The Paris Vendetta

The Paris Vendetta

A Novel

Book - 2010 | 2010 Ballantine Books mass market edition.
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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 Child

Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone wakes to find an intruder in his Copenhagen bookshop: an American Secret Service agent with assassins on his heels. Narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight, the two journey to the secluded estate of Malone's friend Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoon has uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy. But Thorvaldsen also harbors a hidden agenda--a vendetta--that will force Malone to choose between friend and country, past and present. Starting in Denmark, moving to England, and ending up in the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone is forced to match wits with a terrorist for hire and to plunge into a desperate hunt for Napoleon's legendary treasure, lost for two hundred years. It's a breathless game of duplicity and death, all to claim a prize of untold value. But at what cost?

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry's The Columbus Affair and a Cotton Malone dossier.

Praise for The Paris Vendetta

"Outstanding . . . Berry has become the modern master of the thriller form." -- Providence Journal-Bulletin

"Thrilling . . . exciting and fast-paced . . . a worthy addition to a fine series." --Wichita Falls Times Record News

"Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book. . . . [In The Paris Vendetta ] there are assassination plots, searches for hidden treasure, battles between enemies and even friends, and a taste of romance. . . . Bring on the next one!" -- The Huffington Post

"This well-crafted thriller also offers plenty of surprises." -- Publishers Weekly

"Berry has written another amazing blend of suspense and history. Fans will love it, and for newcomers it's the perfect place to start. . . . [Readers] cannot go wrong with Cotton Malone." -- Library Journal


Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2010.
Edition: 2010 Ballantine Books mass market edition.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780345505484
0345505484
Branch Call Number: FIC Berry
Characteristics: 483 pages

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BlueHippo
May 05, 2015

Really enjoyed this book-having been to Paris it was fun to be able to picture the locations!

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Shelley51
Jul 31, 2014

Sorry I couldn't finish it!!

mrsgail5756 Jun 15, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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rahmmie
Jan 08, 2012

This is one of those books that only got published because the author had written other books and was probably under contract. What an awful book! The plot is barely credible and the events and characters are made to fit into the plot regardless of whether things make sense or not.

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waterboy
Sep 20, 2010

The author has created a series of entertaining books in the same tone as the Dan Brown, Robert Langdon character. This story (as with most of the other Steve Berry books I’ve read) is heavy on action and suspense, but it always follows some treasure hunt of an artifact of historical significance. It’s a bit far fetched to think the heroes not only fight for their lives but at the same time discover valuables lost to mankind. If you can suspend disbelief and just enjoy the ride then they are fun stories. I enjoy them and I’ll give this one a 4.

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Spillie
Jun 09, 2010

The latest in a captivating series that takes historical events and figures and weaves them with legend and lore to create fascinating action adventure stories. HIghly recommended.

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