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The Lincoln Myth

A Novel
Berry, Steve (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives, or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever? The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century expedition across the desert met with a murderous end have been uncovered. In Washington, D.C., the official investigation of an international entrepreneur, an elder in the Mormon church, has sparked a political battle between the White House and a powerful United States senator. In Denmark, a Justice Department agent, missing in action, has fallen into the hands of a dangerous zealot--a man driven by divine visions to make a prophet's words reality. And in a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase. All it takes is a phone call from his former boss in Washington, and suddenly the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence. It's just the kind of perilous business that Malone has been trying to leave behind, ever since he retired from the Justice Department. But once he draws enemy blood, Malone is plunged into a deadly conflict--a constitutional war secretly set in motion more than two hundred years ago by America's Founding Fathers. From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim specter of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Malone risks life, liberty, and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln--while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance" -- American President Cotton Malone tackles the secrets of Mormonism, a U.S. Senator's stealthy secession plan, and a history-shaping letter that was handed down through the chief executive line.
Authors: Berry, Steve, 1955-
Title: The Lincoln myth
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 429 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives, or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever? The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century expedition across the desert met with a murderous end have been uncovered. In Washington, D.C., the official investigation of an international entrepreneur, an elder in the Mormon church, has sparked a political battle between the White House and a powerful United States senator. In Denmark, a Justice Department agent, missing in action, has fallen into the hands of a dangerous zealot--a man driven by divine visions to make a prophet's words reality. And in a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase. All it takes is a phone call from his former boss in Washington, and suddenly the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence. It's just the kind of perilous business that Malone has been trying to leave behind, ever since he retired from the Justice Department. But once he draws enemy blood, Malone is plunged into a deadly conflict--a constitutional war secretly set in motion more than two hundred years ago by America's Founding Fathers. From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim specter of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Malone risks life, liberty, and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln--while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance" --
American President Cotton Malone tackles the secrets of Mormonism, a U.S. Senator's stealthy secession plan, and a history-shaping letter that was handed down through the chief executive line.
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MDSN : 2014-01-08
ISBN: 0345526570
9780345526571
Statement of Responsibility: Steve Berry
Subject Headings: Official secrets United States Fiction. Malone, Cotton (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Political fiction.
Topical Term: Official secrets
Malone, Cotton (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2014002732
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Interesting idea but results in a book that is too talky without much action. Hard to stick with it. Not one of Berry's best.

Aug 04, 2014
  • formrfarmr2011 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Lincoln myth was intriguing; the theory puts a whole new spin on the Civil War, and why it was fought. The Mormon angle was okay; I really don't know much about their religion and their ways. I though the stuff about Madison and the clues left behind pretty neat; it was reminiscent of the National Treasure movies. All in all a good read!

this book was okay but not up to Berry's usual standards. Got bored two thirds of the way through.

Jul 20, 2014
  • MelvilleAFS rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Typical Berry. This book should get the folks who believe in states rights and the right of secession very excited.

Jul 06, 2014
  • MaxB0624 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Not one of Steve Berry's best works. I was bored half way through and couldn't wait to finish the book.

May 28, 2014
  • QED rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I have read all of Steve Berry's works and this one I would have to rate more to the lower side. Story line is fine but does not pack the punch of his other works.

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