His­tory and mys­tery join forces in thriller

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - Weekend Life - JEFF AYERS

A quick favour plunges for­mer govern­ment agent Cot­ton Malone into a con­spir­acy with ties to both his per­sonal life and a piv­otal mo­ment in U.S. his­tory in Steve Berry’s The Lin­coln Myth.

Malone, who has re­tired to his book­shop in Copen­hagen, Den­mark, re­ceives a call from his for­mer boss ask­ing him to help an­other agent grab an in­for­mant. Soon bul­lets are fly­ing.

Malone must see the mis­sion to the bit­ter end, es­pe­cially since one of the mas­ter­minds be­hind the plot was in­volved with Cas­siopeia, the woman Malone now loves.

Cas­siopeia is also on a mis­sion, and it in­volves get­ting close to the man she once loved. When ev­i­dence demon­strates that her for­mer flame is in­volved in a deadly plot, can she over­come her doubts to ful­fil her mis­sion? Can she trust Malone? And can he trust her?

Malone and Cas­siopeia are rac­ing for an­swers that in­volve a se­cret passed down from one U.S. pres­i­dent to the next, start­ing with Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton. This se­cret was passed down by James Buchanan, but died with Abra­ham Lin­coln.

Berry uses his ex­ten­sive knowl­edge of law and his­tory for an al­ter­na­tive look at events in U.S. his­tory, and he has de­liv­ered a com­pelling story that’s his best novel in years.

The Lin­coln Myth Steve Berry Bal­lan­tine Books

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