The Tudor Plot: A Cotton Malone Novella [NOOK Book]

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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 intrigue surrounding the world’s most famous royals—and uncovers a murderous conspiracy of terrorists and traitors, all born from an ancient tale of Saxon history.
 
“In Malone, [Steve] Berry has created a...
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The Tudor Plot: A Cotton Malone Novella

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Overview

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 intrigue surrounding the world’s most famous royals—and uncovers a murderous conspiracy of terrorists and traitors, all born from an ancient tale of Saxon history.
 
“In Malone, [Steve] Berry has created a classic, complex hero.”—USA Today
 
In England to participate in the trial of suspected international terrorists, Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is mysteriously summoned to an audience with the Queen of England. A cryptic call has warned of looming danger to the ailing queen’s son and grandson—the next two heirs in line for the throne. And when the source of that ominous information, a notorious tabloid publisher, dies mysteriously, the royal family has reason to fear a genuine conspiracy. But they also suspect that the enemy lies within—and no one at Buckingham Palace, or even the nation’s own Secret Intelligence Service, can be trusted. Now it’s up to Malone to discover the truth. Matching wits with a power-mad politician and a vicious royal blue blood, he must race against time through the streets of London to the forbidden reaches of Iceland, all to stop a monstrous plot to seize the monarchy—one that stretches back to the time of Arthur.
 
Praise for Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone series
 
“Malone, a hero with a personal stake in the proceedings, is a welcome respite from the cold, calculating superspies who litter the genre.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book.”—The Huffington Post
 
“Savvy readers . . . cannot go wrong with Cotton Malone.”—Library Journal
 
“Berry raises this genre’s stakes.”—The New York Times
 
“I love this guy.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345544506
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/29/2013
  • Series: Cotton Malone Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 6,559
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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 more than 18,000,000 copies in 51 countries.
 
History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It’s this passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, that led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Since 2009 Steve and Elizabeth have traveled across 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 and the 2013 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers. His novel The Columbus Affair earned him the Anne Frank Human Writes Award, and his historic preservation work merited the 2013 Silver Bullet from International Thriller Writers.
 
Steve Berry 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 three years as its co-president.
 
For more information, visit steveberry.org.
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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    Great Short Read

    This ebook was a quick 100+ page read. It was a great storyline but it ended way too quick. Wish it was a full size novel. If you're a fan of Steve Berry, you'll want to get this. If you've never read Steve and his character Cotton Malone this is a great way to meet them. All it took for me was one read of Steve Berry and I was hooked.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Great short Steve Berry novella.

    Love Steve Berry books. This was a great read. Good reading for someone who has never experienced his books. Lets them get a feel of his style and character.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Slow to begin, then WHAM!

    Being a history major in college, many years ago, I saw some well done nuances. This is a "gotta read"!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2013

    Not up to the usual standard

    I've read a fair number of Steve Berry's novels and always enjoyed them. This one, however, not so much. Too much royal entanglement and too little action.
    When I got to the end, I was a bit surprised - thought I would have another 100 pages or so to finally get the book rolling. Not to be.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2013

    Typical Steve Berry, which at least for me is getting old. Was l

    Typical Steve Berry, which at least for me is getting old. Was looking forward to new book this summer, but not so much anymore. Cotton Malone is not Jack Ryan, not Jack Reacher, not Gabriel Allon but he could be a great character in his own right. Seems that Berry has hit a slump. Maybe he busts out of it, maybe not. Frankly, I'm rooting for him.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2014

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    Very Good Short Story from Berry

    This was an very enjoyable short Cotton Malone story from Steve Berry. While most short stories leave much to be desired this when had a good beginning, a very good plot line and a good ending. Really enjoyed reading this before starting the King's Deception. While not directly related to the King's Deception having occurred 7 yrs prior, it did provide some good atmosphere and background to this upcoming novel.

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  • Posted October 26, 2013

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    Berry doesn't disappoint

    I'm a fan of Steve Berry and have many of his books, including others with the character Cotton Malone. This tale is short and fun. I recommend to anyone: fans of Mr. Berry's and those who have never read him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    EXCELLENT NOVELLA

    A MUST READ before reading The King's Deception! Great to have Cotton Malone back!

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  • Posted September 30, 2013

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    Really Good short!

    This was a really interesting story about a fictional event in the British Royal Family. Hope it leads into a fun novel in The King's Deception!

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Not his best

    Disappointing compared to his other books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Good, quick read

    Being a novella or short story, there's no room for pages on pages of description or a sub-plot. This story is a little slow taking off, but quickly picks up pace and holds you until the end. Frankly, I didn't understand the part of the story regarding Arthur, but it offered a nice Icelandic diversion and didn't detract. I wasn't satisfied by the ending, but it left it open for another story.
    All in all, a great weekend/rainy day read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Needs a better editor

    Sorry, but Berry needs a more critical editor. Despite the book's short story, I found myself going back to previous pages or paragraph's to try to figure out which "he" or "she" or "they" a particular sentence referred to. Berry has an awful habit of mentioning a character, inserting other story details, often including a different character, after which the next sentence describe a character's action, only you can't tell which character is which.
    He also writes himself into a literary corner on occasion, then explains the anomaly with details that should have been disclosed much earlier. Flashbacks should be used for dramatic effect rather than to correct problems with the timeline.
    The subject matter Berry uses in the stories are interesting; too bad the writing doesn't match.

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    Well Worth It!

    Cotton gets to seek revenge and the reader gets to see inside areas that become apparent in other novels. A great read and I enjoyed every page. No lag and well worth the $2.99.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Steve Berry is one of my favorite authors. While not his very b

    Steve Berry is one of my favorite authors. While not his very best, I greatly enjoyed this book.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I liked it even though it's fantastical. It reminded me a bit of Stephen King's 11/25/63--sort of a rewriting of history. It's a little different than the usual Cotton Malone in that it's a short story so things progress much more swiftly and there's not the in-depth background that we're used to. I think maybe this history is more interesting than the real one.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    Recommended

    A novella rather than a full novel which introduces Cotton Malone. The story was okay, the character development was limited and rough. It was hard to get past some of the revisions to English history. Even though a roughed out novella of Cotton Malone, I would have been itching for more it I had read this prior to the novels available. Like any other author developing a character there is always growth of the characters and storylines.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    readable

    Like this author and this character but this book not hs best effort.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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