June 23, 2011

The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry

New York Times Best Seller!  First Edition, First Printing!
The Jefferson Key: A Novel by Steve Berry

  Four United States presidents have been assassinated—in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963—each murder seemingly unrelated and separated by time. But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason: a clause in the United States Constitution—contained within Article 1, Section 8—that would shock Americans?   This question is what faces former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone in his latest adventure.  When a bold assassination attempt is made against President Danny Daniels in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the killing—only to find himself at dangerous odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution. In their most perilous exploit yet, Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt race across the nation and take to the high seas. Along the way they break a secret cipher originally possessed by Thomas Jefferson, unravel a mystery concocted by Andrew Jackson, and unearth a centuries-old document forged by the Founding Fathers themselves, one powerful enough—thanks to that clause in the Constitution—to make the Commonwealth unstoppable.

This title is in my to read stack. I only have the one copy. The Venetian Betrayal is ahead in my reading list.

The Jefferson Key (Cotton Malone, #7)The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A dust jacket with the White House on it is a strong draw, pulling me in to read it promptly.

Not having read any of Steve Berry's books before, I was quite pleased to jump in with out having read the previous books, with the action, intrigue and mental games.

Caution! Pick a time without interruptions when you read, as this book is very difficult to put down. The complex story hints at past assignations, Piracy, Codes and Constitution. Which is fact and which is fiction. With a twisting of characters, Cotton Malone, CIA, FBI, NIB and more.

Is there more truth here than fiction? I do recommend it!

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I have sold out of 1st, 1st please go to Amazon for your copy.

The Jefferson Key is also available on Amazon!