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Starred Review. In bestseller Berry's fourth thriller to feature ex–Justice Department agent Cotton Malone (afterThe Venetian Betrayal), Malone embarks on a search for answers about his father, Capt. Forrest Malone, after learning that instead of dying in 1971 in a nuclear sub accident in the North Atlantic, his father actually died while on a secret submarine mission to the Antarctic. Meanwhile, bad guy Adm. Langford Ramsey schemes to become the next ranking officer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The two story lines merge as a group led by Malone races to Antarctica, where they find a strange underground city belonging to the Aryans, an advanced race who inhabited the earth at the dawn of our own civilization. A meticulous researcher, Berry carefully integrates such elements as Charlemagne, Nazis, ancient manuscripts, historical puzzles and scientific surprises into the plot. Those who relish suspense in theDa Vinci Codevein will snap this one up, the best yet in the series.10-city author tour. (Dec.)
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ISBN-10:  0345485793
ISBN-13:  978-0345485793
Author:  Steve Berry
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
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review by . November 24, 2012
Cotton Malone wants to learn more about how his father died. He knows that his father was the captain of an experimental sub that went down in Antarctica with all aboard.      Cotton pulls some favors and gets the records of the sub.       However, he has competition, one powerful  man wants to keep the info from the sub a secret and will do whatever it takes to do so - even murder.      In a quick succession of …
review by . December 19, 2008
I think that this book may be the best that Mr. Berry has written to date. Even though the plot is rather incredible (but who cares, it's fiction after all!) it certainly speeds along quite quickly and on parallel tracks. In one paragraph you're following Cotton Malone, in another a nasty Navy admiral with high ambitions, and in another Cotton's former boss and an aide to the President. Everything eventually comes together and the quest is ended, but the ending is quite enigmatic and appears to …
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