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Steve Berry (born September 2, 1955) is an American author and former attorney currently living in St. Augustine, Florida. He is a graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. 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 4,200 thriller writers from around the world—and served three years as its co-president. Work Berry first appeared in print with his historical thrillers The Amber Room and The Romanov Prophecy in 2003 and 2004. A practicing attorney at the time, Berry had been writing fiction since 1990, and it took him 12 years and 85 rejections before selling a manuscript to Ballantine Books. Berry credits the nuns who taught him in Catholic school with instilling the discipline needed both to craft a novel and to find a publisher. Berry's novels have been listed on The New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and BookSense bestseller lists. He has more than 25 million books in print, which have been translated into 40 languages and sold in 51 countries.Berry is among several thriller writers who reside in the northeast Florida area. Awards In 2012 and 2013, Berry's historic preservation work was recognized by the American Library Association, which named him spokesperson for National Preservation Week. Among his other honors is the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award; the 2013 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award given by Poets & Writers; the 2013 Anne Frank Human Writes Award; and the Silver Bullet, bestowed in 2013 by International Thriller Writers for philanthropic work. He was also appointed by the Smithsonian Board of Regents to serve on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board to help promote and support libraries in their mission to provide information in all forms to scientists, curators, scholars, students, and the public. A 2010 NPR survey named The Templar Legacy one of the top 100 thrillers ever written. Bibliography Standalone novels Cassiopeia Vitt Adventures (with M. J. Rose) Cotton Malone novels These novels star Cotton Malone, a bookseller and former and freelance spy for the fictitious covert US intelligence agency Magellan Billet. Berry has released four short stories in eBook-only form featuring side characters from the Cotton Malone novels. These stories act somewhat as prequels to The Emperor's Tomb, The Jefferson Key, The Columbus Affair, and The King's Deception, respectively. The first three are available in Three Tales from the World of Cotton Malone: The Balkan Escape, The Devil's Gold, and The Admiral's Mark (Short Stories). Each short story is also included in the paperback edition of the book it precedes. Anthologies and collections Edited by Steve Berry Introductions by Steve Berry Illustrated By Steve Berry The Jefferson Key The novel is based on the assumption that important facts about the history of the United States are completely unknown to Americans, though they continue to have many implications up to the present. According to the book, in the very first years of the United States, the Continental Congress granted a "perpetual" Charter to a secret "Commonwealth" of privateers, which was founded during the American Revolution and rendered useful service to the young US. In later years, however, these "privateers" (in fact, pirates) acted mainly for their own private benefit, engaging in manifestly illegal activities while relying on that original Congressional authorization, and strongly resisting any attempt to disband them. In fact, all four US Presidents who were assassinated while in office – Abraham Lincoln in 1865, James A. Garfield in 1881,William McKinley in 1901 and John Kennedy in 1963 – had tried to oppose this "Commonwealth" and were assassinated as a direct result; the pirates had, in each case, located a person who had a reason to hate the President and manipulated them into unknowingly carrying out their design. Other Presidents, like Woodrow Wilson during WWI and Franklin Roosevelt in WWII, knew of this Commonwealth, recognized its secret role, and made secret use of it – and thus avoided being assassinated. In the book's present, this "Commonwealth" of privateers/pirates remains active into the 21st Century, and wield considerable power behind the scenes. They no longer derive their profits from outright piracy on the high seas, having shifted into up-to-date lucrative forms of organized crime. But their leader, on board his private yacht, maintains "the old pirate traditions" such as "walking the plank" (in an early chapter, this is applied to an unlucky accountant whom the pirate leader wrongly suspected of betrayal). The current President, Cotton Malone's ultimate boss, is determined to put an end to this criminal "Commonwealth" (and not let himself be assassinated in the process). But first, Malone must complete the delicate task of locating a page torn from the 18th Century Congressional Record, recording the authorization given to the "Commonwealth". Malone must follow a convoluted trail from the museum in Thomas Jefferson's estate at Monticello, where the Founding Father left a message in code of which the numerous visitors are not aware, and leading to a mysterious seaside cave on a desolate shore, where a glass panel protects an ancient document from the fury of the breaking waves. Only once that centuries-old Congressional authorization been located and destroyed, ensuring that this piece of secret history will remain forever secret, is the President free to act decisively and break up the modern pirates. References External links Official website History Matters, the Steve and Elizabeth Berry foundation to preserve historical sites Biography at Bookreporter.com Modern Signed Books BlogTalkRadio Interview with Rodger Nichols about The 14th Colony May 2016 . Discover the Steve Berry popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Steve Berry books.

Best Seller Steve Berry Books of July 2021

Return to Paradise book summary, reviews and downlod

Return to Paradise

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James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international ...

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Space

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“A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon. Space is one of his best books.”—The Wall Street JournalAlready a re...

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The Drifters

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“Rings with authentic detail and clearly descriptive sights and smells . . . The Drifters is to the generation gap what The Source was to Israel.”—...

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Centennial

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Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America...

Three Tales from the World of Cotton Malone: The Balkan Escape, The Devil's Gold, and The Admiral's Mark (Short Stories) book summary, reviews and downlod

Three Tales from the World of Cotton Malone: The Balkan Escape, The Devil's Gold, and The Admiral's Mark (Short Stories)

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Steve Berry’s bestselling thrillers have mesmerized suspense fans around the world, but his novels alone can’t contain all the exciting exploits of death-defying agent Cotton Malone and ...

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The Alexandria Link

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Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. Justice Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when...

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The Patriot Threat

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Steve Berry's New York Times bestseller, The Patriot Threat, finds Cotton Malone racing to stop a rogue ex-KGB agent plotting revenge against the United States.

The King's Deception (with bonus novella The Tudor Plot) book summary, reviews and downlod

The King's Deception (with bonus novella The Tudor Plot)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This Cotton Malone adventure blends gripping contemporary political intrigue, Tudor treachery, and high-octane thrills into one riveting novel of...

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The Warsaw Protocol

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In New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s latest Cotton Malone adventure, one by one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, are disappearing from ...

The Tudor Plot: A Cotton Malone Novella book summary, reviews and downlod

The Tudor Plot: A Cotton Malone Novella

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In this original eBook novella by the New York Times bestselling author of The King’s Deception, globetrotting intelligence agent Cotton Malone is lured into dangerous intrig...

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The Romanov Prophecy

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Ekaterinburg, Russia: July 16, 1918. Ten months have passed since Nicholas II’s reign was cut short by revolutionaries. Tonight, the White Army advances on the town where the Ts...

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Caravans

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First published in 1963, James A. Michener’s gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure ...

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The Covenant

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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wil...

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The Paris Vendetta

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  “All the Steve Berry hallmarks are here: scale, scope, sweep, history—plus breathless second-by-second suspense. I love this guy.”—Lee C...

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The Kaiser's Web

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In New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s latest Cotton Malone adventure, a secret dossier from a World War II-era Soviet spy comes to light containing information that, if prov...

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri

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In one of his beloved early bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener crafts a tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air as...

The Templar Legacy book summary, reviews and downlod

The Templar Legacy

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The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, th...

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The Third Secret

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Explosive in both its pace and its revelations, The Third Secret is a remarkable international thriller. Bestselling author Steve Berry tackles some of the most controversial ideas of our ...

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Caribbean

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In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands. From ...

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The Malta Exchange

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"The result is a thriller that intrigues and provides historical context. Berry is the master scientist with a perfect formula." — Associated PressOne of US...

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The Charlemagne Pursuit

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NEW YORK TIMES BESETSELLER • “Those who relish suspense in the Da Vinci Code vein will snap this one up, the best yet in the series.”—Publishers Weekly

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Sports in America

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Originally published in 1976, James A. Michener’s explosive, spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to thi...

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Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age....

Mexico book summary, reviews and downlod

Mexico

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Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener, whose novels hurtle from the far reaches of history to the dark corners of the world, paints an intoxicating portrait of a land whose past ...

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This Noble Land

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In such modern classics as Chesapeake, Centennial, Hawaii, Alaska, and Texas, James A. Michener proved time and again that his understanding of and love for his country was unp...

The Columbus Affair: A Novel (with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark) book summary, reviews and downlod

The Columbus Affair: A Novel (with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark)

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A family’s secret, a ruthless fanatic, and a covert arm of the American government—all are linked by a single puzzling possibility: What if everyt...

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The Venetian Betrayal

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“[Steve Berry] has a genuine feel for the factual gaps that give history its tantalizing air of the unknown.”—The New York Times Book ReviewAfter narrowly esc...

The Jefferson Key (with bonus short story The Devil's Gold) book summary, reviews and downlod

The Jefferson Key (with bonus short story The Devil's Gold)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFour presidents of the United States have been assassinated—in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963—each murder seemingly unrelated. But what i...

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The Bridge at Andau

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The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his most gripping. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. Fo...

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Legacy

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In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the...

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The Lost Order

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The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden cache...

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Alaska

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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. ...

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The Amber Room

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“A winner . . . combines the pace and style of Brown’s Da Vinci Code and the densely plotted espionage of Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon novels.”—The...

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Iberia

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Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. Iberia is Mich...

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Recessional

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In this remarkable novel, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener draws on his unparalleled gift for storytelling, his deep understanding of American society, and his own life expe...

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Hawaii

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Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the v...

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Texas

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Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputati...

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Presidential Lottery

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In this eye-opening nonfiction account, world-renowned author James A. Michener details the reckless gamble U.S. voters make every four years: trusting the electoral college. In 1968, Michen...

The Emperor's Tomb (with bonus short story The Balkan Escape) book summary, reviews and downlod

The Emperor's Tomb (with bonus short story The Balkan Escape)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFormer Justice Department operative Cotton Malone has received an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on, he’s shocked to...

The Source book summary, reviews and downlod

The Source

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In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site o...

The Fires of Spring book summary, reviews and downlod

The Fires of Spring

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An intimate early novel from James A. Michener, now remembered as the beloved master of the historical epic, The Fires of Spring unfolds with the bittersweet drama of a boy’s perilo...

La habitación de ámbar book summary, reviews and downlod

La habitación de ámbar

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La Habitación de Ámbar es uno de los mayores tesoros creados por el hombre. Las tropas alemanas que invadieron la Unión Soviética se hicieron con ella en 1941. Cuando los Aliados comenza...

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Journey

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One of the premier novelists of the twentieth century, James A. Michener captures a frenzied time when sane men and women risked their very lives in a forbidding Arctic land to win a dazzlin...

The 14th Colony book summary, reviews and downlod

The 14th Colony

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What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total po...

The Lincoln Myth book summary, reviews and downlod

The Lincoln Myth

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as ...

Sayonara book summary, reviews and downlod

Sayonara

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From a great master of historical fiction comes a brilliant tale of love amid war. James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a U.S. Army man who...

The Bishop's Pawn book summary, reviews and downlod

The Bishop's Pawn

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The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s iconic hero, Cotton Malone.History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther Ki...

Poland book summary, reviews and downlod

Poland

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“A Michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, it’s an experience. Poland is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country’...

Rascals in Paradise book summary, reviews and downlod

Rascals in Paradise

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In a thrilling collection of nonfiction adventure stories, James A. Michener returns to the most dazzling place on Earth: the islands that inspired Tales of the South Pacific. Co-writ...

The Devils' Due book summary, reviews and downlod

The Devils' Due

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Experience a heart-pumping and thrilling tale of suspense! Originally published in THRILLER (2006), edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.In this alterna...

Best Seller Steve Berry Audio Books of July 2021

The House of Long Ago: A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure, Book 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The House of Long Ago: A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure, Book 4 (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$9.99

The time has come for Cassiopeia Vitt to sell her ancestral home. It sits on a Spanish bluff by the Mediterranean Sea, and bears the name Casa de Hace Mucho Tiempo, House of Long Ago. 

The End of Forever: The Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure Series, Book 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The End of Forever: The Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure Series, Book 4 (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$7.99

Tragedy has found Cassiopeia Vitt. The woman she admires most, Esmerelda Fontana, has been brutally murdered. Then Cassiopeia’s castle rebuilding project is viciously attacked and people a...

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