Books by Steve Berry

THE KING'S DECEPTION by Steve Berry
Released: May 14, 2013

"A Dan Brown-ian secular conspiracy about The Virgin Queen driving nonstop international intrigue."
Berry (The Columbus Affair, 2013, etc.) mixes Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and terrorists into Cotton Malone's eighth adventure. Read full book review >
THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR by Steve Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Less The Da Vinci Code than American Treasure. Think of Nicolas Cage tearing up the scenery as Tom Sagan to the background beat of popping corn, and you're halfway there."
Was Columbus Jewish? The answer may matter a lot more than you think. Read full book review >
THE EMPEROR'S TOMB by Steve Berry
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

"One more superfluous shoot-'em-up catering to the most common denominator."
Another hasty exercise in suspense from airport novelist Berry. Read full book review >
THE PARIS VENDETTA by Steve Berry
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Taxes credulity without even slightly taxing the intellect."
Another historically tinged Cotton Malone thriller from Berry (The Charlemagne Pursuit, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT by Steve Berry
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Berry sticks to his successful but bland fact-and-fantasy format."
Secret-agent-turned-bookseller Cotton Malone searches for the truth about his father's death; uncovers revelations about a brilliant early civilization spurned by the Nazis; and earns the enmity of an endlessly evil admiral. Read full book review >
THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL by Steve Berry
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"Cardboard characters and over-the-top plotting in some fairly spectacular scenery."
The intercontinental adventures of extraordinarily resourceful bookseller Cotton Malone continue as he is sucked into the geopolitical maneuvers of an ambitious Central Asian woman who fancies herself the successor to Alexander the Great. Read full book review >
THE ALEXANDRIA LINK by Steve Berry
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Fast action and wild plotting largely mask lackluster prose in Berry's latest what-if thriller."
European billionaires, Israelis, Saudis and Americans shoot it out in an international search for ancient manuscripts that could drastically alter the map of the Middle East. Read full book review >
THE TEMPLAR LEGACY by Steve Berry
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"A long, tortuous journey to an unsurprising, though thoughtful, end."
Good knights and bad knights chase each other around southwestern France in yet another tale of Sensational Untold Christian Revelation. Read full book review >
THE THIRD SECRET by Steve Berry
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Berry (The Amber Room, 2003, etc.) sometimes overforeshadows his revelations, but he serves tantalizingly true tidbits about the Church, and his measured, elegant prose is a solid fit with the story."
Nearly a century after the miracle of Fatima, an unrevealed secret wreaks havoc in the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. Read full book review >
THE ROMANOV PROPHECY by Steve Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"History remade as action screenplay. You can smell the popcorn."
The fate of Mother Russia ups the ante for Berry's formula: historically based international intrigue, swashbuckling action, indestructible hero from the American South (The Amber Room, 2003). Read full book review >
THE AMBER ROOM by Steve Berry
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Is the Pope Catholic?"
A hotheaded Georgia judge and her probate lawyer husband do battle with a gang of rapacious art collectors and their murderous gofers, in a first novel by a Georgia trial lawyer. Read full book review >