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The Lincoln Myth (Cotton Malone #9), Steve Berry

lincoln mythWhat does Abraham Lincoln and the Mormon Church have in common? Who knows, but we do know that if it is a matter of national security, and can change the world as we know it, Cotton Malone will be the one to figure it out. In The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry, Cotton Malone has once again been called to do a favor for his former boss, Stephanie Nell. What seemed like a simple of task of meeting an agent somewhere turned into a shoot out in the middle of the river. With agents missing and lives on the line, Malone is back to helping Stephanie Nelle and the President of the United States. Cassiopeia finds herself in on the same mission, which Malone knows nothing about, but has the job of getting back into the life of an old friend. It is during these separate but equal missions, relationships and friendships will be tested. There will be a question of what side to stand on, and if the appropriate actions were taken.
I have said it time and time again, I love Steve Berry novels. No matter what the subject matter, I find myself not being able to put them down. This makes you think of the civil war and all previous presidents in a different  light. You learn more about President Daniels than you ever have before, and you come to understand what it is like to be between a rock and a hard place. I highly recommend anyone to read this book, but if you haven’t started the series I would start from the beginning. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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The King’s Deception (Cotton Malone #8), Steve Berry

the-kings-deceptionCotton Malone is back to fill in the blanks of what happened while in London with his son. A recent stop in Georgia to go by his ex’s house brings up the question of what happened.  Pam, Malone’s ex, knew something was different when her son was able to forgive her for the sins of the past. It is difficult to learn that the man who raised you is not your biological father, and then when your mother won’t tell you who is, it is hard to understand and to want to trust her. On their way to the Copenhagen, Cotton is asked to do a favor and transport a young boy back to London because he escaped police custody after witnessing a crime in London. When they make it to London, they are ambushed by fake London police. Cotton finds his son, Gary, kidnapped, the boy has run away, and he is temporarily unconscious on the street. Cotton has found himself in the middle of something again, but this time his son is at risk.
I really enjoyed The King’s Deception. I mean there has barely been a Cotton Malone novel that I don’t like. This one though is about Queen Elizabeth and I found that to be pretty interesting. Steve Berry continues to make fictional history enjoyable to read, and now it’s time for me to go on to the next. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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The Jefferson Key (Cotton Malone #7), Steve Berry

Jefferson Key
Cotton Malone thought that he was going to enjoy a nice weekend in New York with Cassiopeia Vitt. Until he got a call from his old friend and former boss, Stephanie Nell asking him to meet him somewhere because she needed his help. Little did he know that phone call would take his simple weekend in New York and turn it into another adventure for Malone. Malone and Vitt find themselves caught in the middle of the history of the presidency dealing with pirates in times of crisis in American History. Now, these modern day pirates have decided to take matters in their own hands, and only finding a document that has been hidden for about 100 years can save them.
As always I love Cotton Malone novels, and Steve Berry did not disappoint. I typically love the ones in the foreign countries because I get an idea of other countries. This was interesting too because it deals with American History, and I actually know a little bit about that.  I love that you get to know the recurring characters more and more as you read, and they start to become a part of you. I will start the next one on my next vacation! Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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The Paris Vendetta, Steve Berry

Paris Vendetta
Cotton Malone and his team are at it again. Someone in the world is threatening the balance of how it works, and of course Cotton finds himself  in the middle of it all. This one though is incredibly personal, and involves a complicated history for Thorvaldsen, Cotton’s best friend. Cotton does not know how deep his vendetta goes in terms of who is all involved and in what aspect. There are a lot of twists and turns, and a deeper history than anyone could imagine, Napoleon’s treasure is only a small part of what is in store.
As usual I loved Steve Berry’s story and I always think he does a great job of making history interesting. Interweaving fact with fiction. This one though did take me a lot longer to read for a lot of different reasons. I was starting a new job, there was school, I read some other things in between just a lot. If you’ve started the Cotton Malone series, just keep going. They keep getting more and more interesting. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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The Venetian Betrayal, Steve Berry

venetian betrayal

Alexander the Great, Venice, power, science, and dominance. All these things are incorporated in the next part of Cotton Malone’s adventures. In The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry Malone finds himself once again in a world changing adventure with the usual suspects, Cassiopea Vitt and Henrik Thorvaldsen.  Once again Malone finds himself in a mystery that it seems only he can solve. Unlike the last novel by Berry, it is not Malone who is actually in jeopardy or with a task set out before him. This time it is Ms. Vitt who needs the help, but is reluctant to ask for it. Through many twists and turns this novel came to some crazy conclusions, and of fuse once again changed the world forever! If only some of these outcomes were true.

I still love Steve Berry, and will continue to plow through his novels, but some of the ridiculousness is crazy! I love the twists and turns and the anticipation and everything that is involved with the Cotton Malone series, but sometimes the fact that they get everything with just a phone call is a little off setting. It’s almost like they’re not really working for anything, and just buying it. I mean Malone is the only one who really does any of the brain work. Of course I still managed to get stuck reading through all the pages so fast because I couldn’t put it down! If you like Dan Brown you will like Steve Berry. Until next time,
Keep turing the pages,
90s Born Reader