Blog Tour Stop & Contest: The King’s Deception by Steve Berry

Title: The King’s Deception by Steve Berry
Cotton Malone Series Book 8
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Genre: Historical, Suspense
Length: 433 pages

Summary:

Cotton Malone is back! Steve Berry’s new international adventure blends gripping contemporary 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 favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he’s stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown—an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.

At its heart is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who is set to be released by Scottish authorities for “humanitarian reasons.” An outraged American government objects, but nothing can persuade the British to intervene.

Except, perhaps, Operation King’s Deception.

Run by the CIA, the operation aims to solve a centuries-old mystery, one that could rock Great Britain to its royal foundations.

Blake Antrim, the CIA operative in charge of King’s Deception, is hunting for the spark that could rekindle a most dangerous fire, the one thing that every Irish national has sought for generations: a legal reason why the English must leave Northern Ireland. The answer is a long-buried secret that calls into question the legitimacy of the entire forty-five-year reign of Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch, who completed the conquest of Ireland and seized much of its land. But Antrim also has a more personal agenda, a twisted game of revenge in which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, Malone is caught in a lethal bind. To save Gary he must play one treacherous player against another—and only by uncovering the incredible truth can he hope to prevent the shattering consequences of the King’s Deception.


Contest

One lucky winner will win an autographed copy of The Paris Vendetta. This contest is open to US Addresses ONLY.

Title: The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry
Cotton Malone Series Book Five
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Genre: Historical, Suspense
Length: 433 pages

Summary:

When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?

Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone isn’t looking for trouble when it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookshop. Actually, it breaks and enters in the form of an American Secret Service agent with a pair of assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts about the anxious young man, but narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to follow his unexpected new ally.

Their first stop is the secluded estate of Malone’s good friend, Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoon has uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy. Only by matching wits with a terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic attack, and plunging into a desperate hunt for Napoleon’s legendary lost treasure can Malone hope to avert international financial anarchy.

But Thorvaldsen’s real objective is much more personal: to avenge the murder of his son by the larcenous aristocrat at the heart of the conspiracy. Thorvaldsen’s vendetta places Malone in an impossible quandary—one that forces him to choose between friend and country, past and present. Starting in Denmark, moving to England, and ending up in the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone plays a breathless game of duplicity and death, all to claim a prize of untold value. But at what cost?


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5 Responses to Blog Tour Stop & Contest: The King’s Deception by Steve Berry

  1. SHELLEY S

    THE BOOK YOU ARE GIVING AWAY SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT READ! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! calicolady60@hotmail.com

  2. Carolyn Valdez

    I have heard so many good things about Steve Berry’s books. Hope I can win one.

  3. Cynthia

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to read the book. Please count me in.

  4. Meghan Stith

    I follow via email: mestith at gmail dot com
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    I love stumbling upon new books on these blogs! This one looks like something I would really enjoy! I always wonder how much say an author has on the design of their cover. My brother is getting into the book designing business so it’s something I’m especially interested in!
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  5. Charlotte

    This sounds like a great book to read.