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The Warsaw Protocol

Cotton Malone #15

by Steve Berry

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The Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2020
    384 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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In New York Times bestseller Steve Berry's latest Cotton Malone adventure, one by one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world.

After former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone witnesses the theft of one of them, he learns from his old boss, Stephanie Nelle, that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder―blackmail that both the United States and Russia want, but for vastly different reasons.

The price of admission to that auction is one of the relics, so Malone is first sent to a castle in Poland to steal the Holy Lance, a thousand-year-old spear sacred to not only Christians but to the Polish people, and then on to the auction itself. But nothing goes as planned and Malone is thrust into a bloody battle between three nations over information that, if exposed, could change the balance of power in Europe.

From the tranquil canals of Bruges, to the elegant rooms of Wawel Castle, to deep beneath the earth into an ancient Polish salt mine, Malone is caught in the middle of a deadly war―the outcome of which turns on a secret known as the Warsaw Protocol.

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"Berry once again shows there's no working author more skilled at combining thrilling adventure with engrossing historical detail...[He] seasons the plot with fascinating lore and vivid locations, as informative as any textbook. If only textbooks were this exciting." - Publishers Weekly

"Berry builds suspense nicely, allowing readers to anticipate the violence that eventually comes...An enjoyable read. Berry's fans won't be disappointed." - Kirkus Reviews

"Berry has called Dan Brown and raised him, taking the lead in the big-money game of the religious-relic thriller." - Booklist

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Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cotton Malone novels (The Bishop's Pawn, The Malta Exchange), among other books, and several works of short fiction. He has 25 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves as an emeritus member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.

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