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
In this story, which Steve Berry writes in the first person for the first time, Cotton Malone remembers his first case with Stephanie Nelle, a case very much entangled with the assassination of Martin Luther King, many years before.
I thought it an interesting coincidence that I began reading this book on April 4th, the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, an anniversary that is mentioned as the book begins and moves into the revisit of this historic event.
Steve Berry includes a lo ...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
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The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s 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 late ...more
On April 4th 1968 as a shot rang out in Memphis Tennessee striking civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., America was forever changed, and King transformed into a symbol of martyrdom for the movement. Fifty years to that day, the United States is still battling those very demons that presented themselves that King fought against in the mid 20th century era Civil Rights movement. Steve Berry's new addition in the Cotton Malone series acts as a timely addition in remembrance of how far we'v ...more
Latest installment in the Cotton Malone series. The majority of the book is a flashback to when Cotton was first introduced to Stephanie Nell and asked to do a favor for her. Cotton becomes in tangled with a mystery surrounding the death of Martin Luther King. Overall it was a good story, and it was interesting to see what Cotton was like when he first started out. The mystery was interesting, but it felt like you knew the secret early in the book. That was a little disappointing, but Mr. Berry ...more
A change of pace in the Cotton Malone series - Berry's newest book is a "flashback" to Malone's first mission for the Justice Department 18 years ago and does a nice job filling in some of the character's backstory. The strength of this series has always been mining the gray areas of history to find a mixture of facts and gaps that can be shaped into a suspense novel. The Bishop's Pawn focuses on the players and conspiracies associated with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. - timely i ...more
Love this character and this writer. Short chapters and lots of action and adventure. This particular book digs up old news inre Martin Luther King. Cotton does the FBI a favor and nearly dies, not to mention those that do die. Shocking ending. Thanks to Mr. Berry and Goodreads.
The next chapter in the Cotton Malone series actually backtracks to Cotton's first case when Stephanie Nelle recruits him. This story takes us back through time to a period, when racism and inequality were rampant.
I enjoy all of Berry's works thus far, this included, however I wouldn't consider it my favourite. When I read Berry's work, I'm used to the action/adventure/suspense of Cotton's adventures. This book did have its moments of action and were very well written in typical Berry fashion, ...more