Fatima, 1917: the virgin mary appears to three peasant children, Portugal, sharing with them three secrets, two of which are soon revealed to the world. 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.
Equally concerned, the vatican’s secretary of State, but not out of any sense of compassion, is Alberto Cardinal Valendrea, . The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican, read only by popes, and not disclosed until the year 2000 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.
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. Vatican city, present day: Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope.
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. Fast-paced, highly entertaining. Baton rouge Advocate. Forged of the exquisite gem, the Amber Room inexplicably disappeared sometime during World War II. Locked into a treacherous game with professional killers, power, Rachel and Paul find themselves on a collision course with the forces of greed, and history itself.
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After the fall of communism and a succession of weak governments, the Russian people have voted to bring back the monarchy. Suddenly miles is racing across continents, shadowed by nefarious henchmen. Instead, the Romanovs are coldly and methodically executed. And that someone might even have survived the massacre.
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The prophecy’s implications are earth-shattering–not only for the future of the tsar and mother Russia, but also for Miles himself. Ten months have passed since Nicholas II’s 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.
Moscow: Present Day.
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Sagan suddenly finds himself caught in an international incident, the repercussions of which will shudder not only Washington, D. C. But also Jerusalem. But when one of his stories from the Middle East is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns. Coaxed into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, prague, unsure who’s friend and who’s foe, Sagan is forced to Vienna, then finally into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica—where his survival hinges on his rewriting everything we know about Christopher Columbus.
The Columbus Affair: A Novel with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark #ad - 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.
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New york times besetseller • “those who relish suspense in the Da Vinci Code vein will snap this one up, the best yet in the series. Publishers weekly starred reviewas a child, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone was told that his father died in a submarine disaster in the North Atlantic.
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. 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 date—one that offers up astounding historical revelations, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world: the tomb of China’s First Emperor, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, which has inexplicably remained sealed for more than two thousand years—its mysteries about to be revealed.
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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. With assassins, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, spies, traitors, Malone is caught in a lethal bind.
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Cotton malone and his fifteen-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. 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. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England.
But after he is greeted at gunpoint in london, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he’s stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown—an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.
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With appearances by franklin roosevelt, andrew mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, this riveting, and some eye-opening revelations from the $1 bill, non-stop adventure is trademark Steve Berry—90% historical fact, 10% exciting speculation—a provocative thriller posing a dangerous question: What if the Federal income tax is illegal? .
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Cotton malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired and owns an old bookshop in Denmark.
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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. 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.
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It’s just the kind of perilous business that Malone has been trying to leave behind, ever since he retired from the Justice Department.
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Richmond times-dispatchbonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry’s The Columbus Affair and a Cotton Malone dossier. As part of a campaign of arson intended to mask a far more diabolical design, buildings across Europe are being devoured by infernos of unnatural strength. Born from the ashes is a new eastern European nation whose ruthless leader will soon draw Cotton into an intense geopolitical chess game against a shadowy cabal of power brokers.
The Venetian Betrayal: A Novel Cotton Malone Book 3 #ad - . Steve berry has a genuine feel for the factual gaps that give history its tantalizing air of the unknown. The new york times book reviewafter narrowly escaping incineration in a devastating fire that consumes a Danish museum, the beguiling adventurer Cassiopeia Vitt, Cotton Malone—former Justice Department agent turned rare-book dealer—learns from his friend, that the blaze was neither an accident nor an isolated incident.
. The prize lies buried with the mummified remains of Alexander the Great—in a tomb lost to the ages for more than two thousand years.
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New york times bestseller • “all the steve berry hallmarks are here: scale, sweep, scope, history—plus breathless second-by-second suspense. In the paris vendetta there are assassination plots, searches for hidden treasure, battles between enemies and even friends, and a taste of romance. But thorvaldsen also harbors a hidden agenda—a vendetta—that will force Malone to choose between friend and country, past and present.
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