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 choose 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 through Scottish gurus for “humanitarian reasons.” An outraged American executive items, yet not anything can convince the British to intervene.
other than, maybe, Operation King’s Deception.
Run through the CIA, the operation goals to resolve a centuries-old secret, one who may 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-ignite a most threatening fireplace, the single factor that each Irish nationwide has looked for generations: a criminal it's because the English needs to depart 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 schedule, a twisted video game of revenge within which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and unsafe disciples of a mystery society last in, Malone is stuck in a deadly bind. to save lots of Gary he needs to play one treacherous participant opposed to another—and purely by way of uncovering the remarkable fact can he desire to avoid the shattering effects 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 concerning the Virgin Queen riding nonstop overseas intrigue.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Steve Berry
“Berry increases this genre’s stakes.”—The big apple 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 not anyone better.”—The windfall Journal

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This can be CIA company. Wait over there. ” Gary retreated throughout to the opposite aspect of the room. He opened the e-mail and browse the message. smart, your get away from the Daedalus Society. 3 in their operatives are useless. they won't be happy. i'm conscious of Operation King’s Deception, as i'm certain you presently notice. i'm additionally acutely aware that you've realized the site of the Tudor sanctuary from Farrow Curry’s translation. We needs to converse in individual. Why may you do this kind of factor? simply because, Mr. Antrim, for those who don't, my subsequent conversation could be to the us and also you without doubt understand what the substance of that dialog could be. i do know in regards to the funds the Daedalus Society paid. really, you and that i now wish a similar factor. So our intentions are comparable. if you'd like to work out that that you have sought, then stick with the instructions under. i need you there in the subsequent part hour. If now not, then i'll depart you on your superiors, who should not happy to profit what you could have performed. He glanced up from the reveal. MI6 knew all of his enterprise, too. What selection did he have? He learn the instructions. round the corner. He will be there in the part hour. The knapsack he’d taken from the warehouse sat at his ft. within was once Cecil’s unique magazine and the remainder PEs. He must have retrieved one of many weapons from the our bodies within the warehouse, yet his major trouble have been to get the hell out of there. He glanced around the room at Gary, who used to be staring out of 1 of the café’s street-front home windows. Mathews had no longer pointed out a specific thing approximately him. probably Gary might be used. To his virtue. GARY was once burdened. This guy who used to be his beginning father was once so various from his father. Moody. Emotional. Sharp-tongued. yet he was once an immense boy and will deal with it, even though all of this was once a brand new adventure. He’d additionally simply watched as this guy incinerated 3 humans, then confirmed no regret. the girl had evidently identified Antrim seeing that she’d two times referred to as him by way of his first identify and, in advance of Antrim ignited the explosives, he’d taunted her. Rot in hell, Denise. His dad had just once spoken approximately killing. That occurred a month in the past, whilst he, his father, and his mom have been all in Copenhagen. no longer whatever you're keen on to do, yet anything you typically need to do. He may possibly delight in that. Blake Antrim appeared to take one other strategy. yet that didn't make him improper. Or undesirable. simply assorted. Antrim now appeared agitated. disappointed. involved. no longer an identical self assurance from the day before today, while he first published that he was once the guy who’d been with Gary’s mom. issues had replaced. He watched as Antrim hoisted the knapsack from the ground and walked over. “We need to pass. ” “Where to? ” “To where the magazine mentions. i do know the place that's now. ” “What approximately my dad? ” “I don't have any manner of contacting him. Let’s money this out, then we’ll determine how to define him. ” That sounded logical. “But I’m going to want you to do anything for me. ” Fifty-six MALONE used to be able to DO anything. something. but HE used to be stymied as to the correct path. He had no approach of contacting Blake Antrim and no approach of discovering Gary.

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