By Steve Berry
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER • This Cotton Malone event 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 prefer 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 by way of 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 via Scottish specialists for “humanitarian reasons.” An outraged American executive 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 unravel 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 looking for the spark that can re-ignite a most threatening fireplace, the single factor that each Irish nationwide has looked for generations: a felony this is because the English needs to go away Northern eire. the answer's a long-buried mystery that calls into query the legitimacy of the total 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 time table, a twisted online game of revenge within which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and unsafe disciples of a mystery society final in, Malone is stuck in a deadly bind. to avoid wasting Gary he needs to play one treacherous participant opposed to another—and merely by means of uncovering the terrific fact can he wish to avoid the shattering effects of the King’s Deception.
Don’t omit 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 riding 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 nobody better.”—The windfall Journal
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