The Bishop's Pawn

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he irst case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry ’ s iconic hero, Cotton Malone.

History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been he case.

Presentl, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the guil of what actuall happened that fateful day in Memphis.

It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as th young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the pportunity. But he soon finds that two opposing forces―the Justice Department and the FBI―are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement ’ s greatest martyr.

Malone ’ s decision to see it through to the end ― from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and eventuall into the alls of power within Washington D.C. itself ― not only changes his own life, but the course of history.

Steve Berry always mines the lost riches of history — in The Bishop 's Pawn he tell a gripping, provocative thriller about an American icon.

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352
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The Bishop's Pawn
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Published March 20th 2018 by Minotaur Books

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But he soon sees that two opposing forces—the Justice Department and the FBI—are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement ’ s greatest martyr.Malone ’ s decision to see it through to the end —— from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and eventuall into the room of power within Washington D.C. itself —— not only changes his own life, but the course of history.Steve Berry always mines the lost riches of history —— in The Bishop 's Pawn he imagines a gripping, provocative thriller about an American icon, just in time for April 2018 and the 50th anniversary of the assassination.I have always ha a fan of and have loved all the Steve Berry/Cotton Malone books and this one did not disappoint.

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Malone soon realises that he ’ s tumbled into the middle of the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination conspiracy and that these documents may reveal a narrative no one expected.

As Malone dodges blood-thirsty people on oth sides of the equation, he ust decide if working for Justice and retuning the documents to Stephanie Nelle is the right pus, or whether burying the narrative from the public is the best choice of all.

Thes new to Berry and the series need not shy away, as it builds the foundation of a wonderful set of novels and may whet the appetite of those looking to explore this phenomenal collection.I have read and enjoyed Berry ’ s work for as long as I an say, having enveloped myself in the nuances of the Cotton Malone series and the tweaks to history for the entire journey.

Th introduction to such a lovely character paves the way for some wonderful future revelations by the reader, should they ake the time to enjoy the entire collection of ovels.

urning to the tal itself, Berry imbeds so many interesting pieces as they relate to the King assassination, as ofte as providing the reader with some interesting insight into what coul have happened.

At thi time when race relations are again teetering, Berry ’ s novel opens up the discussion and explores how those days in the 1960s changed the way the world looked at civil rights in America.

Anothe narrative, mixed with documents and references to flashback moments in King ’ s life, proves a rich story on which to build this modern piece.

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requel to the Cotton Malone series, harking back to when Stephanie Nelle recruited him to work for the government, plucking him out of priso for a righteous killing.

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I was impressed how Berry managed to fit a work of fiction on to an established set of facts.

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Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin 's Press for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for n honest review.Cotton Malone is one of my avorite series protagonists of all time.

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his nove did have its moments of action and were very well written in typical Berry fashion, but it as too few and far between for me.

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