When Steve Berry appeared at The Poisoned Pen recently, he had the chance to reminisce with bookstore owner Barbara Peters. He appeared at the bookstore with his first book, The Amber Room. He said he was thrilled that fifteen people showed up for a first-time author. You’ll be able to see the size of the audience he drew for his latest book, The Malta Exchange. You can pick up copies of both his first and most recent book through the Web Store, and The Malta Exchange will be a signed copy. https://bit.ly/2VMHInj
Here’s the summary of The Malta Exchange.
“The result is a thriller that intrigues and provides historical context. Berry is the master scientist with a perfect formula.” — Associated Press
One of USA Today‘s “Five Books Not to Miss!”
The next in New York Times top 5 bestseller Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series involves the Knights of Malta, papal conclave, and lost documents that could change history.
A deadly race for the Vatican’s oldest secret fuels New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s latest international Cotton Malone thriller.
The pope is dead. A conclave to select his replacement is about to begin. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican, but one has fled Rome for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the 4th century and Constantine the Great.
Former Justice Department operative, Cotton Malone, is at Lake Como, Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that disappeared in 1945 and could re-write history. But someone else seems to be after the same letters and, when Malone obtains then loses them, he’s plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta.
The knights have existed for over nine hundred years, the only warrior-monks to survive into modern times. Now they are a global humanitarian organization, but within their ranks lurks trouble — the Secreti — an ancient sect intent on affecting the coming papal conclave. With the help of Magellan Billet agent Luke Daniels, Malone races the rogue cardinal, the knights, the Secreti, and the clock to find what has been lost for centuries. The final confrontation culminates behind the walls of the Vatican where the election of the next pope hangs in the balance.
And, you can watch and listen as Steve Berry and Barbara Peters reminisce below.