The King's Deception (Cotton Malone)

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 is of 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 foreign incident fueled through geopolitical gamesmanship and stunning Tudor secrets.
 
At its middle is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who's set to be published by means of Scottish professionals for “humanitarian reasons.” An outraged American executive gadgets, yet not anything can convince the British to intervene.
 
other than, maybe, Operation King’s Deception.
 
Run by means of the CIA, the operation goals to resolve a centuries-old secret, one who may well rock nice Britain to its royal foundations.
 
Blake Antrim, the CIA operative answerable for King’s Deception, is attempting to find the spark which could re-light a most threatening hearth, the single factor that each Irish nationwide has hunted for generations: a felony this is why 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 online game of revenge during which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and hazardous disciples of a mystery society ultimate in, Malone is stuck in a deadly bind. to avoid wasting Gary he needs to play one treacherous participant opposed to another—and basically by way of uncovering the terrific fact can he desire 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 manhattan 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 nobody better.”—The windfall Journal

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Hot air blasted the car’s inside and the engine droned as they chugged via site visitors. Malone’s eyes surrendered to jet lag. while he woke, he glanced at his watch and discovered he’d been out approximately fifteen mins. He willed himself to alertness. Gary and Ian have been nonetheless sitting quietly. The sky had darkened extra. A typhoon used to be forthcoming the town. He studied the car’s inside, noticing for the 1st time no radio or communications gear. additionally, the carpets have been immaculate, the upholstery in pristine . under no circumstances like all police automobile he’d ever ridden in. He then tested Norse. The man’s brown hair was once reduce under the ears. no longer shaggy, yet thick. He used to be clean-shaven and a piece obese. He used to be dressed effectively, swimsuit and tie, however it was once the left earlobe that drew his recognition. Pierced. No earring was once current, however the puncture was once transparent. “I used to be thinking about, Inspector. may well I see your identity? I must have requested on the airport. ” Norse didn't solution him. The query aroused Ian’s consciousness, and he studied Malone with a curious glance. “Did you listen me, Norse? I’d wish to see your id. ” “Just benefit from the journey, Malone. ” He didn’t just like the curt tone so he reached for front seat and pulled himself ahead, meaning to make his aspect clearer. The barrel of a gun came over the headrest and greeted him. “This sufficient identity? ” Norse requested. “Actually, i used to be hoping for an image identity. ” He motioned to the weapon. “When did the Metropolitan Police begin issuing Glocks? ” No answer. “Who are you? ” The gun waved at Ian. “His keeper. ” Ian reached throughout Gary and wrenched the chrome deal with up and down, however the door wouldn't open. “Great issues, baby locks,” acknowledged Norse. “Keeps the wee ones from slipping away. ” Malone acknowledged, “Son, you need to inform me what’s occurring? ” Ian acknowledged not anything. “These males have it sounds as if long gone to lots of hassle to make your acquaintance. ” “Sit again, Malone,” Norse acknowledged. “This is none of your predicament. ” He reclined within the seat. “On that we agree. ” other than his son was once within the vehicle, too. Norse saved his head grew to become again towards them, his gaze and the gun glued on Malone. the auto persisted via morning congestion. He absorbed what used to be whirling prior outdoor, recalling what he may perhaps concerning the geography of North London. He discovered the bridge they’d simply crossed used to be for Regent’s Canal, a corridor-like waterway that wound a snaking course in the course of the urban, finally spilling into the Thames. Stately bushes coated the four-laned prom. site visitors was once heavy. He noticed the recognized Lord’s Cricket flooring. He knew that the fictitious Baker road of Sherlock Holmes lay a number of blocks over. Little Venice wasn’t far-off. They crossed the canal back and he glanced down at brightly painted houseboats dotting the waterway. Longboats dotted the canal, not more than ten toes excessive, designed to slot less than the tight bridges. Rows and rows of Georgian homes and apartments coated the side road, fronted with tall timber much less their leaves. Devene grew to become the Mercedes onto an aspect lane.

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