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The Venetian Betrayal

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A pacy international thriller with a historical twist, from the New York Times bestselling author. For ex-field agent Cotton Malone the stakes have never been higher: a deadly virus that could wipe out civilisation as we know it - and a cure that lies buried in the past. A secret international coalition has created a lethal biological weapon. Whoever develops the cure will control the future of global warfare. Yet that cure could already exist, buried centuries before with Alexander the Great. When Malone hears about it, he joins the hunt for Alexander's long-lost tomb. His quest soon becomes a harrowing fight for truth that has unimaginable repercussions...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 40mm | 299.37g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • map
  • 0340933453
  • 9780340933459
  • 54,007

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Locating the tomb of Alexander the Great has held a fascination for archaeologists and historians ever since his death in 323 BC and it makes perfect plot fodder for this action-packed thriller. Fast paced and engaging. Sunday Express Proves once again that he has a genuine feel for the factual gaps that give history its tantalizing air of the unknown New York Times Berry has gotten better and more ambitious with each of his books...the last 100 pages are as fast-paced as you are likely to find in a novel this year bookreporter.com 'Pure intrigue. Pure fun.' Clive Cussler on Steve Berry 'A major twist... the puzzles are so much fun... radical thinking of the Gospels that's sure to spark some lively debate ... pretty grabby stuff' Wall Street Journal on THE TEMPLAR LEGACY 'Complex and fast-moving thriller writing, delivered with a great deal of dash, and shades of The Da Vinci Code' Good Book Guide on THE TEMPLAR LEGACY Sexy, illuminating ... my kind of thriller. Dan Brown on THE AMBER ROOM 'Not to be missed. Anagrams and complicated symbology... a complex, well-written, and extremely readable story.' Library Journal on THE TEMPLAR LEGACY 'Writes with the self-assured style of a veteran' Dan Brown Steve Berry is a writer on the rise. David Morrell, author of NIGHTSCAPE and CREEPERS Conspiracies and plots abound ... Berry handles his thriller tradecraft skilfully, [and] his descriptions are stellar. Booklist on THE THIRD SECRET International intrigue, swashbuckling action, indestructible hero from the American South... Not to be missed. Kirkus Reviews, on THE ROMANOV PROPHECYshow more

About Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of THE LINCOLN MYTH, THE KING'S DECEPTION, THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR, THE JEFFERSON KEY, THE EMPEROR'S TOMB, THE PARIS VENDETTA, THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT, THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL, THE ALEXANDRIA LINK, THE TEMPLAR LEGACY, THE THIRD SECRET, THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, and THE AMBER ROOM. His books have been translated into 40 languages with 17,000,000 copies in 51 countries. History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It's his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Since 2009 Steve and Elizabeth have crossed the country to save endangered historic treasures, raising money via lectures, receptions, galas, luncheons, dinners and their popular writers' workshops. To date, nearly 2,500 students have attended those workshops. In 2012 their work was recognized by the American Library Association, which named Steve the first spokesman for National Preservation Week. He was also appointed by the Smithsonian Board of Regents to serve on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board to help promote and support the libraries in their mission to provide information in all forms to scientists, curators, scholars, students and the public at large. He has received the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award; the 2013 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award; his novel The Columbus Affair earned him the Anne Frank Human Writes Award; and International Thriller Writers bestowed him the 2013 Silver Bullet for his work with historic preservation. Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers - a group of more than 2,600 thriller writers from around the world - and served for three years as its co-president. For more information, visit www.steveberry.org.show more

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