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Read online The Columbus Affair.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Columbus Affair i A family s secret a ruthless fanatic and a covert arm of the American government all are linked by a single puzzling possibility i .

b i What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of why Columbus sailed in And what if that year old secret could violently reshape the modern political world i b .

Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard hitting articles from hot spots around the world But when one of his stories from the Middle East is exposed as a fraud his professional reputation crashes and burns Now he lives in virtual exile haunted by bad decisions and a shocking truth he can never prove that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger This stranger forces Sagan to act and his actions attract the attention of the Magellan Billet a top secret corps of the United States Justice Department that deals with America s most sensitive investigations Sagan suddenly finds himself caught in an international incident the repercussions of which will shudder not only Washington D C but also Jerusalem Coaxed into a deadly cat and mouse game unsure who s friend and who s foe Sagan is forced to Vienna Prague then finally into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica where his survival hinges on his rewriting everything we know about Christopher Columbus by Steve Berry

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The Columbus Affair
Title:The Columbus Affair
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ISBN:0345526511
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Number of Pages:426
Category:fiction, historical-fiction, mystery, thriller, mystery-thriller
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The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition when they were wiped from the face of the earth their hidden riches lost But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was and its true nature could change the modern world br br Cotton Malone one time top operative for the U S Justice Department is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair trigger instincts and plunges him back into the cloak and dagger world he thought he d left behind br br It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton s former supervisor Stephanie Nelle who s far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries old puzzles scattered across Europe she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century But she s not alone Competing for the historic prize and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses is Raymond de Roquefort a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command br br Welcome or not Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar the more he realizes that even more than lives are at stake At the end of a lethal game of conquest rife with intrigue treachery and craven lust for power lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world and in the wrong hands bring it to its knees, Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone wakes to find an intruder in his Copenhagen bookshop an American Secret Service agent with assassins on his heels Narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight the two journey to the secluded estate of Malone s 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 But Thorvaldsen also harbors a hidden agenda a vendetta that will force Malone 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 is forced to match wits with a terrorist for hire and to plunge into a desperate hunt for Napoleon s legendary treasure lost for two hundred years It s a breathless game of duplicity and death all to claim a prize of untold value But at what cost br br br i From the Paperback edition i, Locating Alexander the Great s final resting place unknown to this day remains a tantalizing goal for both archaeologists and treasure hunters Now the quest for this coveted prize is about to heat up After narrowly escaping a fire that consumes a Danish museum Cotton Malone former U S Justice Department agent turned rare book dealer learns from his friend the beguiling adventurer Cassiopeia Vitt that the blaze was part of a campaign of arson intended to mask a far more diabolical design br From the ashes of the U S S R a new nation has arisen the Central Asian Federation At its helm is Supreme Minister Irina Zovastina a cunning despot with the single minded desire to surpass Alexander the Great as history s ultimate conqueror The Federation has amassed a harrowing arsenal of biological weapons and only one thing keeps Zovastina from setting in motion her death march of domination a miraculous healing serum kept secret by an ancient puzzle and buried with the mummified remains of Alexander the Great in a tomb lost to the ages for more than years br Together Cotton and Cassiopeia must outrun and outthink the forces allied against them in order to unravel a riddle whose solution could destroy or save millions of people depending on who finds the lost tomb first, Explosive in both its pace and its revelations The Third Secret is a remarkable international thriller Bestselling author Steve Berry tackles some of the most controversial ideas of our time in a breakneck journey through the history of the Church and the future of religion br br Fatima Portugal The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children sharing with them three secrets two of which are soon revealed to the world The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican read only by popes and not disclosed until the year When revealed its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin Mary s words or if a message far more important has been left in the shadows br br Vatican City present day Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope Night after restless night Pope Clement XV enters the Vatican s Riserva the special archive open only to popes where the Church s most clandestine and controversial documents are stored Though unsure of the details Michener knows that the Pope s distress stems from the revelations of Fatima br br Equally concerned but not out of any sense of compassion is Alberto Cardinal Valendrea the Vatican s Secretary of State Valendrea desperately covets the papacy having narrowly lost out to Clement at the last conclave Now the Pope s interest in Fatima threatens to uncover a shocking ancient truth that Valendrea has kept to himself for many years br br When Pope Clement sends Michener to the Romanian highlands then to a Bosnian holy site in search of a priest possibly one of the last people on Earth who knows Mary s true message a perilous set of events unfolds Michener finds himself embroiled in murder suspicion suicide deceit and his forbidden passion for a beloved woman In a desperate search for answers he travels to Pope Clement s birthplace in Germany where he learns that the third secret of Fatima may dictate the very fate of the Church a fate now lying in Michener s own hands