By Steve Berry
Steve Berry’s bestselling thrillers have mesmerized suspense fanatics all over the world, yet his novels by myself can’t comprise the entire interesting exploits of death-defying agent Cotton Malone and his shrewdpermanent, attractive sidekick, Cassiopeia Vitt. trap the entire motion among the blockbusters during this trio of suspenseful brief tales that catch Cotton and Cassiopeia at their history-hunting, heart-stopping most sensible. learn them as prequels to Cotton’s full-length epics or gorgeous stand-alone adventures. both approach, this book package deal packs all of the punch adrenaline junkies have come to count on from the daring mind's eye of Steve Berry.
“In Malone, Berry has created a vintage, complicated hero.”—USA Today
THE BALKAN ESCAPE
Prequel to The Emperor’s Tomb
As a choose to enigmatic billionaire Henrik Thorvaldsen, Cassiopeia Vitt treks into Bulgaria’s Rila mountains looking for a buried stash of enormously infrequent artifacts from a bygone civilization: the traditional tomb of a Thracian king. but if her presence is came upon by way of a shadowy workforce of Russians secretly mining the world, she wishes a manner out. Whom am i able to trust? turns into the query, and her lifestyles depends upon making the suitable decision.
THE DEVIL’S GOLD
Prequel to The Jefferson Key
For 8 years he’s been plotting, ready, scheming to kill Federal brokers Christopher Combs and Cotton Malone, whom he blames for the lack of his profession. yet as rogue agent Jonathan Wyatt prepares for a last disagreement in a distant South American village, he makes a discovery that stretches again to the horrors of worldwide conflict II, to the marvelous mystery of a child’s delivery, to Martin Bormann and Eva Braun—and to a fortune in misplaced gold.
THE ADMIRAL’S MARK
Prequel to The Columbus Affair
Cotton Malone by no means cared for the shady dealings of his brother-in-law, Scott Brown. yet after Scott dies whereas scuba diving, Malone heads to Haiti the place he learns that, underneath the crystal transparent waters, his brother-in-law had stumbled on the sunken wreckage of the Santa Maria, the fabled flagship of Christopher Columbus. getting down to piece jointly what occurred, Malone speedy realizes that he’s no longer the one guy there with questions—and that he’ll need to struggle simply to get out of Haiti alive.
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The inability of safety or any legislation enforcement instructed him whatever else—the Haitian govt had cooperated. international relations. Ain’t it grand? He discovered the car parking zone and nonetheless observed not anything of Simon or Rócha. He needed to return and locate Dubois. yet within the distance, nonetheless at the parapet excessive above the citadelle, Schwartz used to be gesturing for him to depart. Why? Then it happened to him. He walked over, opened the driver’s door, and slipped at the back of the wheel of the auto. Dubois’ face seemed within the rearview replicate, up from his hiding position. “I see my vehicle and look forward to you. ” “You ok? ” His pal nodded. “I solid. Get going. ” He agreed. Malone drove instantly to the place Elise Dubois taught tuition to permit her be aware of every thing was once ok. She used to be joyful to determine her husband unhurt and thanked Malone with a hug and kiss. “I knew you'll do it. ” He preferred her self belief, due to the fact he hadn’t been so definite. the matter now was once the Israelis, as they might wish payback. yet simply as with Simon, he had no lacking web page to supply them. He determined to go away Haiti and report to Pam, Ginger, and Stephanie Nelle. no less than he knew how and why Scott had died. He additionally had the account quantity for the $600,000 on deposit within the Cayman Islands, which the Magellan Billet may perhaps simply receive. Ginger deserved that cash, and he’d determine she acquired it. They left the college and stopped via the resort Creole, the place Malone realized that Simon had looked at past. probably, the Austrian was once now headed to the airport, not sure of what had occurred on the citadelle yet joyful to be away. He grabbed his bag from the room at the 3rd ground and left, driving with Dubois to the docks and his boat. alongside the best way, he referred to as and secured a seat on a flight out of Cap-Haïtien to Miami that left in six hours. From there he’d go back and forth domestic to Atlanta. “Sorry approximately getting you into all that danger,” he advised Dubois. “I get myself into it. i need that can assist you. ” “Fortunately, it’s all over the place, and that i get pleasure from what you probably did. ” He sat at the aft deck, underneath a canvas cover, out of the solar. lots of the different boats have been long gone, out incomes a day’s salary. He hadn’t fairly spotted a lot in regards to the boat at the first journey, apart from its suffering engine. “You want a mechanic,” he stated to Dubois. “That be me. It makes loads of noise and smoke, yet works. consistently has. Scotty aid with that. He provide me cash for components. ” And he may, too, whilst Dubois dropped him on the airport. The least he may possibly do. “He purchase me GPS. ” “Scott did? ” Dubois nodded. “He say we'd like it. He use it a few, then go away it with me. ” He stepped into the ahead cabin. Above the wheel, fastened to the outdated timbers, was once a brand new GPS, wires snaking a route to an influence resource. He desired to recognize. “What did Scott do with it? ” “That’s how he came across Santa María. ” “But you don’t comprehend if that smash is Columbus’ flagship. ” and no-one ever may. probably, Scott meant to exploit his locate to paintings one other con on a person. “He mark the positioning with GPS numbers. That’s how i do know the place it's. He inform me that used to be secret-agent stuff.