Category Archives: Steve Berry

Book Review: “The Venetian Betrayal” by Steve Berry

Genre: Thriller “The Venetian Betrayal” is #3 in the Cotton Malone series. I am back on track after reading an ARC of #12 “The Lost Order”. Cotton Malone is a retired Department of Justice Magellan Billet special operative. He owns a book store in Copenhagen. On his way home after a meeting of the Danish Antiquarian Booksellers Society he decides

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Book Review: “The Columbus Affair” by Steve Berry

Genre:  Thriller (Hidden Jewish Artifacts) – Disgraced Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Tom Sagan had his gun to his head when Zachariah Simon (who we met in “The Admiral’s Mark”, see my review) entered his home and offered him a deal. Simon would not kill his daughter, Alle, if Tom would help him locate priceless Jewish artifacts hidden from the world in

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Book Review: “The Admiral’s Mark” by Steve Berry

Genre: Thriller (Interesting Historical Adventure) Eight years before we get to know Cotton Malone, he lost his brother-in-law, Scott,  to drowning while Scott was diving in Haiti. The circumstances of this drowning were routinely handled by the authorities in Haiti and if it were not for Cotton’s wife (her sister was married to Scott) insisting that Cotton take a closer

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"The Templar Legacy" Book Review

I’ve been reading a lot this year…just finished “The Templar Legacy” by Steve Berry. I have read all but one (his latest hardcover). He is one of my favorites (I have about 10, but, some are favorite favorites like Perri O’Shaughnessy and Steven Frey (see the first blog entry). The Templar Legacy hit a nerve and really “frightened” me. That

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