Category: Steve Berry

  • Book Review: “The Emperor’s Tomb” by Steve Berry

    Book Review: “The Emperor’s Tomb” by Steve Berry

    Genre: Thriller / History lesson Cotton Malone and Casssiopeia Vitt are desperately running away from a helicopter that is strafing them as they climb a mountainside. The helicopter pilot has every intention of keeping them from reaching their destination! Yikes! But I get ahead of myself. Two powerful men in China are vying to be […]

  • Book Review: “The Paris Vendetta” by Steve Berry

    Book Review: “The Paris Vendetta” by Steve Berry

    Genre: Thriller This is book #5 in the Cotton Malone series. Cotton was a Department of Justice special operative in the Magellan Billet but is now a book store owner in Copenhagen. He still gets in all sorts of trouble! 🙂 Napoleon took treasures from all the countries he conquered, and hid them. In his […]

  • Book Review: “The Charlemagne Pursuit” by Steve Berry

    Book Review: “The Charlemagne Pursuit” by Steve Berry

    Genre: Thriller November 1971 Cotton Malone’s dad, Forrest, was commanding a top secret mission using a small top secret submarine, the NR-1A (aka the USS Blazek). There was a malfunction in the nuclear power plant, then a fire, then the sub disappeared…all on board were presumed dead. Mission not Accomplished. Present Day Cotton Malone has […]

  • Book Review: “The Venetian Betrayal” by 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 […]

  • “The Lost Order” by Steve Berry

    “The Lost Order” by Steve Berry

    Genre: Thriller / Historical Fiction “The Lost Order” is an ARC sent to me by the publishers. It is due in “stores” on April 4, 2017 and is the 12th book in the Cotton Malone series. 1865, Smithsonian Institution Angus “Cotton” Adams is a former illustrator at the Smithsonian Institution. He is now a spy […]

  • Book Review: “The Columbus Affair” by Steve Berry

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

  • “The Alexandria Link” by Steve Berry

    “The Alexandria Link” by Steve Berry

    Genre: Thriller Rating: 2.5 Water Towers Steve Berry is a gifted author. His previous efforts were all four or five WaterTowers. Unfortunately, my expectations for The Alexandria Link were higher than what was delivered. This is the second installment with Cotton Malone as the hero (“The Templar Legacy” being the first). This book seems forced […]

  • "The Templar Legacy" Book Review

    "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 […]