The 14th Colony

The 14th Colony

eBook - 2016
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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 political chaos. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Inauguration Day--noon on January 20th--is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He's aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization--the Society of Cincinnati--a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America's 14th colony--Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he's long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor
Alternative Title: Fourteenth colony

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ArcticAndy
Jun 25, 2017

A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.

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SEBoiko
May 27, 2016

..., you don't need a parachute to skydive. You need a parachute to skydive twice.

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SEBoiko
May 27, 2016

Don't argue with an idiot, he'll only beat you with experience.

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SEBoiko
May 27, 2016

You learn so much more with your mouth shut.

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SEBoiko
May 27, 2016

Darkness was both an enemy and an ally,...

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SEBoiko
May 27, 2016

Trust, but verify.

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SEBoiko
May 27, 2016

Cockiness can get you killed.

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SEBoiko
May 27, 2016

Truth is rarely pure and never simple.

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History matters,...

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SandraLH
Apr 27, 2017

Good overall and I like the Cotton Malone stories, however, Berry gets too wordy on details, as the plot progressess, and I found myself skipping paragraphs.

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Shelley51
Oct 08, 2016

Too long. I read the first part then skipped to the last 75 pages. I liked the endjng!

2295004750964 Oct 03, 2016

It took a time to get into but in the middle of the book : it caught your interest. A great spy thriller. suspenseful, at the end. You were scared that Malone would not live through it. He was rescue by his lover. I hope to read the next one.

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stevegladden
Jul 16, 2016

Steve Berry does it again with another installment in the Cotton Malone series. Berry once again does an outstanding job mixing facts and action to keep you reading and not wanting to put the book down. If you are a fan of historical fiction and thrillers, a definite read.

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AlmadenAFS
Jul 13, 2016

Long time Berry fan, he never has disappointed. Has the ability to sprinkle history and make it palatable. A page turner.

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BlueHippo
Jul 08, 2016

Another great Steve Berry read! This one has to do with events that took place during the 1980's Cold War era. Just fascinating to learn little tidbits of history no one seems to know about! And what a thought-provoking exercise in his analysis of the 20th amendment and other statutes concerning contingency plans if a President or President-elect cannot fulfill the duties of the office.

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K_0812
May 10, 2016

Berry at his best. Fast-paced this book kept my attention riveted to the end.

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Jane_Bliss
May 01, 2016

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