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The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution is why Americans pay income taxes. But what if there were problems associated with that amendment, such as secrets that call into question decades of tax collecting? There is a surprising truth to this hidden possibility.

Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired and owns an old bookshop in Denmark. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top-secret Treasury Department files—the kind that could bring the United States to its knees—Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia.

With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations from the $1 bill, this riveting, nonstop adventure is trademark Steve Berry—90 percent historical fact, 10 percent exciting speculation—a provocative thriller posing a dangerous question: What if the federal income tax is illegal?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of Berry’s best books to date.”

    New York Times

  • “A fast-paced and entertaining traditional thriller…loaded with action, character sketches, fascinating history, and Mr. Berry’s liberal use of poetic license.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • “Berry is a master at weaving together historical details with fiction to create a spellbinding thriller…As usual, Berry’s writing is smooth, the plot well thought out, and the characters realistic.”

    Providence Journal

  • “Cotton Malone is once again thrown into the midst of fast-paced international threats. The history in this novel is intriguing, even to non-history buffs. The addition of the North Korean characters adds a sense of relevance.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Fans of political conspiracy fiction will find plenty to like.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Berry…delivers his usual fast-paced and complex story line, highlighted by his hero’s superhuman ability to overcome any obstacle and chase the bad guys to the ends of the earth.”

    Library Journal

  • “Another page-turning thriller blending history, speculation, and fast-paced action.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Scott Brick is an outstanding narrator, and those who enjoy mysteries that include American history will especially enjoy this audiobook…Brick portrays Malone with finesse and obvious pleasure as he travels from Washington to the canals of Venice and the highlands of Croatia. Maintaining strong projection and appropriate emphasis as suspense mounts, Brick deftly captures the adventurous hero and the author’s enthusiasm for history.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2016 Audie Award for Best Thriller/Suspense Narration
  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2016
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