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In 323 BCE having conquered Persia Alexander the Great set his sights on Arabia then suddenly succumbed to a strange fever Locating his final resting place–unknown to this day–remains a tantalizing goal for both archaeologists and treasure hunters Now the quest for this coveted prize is about to heat up And Cotton Malone–former US Justice Department agent turned rare book dealer–will be drawn into an intense geopolitical chess game After narrowly escaping incineration in a devastating fire that consumes a Danish museum Cotton learns from his friend the beguiling adventurer Cassiopeia Vitt that the blaze was neither an accident nor an isolated incident As part of campaign of arson intended to mask a far diabolical design buildings across Europe are being devoured by infernos of unnatural strengthAnd from the ashes of the USSR a new nation has arisen Former Soviet republics have consolidated into the Central Asian Federation At its helm is Supreme Minister Irina Zovastina a cunning despot with a talent for politics a taste for blood sport and the single minded desire to surpass Alexander the Great as history’s ultimate conqueror Backed by a secret cabal of powerbrokers the Federation has amassed a harrowing arsenal of biological weapons Equipped with the hellish power to decimate other nations at will only one thing keeps Zovastina from setting in motion her death march of domination a miraculous healing serum kept secret by an ancient puzzle and buried with the mummified remains of Alexander the Great–in a tomb lost to the ages for than 1500 yearsTogether Cotton and Cassiopeia must outrun and outthink the forces allied against them Their perilous quest will take them to the shores of Denmark deep into the venerated monuments of Venice and finally high inside the desolate Pamir mountains of Central Asia to unravel a riddle whose solution could destroy or save millions of people–depending on who finds the lost tomb first From the Hardcover edition

10 thoughts on “The Venetian Betrayal


    This is my first book by Steve Berry I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series I don’t know Cotton Malone beyond this book or any other character It wasn’t a serious issue but I couldn’t overlook it totally too It made difficult for me to attach to Malone for example To those who know him from previous book he already is a three dimensional complicated character I’m sure To me he isn’t that developed as a hero I still like him but I would like to know him Or spend a bit time in the book with him I believe he can be a very interesting heroThe plot is pretty okay The conspiracy theory linked to the Alexander the Great is well thought and has no major inconsistencies It’s entertaining and attention grabbing I’ve got a degree in political science in international relations particularly and sometimes I find the alternative arrangement of political forces or the whole political intrigue terribly tendentious or completely implausible or even against any existing political theories It makes me pretty mad Fortunately this part is quite well made in this book The scholar in me would still have some doubts but for the sake of fiction I can ignore those and enjoy the plot Still there is something missing in this book I’m not really sure what Maybe it’s my inability to fully attach to the characters or maybe something else that stops me from giving this book than 3 stars I recommend this book anyway as an easy and nice read but to be totally honest I have had better ones