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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,284 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Berry Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As a child, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone was told his father died in a submarine disaster in the North Atlantic, but now he wants the full story and asks his ex-boss, Stephanie Nelle, to secure the military files. What he learns stuns him: His father's sub was a secret nuclear vessel lost on a highly classified mission beneath the ice shelves of Antarctica.

But Malone isn't the only one after the truth. Twin sisters Dorothea Lindauer and Christl Falk are fighting for the fortune their mother has promised to whichever of them discovers what really became of their father who died on the same submarine that Malone's father captained. The sisters know something Malone doesn't: Inspired by strange clues discovered in Charlemagne's tomb, the Nazis explored Antarctica before the Americans, as long ago as 1938. Now Malone discovers that cryptic journals penned in the language of heaven, inscrutable conundrums posed by an ancient historian, and the ill-fated voyage of his father are all tied to a revelation of immense consequence for humankind.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Action-packed . . . engrossing and suspenseful…another stunning thriller. Wichita Falls Times Record News
  • A solid action thriller [with] colorful bad guys, likable good guys, and plenty of action scenes. Booklist
  • [Steve] Berry outdoes himself… [in his] best book to date. Library Journal, starred review
  • Plenty of classic touch points are in this cliff-hanger: Nazis, secret missions, shootouts, [and] cryptic journals…In Malone, Berry has created a classic, complex hero. USA Today
  • [A] hair-raising adventure…Berry has another blockbuster. Romantic Times
  • Those who relish suspense in the Da Vinci Code vein will snap this one up, the best yet in the series. Publishers Weekly,starred review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/18/2014

    " Of all the Steve Berry books I've read this is probably the best. It moves at a nice pace, it's not too terribly far fetched and it's entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarahb. | 1/31/2014

    " Full of History and adventure!!! Very suspenseful and I love Cotton Malone--the hero of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kym | 1/26/2014

    " Again a purely escapist adventure....with a little history mixed in to make you feel a little less guilty! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kurt | 1/24/2014

    " Mijn introductie tot de werken van Steve Berry en dus ook mijn eerste kennismaking met Cotton Malone. Een goed beschreven held met een vrij spannend rechtlijnig verhaal. Zeker geen ontgoocheling maar ook geen werk die ik bij iedereen onder de kerstboom ga leggen. Maakt, alvast voor mij, deel uit van de "Dan Brown categorie" en voor jullie gaan denken dat ik hierbij ga laagdunkend doen: nog steeds uitstekende (ont)spanning! Maar ook niet meer dan dat. "

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