By Steve Berry
Steve Berry’s bestselling thrillers have mesmerized suspense fanatics worldwide, yet his novels by myself can’t comprise the entire fascinating exploits of death-defying agent Cotton Malone and his shrewdpermanent, horny sidekick, Cassiopeia Vitt. capture all of the motion among the blockbusters during this trio of suspenseful brief tales that catch Cotton and Cassiopeia at their history-hunting, heart-stopping top. learn them as prequels to Cotton’s full-length epics or attractive stand-alone adventures. both means, this booklet package deal packs all of the punch adrenaline junkies have come to anticipate from the daring mind's eye of Steve Berry.
“In Malone, Berry has created a vintage, complicated hero.”—USA Today
THE BALKAN ESCAPE
Prequel to The Emperor’s Tomb
As a choose to enigmatic billionaire Henrik Thorvaldsen, Cassiopeia Vitt treks into Bulgaria’s Rila mountains looking for a buried stash of incredibly infrequent artifacts from a bygone civilization: the traditional tomb of a Thracian king. but if her presence is came upon by way of a shadowy workforce of Russians secretly mining the realm, she wishes a manner out. Whom am i able to trust? turns into the query, and her existence depends upon making the suitable decision.
THE DEVIL’S GOLD
Prequel to The Jefferson Key
For 8 years he’s been plotting, ready, scheming to kill Federal brokers Christopher Combs and Cotton Malone, whom he blames for the lack of his occupation. yet as rogue agent Jonathan Wyatt prepares for a last war of words in a distant South American village, he makes a discovery that stretches again to the horrors of worldwide warfare II, to the fabulous mystery of a child’s beginning, to Martin Bormann and Eva Braun—and to a fortune in misplaced gold.
THE ADMIRAL’S MARK
Prequel to The Columbus Affair
Cotton Malone by no means cared for the shady dealings of his brother-in-law, Scott Brown. yet after Scott dies whereas scuba diving, Malone heads to Haiti the place he learns that, underneath the crystal transparent waters, his brother-in-law had stumbled on the sunken wreckage of the Santa Maria, the fabled flagship of Christopher Columbus. getting down to piece jointly what occurred, Malone quick realizes that he’s now not the one guy there with questions—and that he’ll need to struggle simply to get out of Haiti alive.
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