The King's Deception (Cotton Malone)

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 choose to his former boss on the Justice division, Malone consents 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 surprising Tudor secrets.
At its center is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who's set to be published by means of Scottish gurus for “humanitarian reasons.” An outraged American govt gadgets, yet not anything can convince the British to intervene.
other than, probably, Operation King’s Deception.
Run by means 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 in control of King’s Deception, is attempting to find the spark that may re-light a most deadly hearth, the only factor that each Irish nationwide has looked for generations: a felony this is why the English needs to depart Northern eire. the answer's a long-buried mystery that calls into query the legitimacy of the full 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 during which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and unsafe 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 means of uncovering the extraordinary fact can he wish to avoid the shattering outcomes 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 concerning the Virgin Queen using nonstop overseas 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. by way of this style, there's easily nobody better.”—The windfall Journal

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He didn’t say. ” the day gone by he’d desired to speak extra with Antrim, yet that had no longer been attainable. He needed to speak about it. So he instructed them what he’d realized final evening. “Are you convinced this can be actual? ” omit Mary requested him whilst he accomplished. He nodded. “We took a DNA try that would turn out it. ” “What a surprise this has to be to you,” she acknowledged. “Finding your start father. right here. ” “But no less than you chanced on out,” Ian stated. “Your mother must have informed you. ” “Perhaps she had an outstanding reason behind maintaining that identify to herself,” pass over Mary stated. Gary, notwithstanding, used to be definite. “I’m completely satisfied i do know. ” “And what is going to you do with this knowledge? ” pass over Mary requested him. “I don’t recognize but. ” “And the place is Mr. Antrim? ” “He’ll be right here. He’s a CIA agent, on task. My dad’s aiding him out. ” yet he was once nonetheless involved. He recalled his mom and dad’ divorce, whilst his mom had defined how years of being concerned had taken a toll. He’d no longer understood what she intended then, yet he did now. The uncertainty of no longer understanding if anyone you really liked used to be in hassle labored on you. He’d simply skilled it for a couple of hours. His mom had persevered it for years. He’d been indignant whilst his mom and dad divorced, uncertain precisely why they have been at an advantage aside, as they’d either made transparent. in a while, he’d witnessed firsthand the bitterness among them. Peace had merely been made among his mom and dad a month in the past with all that occurred in Austria and the Sinai, yet he hadn’t spotted a lot of a metamorphosis in his mom. nonetheless frightened. nonetheless agitated. nonetheless short-tempered. Then he’d discovered why, while she informed him the reality. And he hadn’t made issues effortless for her. challenging to understand his start father’s identification. She refusing. He threatening to dwell in Denmark. plenty of clash. greater than both of them used to be conversant in. He had to communicate along with his mom. And while Antrim or his dad again, he’d do this. ANTRIM determined to permit EVA HER second AND requested, “Why are we right here? ” “Walk with me. ” She led him towards the tomb of Henry VII. “This is, maybe, the best unmarried chapel in all of England,” she acknowledged, her voice low. “Henry is there, along with his queen, Elizabeth of York. less than is the Tudor vault, the place James I and the boy Edward VI lie. round us are the tombs of Mary, Queen of Scots, Charles II, William III, Mary II, George II, and Queen Anne. Even the 2 princes of the Tower, Edward IV’s sons, murdered via their uncle Richard III, are right here. ” She became left and stopped earlier than one of many pointed arches, commencing right into a part bay. “And, then, there's this. ” He stared on the black-and-white marble monument with its columns and gilded capitals. the lady mendacity atop, carved in stone, wore regal gowns. “The ultimate resting position of Elizabeth I,” Eva stated. “She died March 24, 1603, and was once first buried over there, together with her grandfather, within the vault underneath. yet her named successor, James I, erected this monument, so she was once moved in 1606, and has stayed right here ever on the grounds that. ” They approached the tomb, besides a small crowd. “Notice her face,” Eva whispered. He stepped shut and observed that it used to be that of an outdated girl.

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