By Steve Berry
NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • This Cotton Malone experience blends gripping modern 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 opt to his former boss on the Justice division, Malone has the same opinion to escort a teenage fugitive again to England. yet after he's greeted at gunpoint in London, either the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he’s stumbled right into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown—an overseas incident fueled via geopolitical gamesmanship and stunning Tudor secrets.
At its center is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who's set to be published through Scottish gurus for “humanitarian reasons.” An outraged American govt items, yet not anything can convince the British to intervene.
other than, might be, Operation King’s Deception.
Run by way of the CIA, the operation goals to resolve a centuries-old secret, person who may perhaps rock nice Britain to its royal foundations.
Blake Antrim, the CIA operative accountable for King’s Deception, is attempting to find the spark that may re-ignite a most deadly fireplace, the single factor that each Irish nationwide has looked for generations: a criminal the reason for this is that the English needs to go away Northern eire. the answer's a long-buried mystery that calls into query the legitimacy of the whole forty-five-year reign of Elizabeth I, the final Tudor monarch, who accomplished the conquest of eire and seized a lot of its land. yet Antrim additionally has a extra own schedule, a twisted video game of revenge during which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and hazardous disciples of a mystery society remaining in, Malone is stuck in a deadly bind. to save lots of Gary he needs to play one treacherous participant opposed to another—and in basic terms by way of uncovering the great fact can he wish to avoid the shattering outcomes of the King’s Deception.
Don’t pass over Steve Berry’s novella The Tudor Plot and an excerpt from The Lincoln Myth in the again of the book.
Praise for The King’s Deception
“A Dan Brown-ian secular conspiracy in regards to the Virgin Queen using nonstop foreign intrigue.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Steve Berry
“Berry increases this genre’s stakes.”—The ny Times
“I love this guy.”—#1 New York Times bestselling writer Lee Child
“Forget Clancy and Cussler. in terms of this style, there's easily not anyone better.”—The windfall Journal
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