The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berrys iconic hero, Cotton Malone.History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case.Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forcesthe Justice Department and the FBIare at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movements greatest martyr.Malones decision to see it through to the end from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself not only changes his own life, but the course of history.Steve Berry always mines the lost riches of history in The Bishop's Pawn he imagines a gripping, provocative thriller about an American icon....
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The Bishop's Pawn (Cotton Malone #13) Reviews
The Bishop’s Pawn is the 13th books from the Cotton Malone series and my first introduction to Steve Berry’s writing. I thought it was great and look forward to more by this author in the future.
I should say resonates at last, because this can be a difficult read. The first person requires adjustment, a rookie Cotton Malone requires adjustment, and some of the activity can seem trivial, but I urge every reader to keep going. This book has one of the best endings or payoffs ever and the payoff alone is the reason for my five star
rating. (I also loved the author's notes).
I am a big fan of Steve Berry's books, especially his Cotton Malone series. I must admit that this particular entry into the series did not impress me as much as the others. It may have to do with Cotton's first foray into life as a secret agent and how he became an employee of the Magellan Billet or a new twist on the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination, but for me it was not his usual fare.
I still recommend it thought and is set to be published in March, 2018.
When I start reading a Steve Berry book, I can hardly contain my excitement. I know it will be a page turner and I have to resist the urge to devour it in one sitting. His newest novel The Bishop's Pawn was once again another stellar installment in the Cotton Malone series and it took all my restraint not to read it in one day.
The Bishop's Pawn takes a look at the feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., and what influence that might have had on King's assassination in Memphis ...more
Historical fiction with lots of fascinating “what if’s”.
In this story, which Steve Berry writes in the first person for the first time, Cotton Malone remembers his first case with Stephanie Nelle, a case very much entangled with the assassination of Martin Luther King, many years before.
I thought it an interesting coincidence that I began reading this book on April 4th, the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, an anniversary that is mentioned as the book begins and moves into the revisit of this historic event.
Steve Berry includes a lo ...more
Another historical thriller by Berry. Not as thriller-esque as his previous books. But all in all a good read.
Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Cotton Malone is one of my favorite series protagonists of all time. He's brave, he's honest, he's heroic, he's loyal, and he's got depth of character beyond the likes of many series leads. When we first started with Cotton, way back in The Templar Legacy, he was already retired from the Magellan Billet, and for the first time, we get to see one of his cases from when he was younger ...more