By Steve Berry
Steve Berry’s bestselling thrillers have mesmerized suspense enthusiasts all over the world, yet his novels on my own can’t include the entire interesting exploits of death-defying agent Cotton Malone and his shrewdpermanent, attractive sidekick, Cassiopeia Vitt. trap all of the motion among the blockbusters during this trio of suspenseful brief tales that seize Cotton and Cassiopeia at their history-hunting, heart-stopping top. learn them as prequels to Cotton’s full-length epics or gorgeous stand-alone adventures. both means, this e-book package deal packs the entire punch adrenaline junkies have come to anticipate from the daring mind's eye of Steve Berry.
“In Malone, Berry has created a vintage, advanced hero.”—USA Today
THE BALKAN ESCAPE
Prequel to The Emperor’s Tomb
As a opt to enigmatic billionaire Henrik Thorvaldsen, Cassiopeia Vitt treks into Bulgaria’s Rila mountains looking for a buried stash of exceptionally infrequent artifacts from a bygone civilization: the traditional tomb of a Thracian king. but if her presence is came upon via a shadowy crew of Russians secretly mining the realm, she wishes a fashion out. Whom am i able to trust? turns into the query, and her existence is determined by making definitely the right decision.
THE DEVIL’S GOLD
Prequel to The Jefferson Key
For 8 years he’s been plotting, ready, scheming to kill Federal brokers Christopher Combs and Cotton Malone, whom he blames for the lack of his profession. yet as rogue agent Jonathan Wyatt prepares for a last war of words in a distant South American village, he makes a discovery that stretches again to the horrors of worldwide conflict II, to the miraculous mystery of a child’s start, to Martin Bormann and Eva Braun—and to a fortune in misplaced gold.
THE ADMIRAL’S MARK
Prequel to The Columbus Affair
Cotton Malone by no means cared for the shady dealings of his brother-in-law, Scott Brown. yet after Scott dies whereas scuba diving, Malone heads to Haiti the place he learns that, underneath the crystal transparent waters, his brother-in-law had stumbled on the sunken wreckage of the Santa Maria, the fabled flagship of Christopher Columbus. getting down to piece jointly what occurred, Malone fast realizes that he’s now not the one guy there with questions—and that he’ll need to struggle simply to get out of Haiti alive.
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Malone hired an identical branding of stock, his easily saying COTTON MALONE, BOOKSELLER, HOJBRO PLADS, COPENHAGEN. The goods within the plastic bag all belonged to Ian, seized via Customs after they took him into custody at Miami overseas, after attempting to input the rustic illegally. “That’s as much as the police,” he stated. “My orders are at hand you and the bag over to them. ” He’d filled the package inside of his commute bag, the place it's going to remain till the police assumed custody. He part anticipated Ian to bolt, so he remained on protect. forward he spied males, either in darkish matches jogging their approach. the only at the correct, brief and stocky with auburn hair, brought himself as Inspector Norse. He prolonged a hand, which Malone shook. “This is Inspector Devene. We’re with the Met. We have been advised you’d be accompanying the boy. We’re the following to offer you a boost to Gatwick and take cost of grasp Dunne. ” “I savor the trip. Wasn’t watching for a pricey taxi. ” “Least we will be able to do. Our automobile is simply outdoor. one of many privileges of being the police, we will be able to park the place we'd like. ” the guy threw Malone a smile. They began for the go out. Malone spotted Inspector Devene absorb a place in the back of Ian. smart decision, he suggestion. “You liable for getting him into the rustic without passport? ” Norse nodded. “We are, besides a few others operating with us. i believe you recognize approximately them. ” That he did. They stepped out of the terminal into brisk morning air. A financial institution of thick clouds tinted the sky a dark colour of pewter. A blue Mercedes sedan sat by means of the decrease. Norse opened the rear door and motioned for Gary to climb in first, then Ian and Malone. The inspector stood outdoors till they have been all in, then closed the door. Norse rode within the entrance passenger’s seat, whereas Devene drove. They sped out of Heathrow and located the M4 motor means. Malone knew the path, London a well-known locale. Years in the past he’d spent much time in England on assignments. He’d additionally been indifferent right here for a 12 months by way of the military. site visitors gradually thickened as they made their means east in the direction of the town. “Would it's very well if we made one cease ahead of we head for Gatwick? ” Norse requested him. “No challenge. we now have time sooner than the airplane leaves. The least we will be able to do for a unfastened journey. ” Malone watched Ian because the boy gazed out the window. He couldn’t support yet ask yourself what may occur to him. Stephanie’s evaluate had now not been an outstanding one. A highway child, no relatives, thoroughly on his personal. while Gary used to be dark-haired with a swarthy complexion, Ian was once blond, reasonable skinned. He gave the impression of an exceptional child dealt a nasty hand. yet at the very least he used to be younger, and early life provided possibilities, and percentages ended in percentages. any such distinction to Gary, who lived a extra traditional, safe lifestyles. the concept of Gary at the streets, unfastened, without one, tore at his center. hot air blasted the car’s inside and the engine droned as they chugged via site visitors. Malone’s eyes surrendered to jet lag. whilst he woke, he glanced at his watch and discovered he’d been out approximately fifteen mins.