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The King's Deception - A Novel

Steve Berry

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This Cotton Malone adventure blends gripping contemporary political intrigue, Tudor treachery, and high-octane thrills into one riveting novel of suspense. Cotton Malone and his fifteen-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown-an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets. At its heart is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who is set to be released by Scottish authorities for "humanitarian reasons." An outraged American government objects, but nothing can persuade the British to intervene. Except, perhaps, Operation King's Deception. Run by the CIA, the operation aims to solve a centuries-old mystery, one that could rock Great Britain to its royal foundations. Blake Antrim, the CIA operative in charge of King's Deception, is hunting for the spark that could rekindle a most dangerous fire, the one thing that every Irish national has sought for generations: a legal reason why the English must leave Northern Ireland. The answer is a long-buried secret that calls into question the legitimacy of the entire forty-five-year reign of Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch, who completed the conquest of Ireland and seized much of its land. But Antrim also has a more personal agenda, a twisted game of revenge in which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, Malone is caught in a lethal bind. To save Gary he must play one treacherous player against another-and only by uncovering the incredible truth can he hope to prevent the shattering consequences of the King's Deception. Praise for The King's Deception "[A] perfect blend of history and adventure . . . The history enhances

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This Cotton Malone adventure blends gripping contemporary political intrigue, Tudor treachery, and high-octane thrills into one riveting novel of suspense. Cotton Malone and his fifteen-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown-an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets. At its heart is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who is set to be released by Scottish authorities for "humanitarian reasons." An outraged American government objects, but nothing can persuade the British to intervene. Except, perhaps, Operation King's Deception. Run by the CIA, the operation aims to solve a centuries-old mystery, one that could rock Great Britain to its royal foundations. Blake Antrim, the CIA operative in charge of King's Deception, is hunting for the spark that could rekindle a most dangerous fire, the one thing that every Irish national has sought for generations: a legal reason why the English must leave Northern Ireland. The answer is a long-buried secret that calls into question the legitimacy of the entire forty-five-year reign of Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch, who completed the conquest of Ireland and seized much of its land. But Antrim also has a more personal agenda, a twisted game of revenge in which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, Malone is caught in a lethal bind. To save Gary he must play one treacherous player against another-and only by uncovering the incredible truth can he hope to prevent the shattering consequences of the King's Deception. Praise for The King's Deception "[A] perfect blend of history and adventure . . . The history enhances
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This Cotton Malone adventure blends gripping contemporary political intrigue, Tudor treachery, and high-octane thrills into one riveting novel of suspense. Cotton Malone and his fifteen-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown-an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets. At its heart is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who is set to be released by Scottish authorities for "humanitarian reasons." An outraged American government objects, but nothing can persuade the British to intervene. Except, perhaps, Operation King's Deception. Run by the CIA, the operation aims to solve a centuries-old mystery, one that could rock Great Britain to its royal foundations. Blake Antrim, the CIA operative in charge of King's Deception, is hunting for the spark that could rekindle a most dangerous fire, the one thing that every Irish national has sought for generations: a legal reason why the English must leave Northern Ireland. The answer is a long-buried secret that calls into question the legitimacy of the entire forty-five-year reign of Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch, who completed the conquest of Ireland and seized much of its land. But Antrim also has a more personal agenda, a twisted game of revenge in which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, Malone is caught in a lethal bind. To save Gary he must play one treacherous player against another-and only by uncovering the incredible truth can he hope to prevent the shattering consequences of the King's Deception. Praise for The King's Deception "[A] perfect blend of history and adventure . . . The history enhances

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

6h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:28