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Read online The Columbus Affair.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Columbus Affair i A family s secret a ruthless fanatic and a covert arm of the American government all are linked by a single puzzling possibility i .

b i What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of why Columbus sailed in And what if that year old secret could violently reshape the modern political world i b .

Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard hitting articles from hot spots around the world But when one of his stories from the Middle East is exposed as a fraud his professional reputation crashes and burns Now he lives in virtual exile haunted by bad decisions and a shocking truth he can never prove that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger This stranger forces Sagan to act and his actions attract the attention of the Magellan Billet a top secret corps of the United States Justice Department that deals with America s most sensitive investigations Sagan suddenly finds himself caught in an international incident the repercussions of which will shudder not only Washington D C but also Jerusalem Coaxed into a deadly cat and mouse game unsure who s friend and who s foe Sagan is forced to Vienna Prague then finally into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica where his survival hinges on his rewriting everything we know about Christopher Columbus by Steve Berry

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The Columbus Affair
Title:The Columbus Affair
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ISBN:0345526511
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Number of Pages:426
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery thriller
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BONUS This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry s i The Emperor s Tomb i and a Cotton Malone dossier br br 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 he receives an anonymous e mail You have something I want You re the only person on earth who knows where to find it Go get it You have hours If I don t hear from you you will be childless His horrified ex wife confirms that the threat is real Their teenage son has been kidnapped When Malone s Copenhagen bookshop is burned to the ground it becomes brutally clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want And what they want is nothing less than the lost Library of Alexandria br br A cradle of ideas historical philosophical literary scientific and religious the Library of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world But fifteen hundred years ago it vanished into the mists of myth and legend its vast bounty of wisdom coveted ever since by scholars fortune hunters and those who believe its untold secrets hold the key to ultimate power br br Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls bent on altering the course of history is desperate to breach the library s hallowed halls and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed At stake is an explosive ancient document with the potential not only to change the destiny of the Middle East but to shake the world s three major religions to their very foundations br br Pursued by a lethal mercenary Malone crosses the globe in search of answers His quest will lead him to England and Portugal even to the highest levels of American government and the shattering outcome deep in the Sinai desert will have worldwide repercussions, blockquote b The tomb of China s First Emperor guarded by an underground army of terra cotta warriors has remained sealed for more than years Though it s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world the Chinese government won t allow anyone to open it Why b blockquote That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address Logging on he sees Cassiopeia Vitt a woman who s saved his life more than once being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand i Bring me the artifact she s asked you to keep safe i The only problem is Malone doesn t have a clue what the man is talking about since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him So begins Malone s most harrowing adventure to date one that offers up astounding historical revelations pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to China a vast and mysterious land where danger lurks at every turn, Locating Alexander the Great s 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 After narrowly escaping a fire that consumes a Danish museum Cotton Malone former U S Justice Department agent turned rare book dealer learns from his friend the beguiling adventurer Cassiopeia Vitt that the blaze was part of a campaign of arson intended to mask a far more diabolical design br From the ashes of the U S S R a new nation has arisen the Central Asian Federation At its helm is Supreme Minister Irina Zovastina a cunning despot with the single minded desire to surpass Alexander the Great as history s ultimate conqueror The Federation has amassed a harrowing arsenal of biological weapons and 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 more than years br Together Cotton and Cassiopeia must outrun and outthink the forces allied against them in order to unravel a riddle whose solution could destroy or save millions of people depending on who finds the lost tomb first, 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 time in a breakneck journey through the history of the Church and the future of religion br br Fatima Portugal The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children sharing with them three secrets two of which are soon revealed to the world The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican read only by popes and not disclosed until the year When revealed its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin Mary s words or if a message far more important has been left in the shadows br br Vatican City present day Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope Night after restless night Pope Clement XV enters the Vatican s Riserva the special archive open only to popes where the Church s most clandestine and controversial documents are stored Though unsure of the details Michener knows that the Pope s distress stems from the revelations of Fatima br br Equally concerned but not out of any sense of compassion is Alberto Cardinal Valendrea the Vatican s Secretary of State Valendrea desperately covets the papacy having narrowly lost out to Clement at the last conclave Now the Pope s interest in Fatima threatens to uncover a shocking ancient truth that Valendrea has kept to himself for many years br br When Pope Clement sends Michener to the Romanian highlands then to a Bosnian holy site in search of a priest possibly one of the last people on Earth who knows Mary s true message a perilous set of events unfolds Michener finds himself embroiled in murder suspicion suicide deceit and his forbidden passion for a beloved woman In a desperate search for answers he travels to Pope Clement s birthplace in Germany where he learns that the third secret of Fatima may dictate the very fate of the Church a fate now lying in Michener s own hands