September 22, 2008

Review: The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry


In this fourth novel featuring the one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, Cotton Malone, Cotton sets out to discover the full story behind his father’s death thirty-eight years ago. Cashing in a favor with his ex-boss Stephanie Nelle, Cotton learns a shocking the shocking secret that the Navy covered up. His father died in a top-secret submarine mission beneath the ice shelves of Antarctica.

Within minutes of receiving the highly classified file Cotton finds himself in danger. In order to save himself and learn the truth behind the cover-up he teams up with twin sisters Dorothea Lindauer and Christl Falk whose father also died on the submarine. Filled with unease about working with the twins Cotton cautiously embarks on a perilous journey by solving clues left in a diary found in Charlemagne’s tomb.

Filled with non-stop action, The Charlemagne Pursuit kept me on the edge of my seat the entire book. Berry threw curve balls left and right that kept me second guessing who was a good guy and who was just plain up to no good. I actually cried at the end and even though the book is 528 pages I wished it would have gone on for 500 more. Having read all three of the previous Cotton Malone books I can honestly say that this book is the best one yet but if you’ve haven’t read the previous three* this one does stand alone. I HIGHLY recommend this book to all thriller and suspense lovers.

*What are you waiting for??? Go buy and read the other three Cotton Malone books!!

  1. The Templar Legacy

  2. The Alexandria Link

  3. The Venetian Betrayal


Ladytink_534 said...

I've never read anything by him before but my mom recently gave me this huge box of books and it had The Alexandria Link in it. I'm crazy about reading books in order though so it will have to wait a little while but I will get to it! Sounds like a great series anyways!

MonieG said...

Hopefully you get the others soon. It's a great series!! Thanks for visiting :)

Anonymous said...

I have this one on my To Be Read pile.. and after reading your thoughts (and others as well) I think I may have to bump it up and read it next! I'm hoping I enjoy it as much as you did!

Liz said...

I have never read any of his books before, but you have me completely intrigued and now I have something new to look for at the library! It soudns like we have similar taste in suspense/action novels! By the way, I have added you to my favorites!

cheryl c said...

I have not read this author before, but this book sounds really good. I am glad that it is a stand-alone book.