The Paris Vendetta : Cotton Malone

  • by Steve Berry
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Cotton Malone
  • 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone isn't looking for trouble when it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookshop. Actually, it breaks and enters in the form of an American Secret Service agent with a pair of assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts about the anxious young man, but narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to follow his unexpected new ally.Their first stop is the secluded estate of Malone's good 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. Only by matching wits with a terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic attack, and plunging into a desperate hunt for Napoleon's legendary lost treasure can Malone hope to avert international financial anarchy.But Thorvaldsen's real objective is much more personal: to avenge the murder of his son by the larcenous aristocrat at the heart of the conspiracy. Thorvaldsen's vendetta places Malone in an impossible quandary - one that forces him 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 plays a breathless game of duplicity and death, all to claim a prize of untold value. But at what cost?

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Another good Cotton Malone yarn...

What did you like most about The Paris Vendetta?

The Cotton Malone series is excellent, and The Paris Vendetta continues the theme. A really interesting blend of historic intrigue and Bond style action and adventure...


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Paris Vendetta?

Its all good! ;)


What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I'm a big fan of Scott Brick. He just seems to bring characters to life, and provide a distinct variation to each and every character.


Any additional comments?

I'd recommend listening to the series. They're simply fantastic!

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio