The Venetian Betrayal (Cotton Malone #3)

Author(s): Steve Berry

Crime Fiction

For ex-field agent Cotton Malone the stakes have never been higher: a deadly virus that could wipe out civilisation as we know it -- and a cure that lies buried in the past. A secret international coalition has created a lethal biological weapon. Whoever develops the cure will control the future of global warfare. Yet that cure could already exist, buried centuries before with Alexander the Great. When Malone hears about it, he joins the hunt for Alexander's long-lost tomb. His quest soon becomes a harrowing fight for truth that has unimaginable repercussions...


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'Locating the tomb of Alexander the Great has held a fascination for archaeologists and historians ever since his death in 323 BC and it makes perfect plot fodder for this action-packed thriller. Fast paced and engaging.' -- Sunday Express 20080504 'Proves once again that he has a genuine feel for the factual gaps that give history its tantalizing air of the unknown' -- New York Times 20080504 'Berry has gotten better and more ambitious with each of his books...the last 100 pages are as fast-paced as you are likely to find in a novel this year' -- 20080504 'Pure intrigue. Pure fun.' -- Clive Cussler on Steve Berry 20080504 'A major twist... the puzzles are so much fun... radical thinking of the Gospels that's sure to spark some lively debate ... pretty grabby stuff' -- Wall Street Journal on THE TEMPLAR LEGACY 20080504 'Complex and fast-moving thriller writing, delivered with a great deal of dash, and shades of The Da Vinci" Code"' -- Good Book Guide on THE TEMPLAR LEGACY 20080504 'Sexy, illuminating ... my kind of thriller.' -- Dan Brown on THE AMBER ROOM 20080504 'Not to be missed. Anagrams and complicated symbology... a complex, well-written, and extremely readable story.' -- Library Journal on THE TEMPLAR LEGACY 20080504 'Writes with the self-assured style of a veteran' -- Dan Brown 20080504 'Steve Berry is a writer on the rise.' -- David Morrell, author of NIGHTSCAPE and CREEPERS 20080504 'Conspiracies and plots abound ... Berry handles his thriller tradecraft skilfully, [and] his descriptions are stellar.' -- Booklist on THE THIRD SECRET 20080504 'International intrigue, swashbuckling action, indestructible hero from the American South... Not to be missed.' -- Kirkus Reviews, on THE ROMANOV PROPHECY 20080504

Steve Berry lives on the coast in Georgia, USA, with his wife and daughter. He is a lawyer who has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and Russia. His first two novels, THE AMBER ROOM and THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, were US bestsellers; his most recent three books, THE THIRD SECRET, THE TEMPLAR LEGACY and THE ALEXANDRIA LINK, were New York Times and international bestsellers. His books have been published in 39 countries and translated into 37 languages.

General Fields

  • : 9780340933459
  • : Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • : Hodder Paperback
  • : November 2009
  • : 179mm X 179mm X 35mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steve Berry
  • : Paperback
  • : 9-Dec
  • : English
  • : 560
  • : Adventure / thriller
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