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Read online The Columbus Affair.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Columbus Affair i A family s secret a ruthless fanatic and a covert arm of the American government all are linked by a single puzzling possibility i .

b i What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of why Columbus sailed in And what if that year old secret could violently reshape the modern political world i b .

Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard hitting articles from hot spots around the world But when one of his stories from the Middle East is exposed as a fraud his professional reputation crashes and burns Now he lives in virtual exile haunted by bad decisions and a shocking truth he can never prove that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger This stranger forces Sagan to act and his actions attract the attention of the Magellan Billet a top secret corps of the United States Justice Department that deals with America s most sensitive investigations Sagan suddenly finds himself caught in an international incident the repercussions of which will shudder not only Washington D C but also Jerusalem Coaxed into a deadly cat and mouse game unsure who s friend and who s foe Sagan is forced to Vienna Prague then finally into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica where his survival hinges on his rewriting everything we know about Christopher Columbus by Steve Berry

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The Columbus Affair
Title:The Columbus Affair
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Number of Pages:426
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery thriller
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The Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man an entire room forged of exquisite amber from its four massive walls to its finely crafted furniture But it is also the subject of one of history s most intriguing mysteries Originally commissioned in by Frederick I of Prussia the Room was later perfected Tsarskoe Selo the Russian imperial city In German troops invaded the Soviet Union looting everything in their wake and seizing the Amber Room When the Allies began the bombing of Germany in August the Room was hidden And despite the best efforts of treasure hunters and art collectors from around the world it has never been seen again br Now two powerful men have set their best operatives loose in pursuit and the hunt has begun once more br Life is good for Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler She loves her job loves her kids and remains civil to her ex husband Paul But everything changes when her father a man who survived the horrors of World War II dies under strange circumstances and leaves behind clues to a secret he kept his entire life a secret about something called the Amber Room br Desperate to know the truth about her father s suspicious dealings Rachel takes off for Germany with Paul close behind Shortly after arriving they find themselves involved with a cast of shadowy characters who all claim to share their quest But as they learn more about the history of the treasure they seek Rachel and Paul realize they re in way over their heads Locked in a treacherous game with ruthless professional killers and embroiled in a treasure hunt of epic proportions Rachel and Paul suddenly find themselves on a collisioncourse with the forces of power evil and history itself br A brilliant adventure and a scintillating tale of intrigue deception art and murder The Amber Room is a classic tale of suspense and the debut of a strong new voice in the world of the international thriller From the Hardcover edition, As a child former Justice Department agent 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for humankind p p In an effort to ensure that this explosive information never rises to the surface Langford Ramsey an ambitious navy admiral has begun a brutal game of treachery blackmail and assassination As Malone embarks on a dangerous quest with the sisters one that leads them from an ancient German cathedral to a snowy French citadel to the unforgiving ice of Antarctica he will finally confront the shocking truth of his father s death and the distinct possibility of his own p, BONUS This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry s i The Emperor s Tomb i and a Cotton Malone dossier br br Cotton Malone retired from the high risk world of elite operatives for the U S Justice Department to lead the low key life of a rare book dealer But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e mail You have something I want You re the only person on earth who knows where to find it Go get it You have hours If I don t hear from you you will be childless His horrified ex wife confirms that the threat is real Their teenage son has been kidnapped When Malone s Copenhagen bookshop is burned to the ground it becomes brutally clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want And what they want is nothing less than the lost Library of Alexandria br br A cradle of ideas historical philosophical literary scientific and religious the Library of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world But fifteen hundred years ago it vanished into the mists of myth and legend its vast bounty of wisdom coveted ever since by scholars fortune hunters and those who believe its untold secrets hold the key to ultimate power br br Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls bent on altering the course of history is desperate to breach the library s hallowed halls and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed At stake is an explosive ancient document with the potential not only to change the destiny of the Middle East but to shake the world s three major religions to their very foundations br br Pursued by a lethal mercenary Malone crosses the globe in search of answers His quest will lead him to England and Portugal even to the highest levels of American government and the shattering outcome deep in the Sinai desert will have worldwide repercussions, Four United States presidents have been assassinated in and each murder seemingly unrelated and separated by time p But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason a clause in the United States Constitution contained within Article Section that would shock Americans p p This question is what faces former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone in his latest adventure When a bold assassination attempt is made against President Danny Daniels in the heart of Manhattan Malone risks his life to foil the killing only to find himself at dangerous odds with the Commonwealth a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution In their most perilous exploit yet Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt race across the nation and take to the high seas Along the way they break a secret cipher originally possessed by Thomas Jefferson unravel a mystery concocted by Andrew Jackson and unearth a centuries old document forged by the Founding Fathers themselves one powerful enough thanks to that clause in the Constitution to make the Commonwealth unstoppable p