

Now a piece of that past has re-emerged, one that holds the key to the hiding place of the most precious object the Cathars possessed.

The Museum of Mysteries: A Cassiopeia Vitt Novella

Rose and Steve Berry. Cassiopeia vitt takes center stage in this exciting novella from New York Times bestsellers M. J. When a robbery occurs at the museum, Cassiopeia gives chase to the thief and is plunged into a firestorm. Through a mix of modern day intrigue and ancient alchemy, Cassiopeia is propelled back and forth through time, the inexplicable journeys leading her into a hotly contested French presidential election.

. In the french mountain village of eze, Cassiopeia visits an old friend who owns and operates the fabled Museum of Mysteries, a secretive place of the odd and arcane. Rose and Steve Berry. Both candidates harbor secrets they would prefer to keep quiet, but an ancient potion could make that impossible. With intrigue that begins in southern france and ends in a chase across the streets of Paris, this magical, fast-paced, hold-your-breath thriller is all you’ve come to expect from M.


The Warsaw Protocol: A Novel Cotton Malone Book 15

After former justice department agent cotton malone witnesses the theft of one of them, that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder—blackmail that both the United States and Russia want, Stephanie Nelle, he learns from his old boss, but for vastly different reasons.

. The price of admission to that auction is one of the relics, a thousand-year-old spear sacred to not only Christians but to the Polish people, so Malone is first sent to a castle in Poland to steal the Holy Lance, and then on to the auction itself. In new york times bestseller steve berry’s latest Cotton Malone adventure, the weapons of Christ, one by one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world.

But nothing goes as planned and malone is thrust into a bloody battle between three nations over information that, if exposed, could change the balance of power in Europe. From the tranquil canals of bruges, to deep beneath the earth into an ancient Polish salt mine, to the elegant rooms of Wawel Castle, Malone is caught in the middle of a deadly war—the outcome of which turns on a secret known as the Warsaw Protocol.


The King's Deception with bonus novella The Tudor Plot: A Novel Cotton Malone Book 8

New york times bestseller • this cotton malone adventure blends gripping contemporary political intrigue, Tudor treachery, and high-octane thrills into one riveting novel of suspense. 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.

Except, perhaps, Operation King’s Deception. But antrim also has a more personal agenda, a twisted game of revenge in which Gary is a pawn. 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.

Run by the cia, the operation aims to solve a centuries-old mystery, one that could rock Great Britain to its royal foundations. With assassins, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, spies, traitors, Malone is caught in a lethal bind. 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. When it comes to this genre, there is simply no one better. The providence Journal.

The Columbus Affair: A Novel with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark

Sagan suddenly finds himself caught in an international incident, the repercussions of which will shudder not only Washington, D. C. But also Jerusalem. A family’s secret, a ruthless fanatic, and a covert arm of the american government—all are linked by a single puzzling possibility: What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie? What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of why Columbus sailed in 1492? And what if that 500-year-old secret could violently reshape the modern political world? Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world.

Coaxed into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, sagan is forced to vienna, unsure who’s friend and who’s foe, Prague, then finally into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica—where his survival hinges on his rewriting everything we know about Christopher Columbus. Don’t miss steve berry’s short story “the admiral’s Mark” and a sneak peek of his new novel, The King’s Deception, in the back of the book.

But before sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger, fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger. This stranger forces sagan to act—and his actions attract the attention of the Magellan Billet, a top-secret corps of the United States Justice Department that deals with America’s most sensitive investigations.

. Now he lives in virtual exile—haunted by bad decisions and a shocking truth he can never prove:  that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. But when one of his stories from the Middle East is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns.

The Third Secret: A Novel of Suspense

Night after restless night, the special archive open only to popes, Pope Clement XV enters the Vatican’s Riserva, where the Church’s most clandestine and controversial documents are stored. 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, sharing with them three secrets, 1917: The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children, two of which are soon revealed to the world. Equally concerned, is alberto cardinal Valendrea, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, but not out of any sense of compassion, . In a desperate search for answers, he travels to pope clement’s birthplace in Germany, where he learns that the third secret of Fatima may dictate the very fate of the Church–a fate now lying in Michener’s own hands.

Though unsure of the details, Michener knows that the Pope’ s distress stems from the revelations of Fatima. Vatican city, present day: Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope. When pope clement sends michener to the romanian highlands, then to a Bosnian holy site, in search of a priest–possibly one of the last people on Earth who knows Mary’s true message– a perilous set of events unfolds.

Now the pope’s interest in Fatima threatens to uncover a shocking ancient truth that Valendrea has kept to himself for many years. The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican, read only by popes, and not disclosed until the year 2000 Michener finds himself embroiled in murder, suicide, suspicion, deceit, and his forbidden passion for a beloved woman.

The Bishop's Pawn: A Novel Cotton Malone Book 13

Itself —— not only changes his own life, but the course of history. Steve berry always mines the lost riches of history —— in The Bishop's Pawn he imagines a gripping, provocative thriller about an American icon. When stephanie nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity.

. The first case of new york Times bestseller Steve Berry’s iconic hero, Cotton Malone. History notes that the ugly feud between J. Malone’s decision to see it through to the end —— from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.

C. Now, cotton malone, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis. It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick.

But that may not have been the case. 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 he soon discovers that two opposing forces—the justice department and the FBI—are at war over a rare coin and a cadre 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.