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The 14th Colony - A Novel

Steve Berry

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain-in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th-Inauguration Day-is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He's aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization-the Society of Cincinnati-a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America's 14th colony-Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he's long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain-in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th-Inauguration Day-is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He's aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization-the Society of Cincinnati-a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America's 14th colony-Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he's long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.
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What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain-in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th-Inauguration Day-is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He's aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization-the Society of Cincinnati-a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America's 14th colony-Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he's long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

15h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

25:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

15:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

16:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

11:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

11:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

11:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

11:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

16:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

11:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

11:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

16:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

12:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

13:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

11:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

15:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

20:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

15:54


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:21