The Jefferson Key
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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 17th 2011
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 456
Edition language: English
Series: Cotton Malone (#7)
Good plot, not so good pacing. Parts of this got extremely choppy and I admit I had trouble keeping track of where certain characters were at a given moment. Not among his best works, but I did enjoy parts of the background plot.
Yet another really good book from Berry! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would give it 4.8 stars really. The only thing I didn't appreciate was the gore of the torture stuff... that was a little too much to handle.
Book 7, in the Cotton Malone seriesFans of this series will notice that this latest installment is a departure from the six previous Cotton Malone adventures. In this novel the author brings the action to the North American eastern coast all the way up to Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia Canada. As always he...
Originally Posted to All I Ever ReadEvery time I read a book in Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series, I inadvertently find myself humming the Mission Impossible theme. Well that or the MacGyver theme. People on the train tend to look at me like I’m nuts, but I just can’t help it. I get so involved ...
Excellent read, but it was a bit difficult keeping all the players straight. The POV kept changing, sometimes as often as every paragraph. Really enjoyed the storyline and all the backstabbing! I hadn't visited with Cotton Malone since THE ALEXANDRIA LINK, and really shouldn't stay away so long.