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The Paris Vendetta - A Novel

Steve Berry

When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he? Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone isn't looking for trouble when it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookshop. Actually, it breaks and enters in the form of an American Secret Service agent with a pair of assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts about the anxious young man, but narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to follow his unexpected new ally. Their first stop is the secluded estate of Malone's good friend, Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoon has uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy. Only by matching wits with a terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic attack, and plunging into a desperate hunt for Napoleon's legendary lost treasure can Malone hope to avert international financial anarchy. But Thorvaldsen's real objective is much more personal: to avenge the murder of his son by the larcenous aristocrat at the heart of the conspiracy. Thorvaldsen's vendetta places Malone in an impossible quandary-one that forces him to choose between friend and country, past and present. Starting in Denmark, moving to England, and ending up in the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone plays a breathless game of duplicity and death, all to claim a prize of untold value. But at what cost? From the Hardcover edition.

When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he? Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone isn't looking for trouble when it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookshop. Actually, it breaks and enters in the form of an American Secret Service agent with a pair of assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts about the anxious young man, but narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to follow his unexpected new ally. Their first stop is the secluded estate of Malone's good friend, Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoon has uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy. Only by matching wits with a terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic attack, and plunging into a desperate hunt for Napoleon's legendary lost treasure can Malone hope to avert international financial anarchy. But Thorvaldsen's real objective is much more personal: to avenge the murder of his son by the larcenous aristocrat at the heart of the conspiracy. Thorvaldsen's vendetta places Malone in an impossible quandary-one that forces him to choose between friend and country, past and present. Starting in Denmark, moving to England, and ending up in the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone plays a breathless game of duplicity and death, all to claim a prize of untold value. But at what cost? From the Hardcover edition.
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When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he? Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone isn't looking for trouble when it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookshop. Actually, it breaks and enters in the form of an American Secret Service agent with a pair of assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts about the anxious young man, but narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to follow his unexpected new ally. Their first stop is the secluded estate of Malone's good friend, Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoon has uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy. Only by matching wits with a terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic attack, and plunging into a desperate hunt for Napoleon's legendary lost treasure can Malone hope to avert international financial anarchy. But Thorvaldsen's real objective is much more personal: to avenge the murder of his son by the larcenous aristocrat at the heart of the conspiracy. Thorvaldsen's vendetta places Malone in an impossible quandary-one that forces him to choose between friend and country, past and present. Starting in Denmark, moving to England, and ending up in the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone plays a breathless game of duplicity and death, all to claim a prize of untold value. But at what cost? From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

7h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:20


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:43


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:54


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:28