The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berrys iconic hero, Cotton Malone.History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case.Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forcesthe Justice Department and the FBIare at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movements greatest martyr.Malones decision to see it through to the end from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself not only changes his own life, but the course of history.Steve Berry always mines the lost riches of history in The Bishop's Pawn he imagines a gripping, provocative thriller about an American icon....
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The Bishop's Pawn (Cotton Malone #13) Reviews
The first-person POV threw me at first, but ultimately felt like Cotton's true voice. That, and the apt title with the plot twist I did not see (very rare lately, for a Cotton Malone book) - just redeemed both Malone and Berry after the recent disappointing marathon. As well, the idea posited in the novel is thought-provoking, and, I think, entirely plausible. Good stuff.
Historical fiction with lots of fascinating “what if’s”.
THE BISHOP’S PAWN by Steve Berry is both the 13th Cotton Malone story and the first Malone story. This tale is set around the assassination of Martin Luther King, 50 years ago, and the possibility of the FBI’s involvement.
Like all of Mr. Berry’s stories, this is actual history and location sprinkled with a great load of actual history as well as a dusting of untruths that make the story exciting. 18 years ago Cotton Malone, then a Lt. with the Navy JAG office is recruited by Stephanie Nelle, wh ...more
Title: The Bishop’s Pawn (A Novel)
Author: Steve Berry
Publisher: Minotaur Books
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
The wonderful joy of reading a story never gets old for me. In fact, there are many times one can find me scouring online retailers for my next book to read or add to my watchlist. Steve Berry’s novels are some of the ones I love getting lost in because he takes historical facts and weaves a riveting novel. At the end of his books, he kindly separates fact from fiction ...more
E' andata, diciamo così. Ero molto scettica all'inizio, non sono una fan della prima persona, ritengo che dietro l'angolo si nasconda sempre il rischio del tema della prima elementare, ma potevo aver più fiducia nello zio Steve, data la sua esperienza, che se l'è cavata molto bene con questo esperimento. E' veramente la voce sarcastica di Malone quella che sentiamo.
La prima avventura di Cotton è un po' spiazzante: non ci sono i personaggi di contorno che amiamo (a malapena compare Stephanie) e l ...more
I am a big fan of Steve Berry's books, especially his Cotton Malone series. I must admit that this particular entry into the series did not impress me as much as the others. It may have to do with Cotton's first foray into life as a secret agent and how he became an employee of the Magellan Billet or a new twist on the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination, but for me it was not his usual fare.
I still recommend it thought and is set to be published in March, 2018.
OK - So I am a sucker for Berry's fictional character - Cotton Malone. This is an interesting addition - it is the first told as a narration rather than using a couple of characters. Like Berry's other books it is based in part on credible history - in this case on the antipathy between J Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King. Like all Cotton Malone books - not everyone survives but Cotton and there is plenty of action and there are plenty of twists. This story is an interesting speculation on the ...more
First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Steve Berry, Minotaur Books and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.
Steve Berry is back to provide readers with another instalment of the Cotton Malone series. In this piece, things go back to the beginning, before Magellan Billet, when Malone was still a lieutenant in the Navy and working for the JAG. After a failed attempt to help a friend finds Malone tos ...more