The Alexandria Link
Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. Justice Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: “You have something I want. You’re the only person on earth who knows where... show more
Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. Justice Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: “You have something I want. You’re the only person on earth who knows where to find it. Go get it. You have 72 hours. If I don’t hear from you, you will be childless.” His horrified ex-wife confirms that the threat is real: Their teenage son has been kidnapped. When Malone’s Copenhagen bookshop is burned to the ground, it becomes brutally clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want. And what they want is nothing less than the lost Library of Alexandria. A cradle of ideas–historical, philosophical, literary, scientific, and religious–the Library of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world. But fifteen hundred years ago, it vanished into the mists of myth and legend–its vast bounty of wisdom coveted ever since by scholars, fortune hunters, and those who believe its untold secrets hold the key to ultimate power.Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls, bent on altering the course of history, is desperate to breach the library’s hallowed halls–and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed. At stake is an explosive ancient document with the potential not only to change the destiny of the Middle East but to shake the world’s three major religions to their very foundations. Pursued by a lethal mercenary, Malone crosses the globe in search of answers. His quest will lead him to England and Portugal, even to the highest levels of American government–and the shattering outcome, deep in the Sinai desert, will have worldwide repercussions.From the Hardcover edition.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 27th 2007
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 494
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Cotton Malone (#2)
Great plot, great characters, and I loved the way this book explored the history of the great religions of the world. I think this is the best of the Berry books I have read so far, and I am looking forward to upcoming Cotton Malone books.
4 stars. #2 in the series. Reread (many years later) so I can read them in order. Since I didn't remember much of the book it was fun. It also helped fit characters in the time line of the series together. Since I'm a fan of all things Library of Alexandria, I can imagine I may read this one y...
Cotton Malone cannot seem to catch a break. His son is kidnapped, his bookstore is blown up ... and all because of the Library of Alexandria.The connection? His friend, George Haddad, has been talking with him about the Library for years, claiming that parts of it still exist.Apparently, other peopl...
Read my full review at Tales Between the PagesI'm starting to think that Steve Berry is a megalomaniac. The more of his books that I read, the more I see his fascination with power and self-importance. I keep reading him because I expect his stories to get better. I like Cotton Malone, I really do. ...
It. Is. FABULOUS!! I had read a couple of the reviews and I just wanted to touch on something that has really been bothering me. Some have given Berry bad reviews on this book for reasons that I personally think are absolutely crazy! To base your rating on the fact that he wrote about some things an...