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The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2)
The Alexandria Link - Cotton Malone, Bk 2
Author: Steve Berry
Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. State Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: "You have something I want. You're the only person on earth who knows where to find it. Go get it. You have 72 hours. ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345485755
ISBN-10: 0345485750
Publication Date: 1/30/2007
Pages: 496
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 126 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Several returning charactors from the "Knights Templar" return for another exciting historical search for the lost library of Alexandria
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Helpful Score: 5
I absolutely loved this book. It's like an intellectual Indiana Jones, complete with secret societies and ancient manuscripts. Although similar to Da Vinci Code, this book focuses on the origin of Israel as a nation-state and on what would happen its origin was based on a lie. Sorry, you'll have to read the book to find out more. :-)
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Helpful Score: 3
Steve Berry has another winner. Could not put it down.
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Interesting story, fast-paced. It's fascinating to me that Steve Berry can write a fictional story that indicates the Jewish and Christian faiths are based on lies but you don't hear much controversy; yet Dan Brown writes a fictional story about the Holy Grail and the Catholic church and the world screams blasphemer.
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Helpful Score: 3
Trust your author. This is not an "easy read" but it is worth reading slowly to understand. Does not challenge religion as "Davinci Code" or "Devils and Angels," but does discuss changes in the text we know as the Bible from the original writings through various translations, either by simple error or by design. A nice mystery, murder, narrow escapes, a larger than life hero and a questionable ex-wife. Toward the end, the story gallops to a great finish.
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This is my 3rd Steve Berry book, and it might be my last.
He is writing in the style of Dan Brown, with short 2 pg chapters written from various points of view (the hero, the villain, the unknown entity, etc) but it just doesn't work with this book. I didn't care about ANY of the characters.
The plot, here it is. The King James version of the Bible is flawed, the only true version is in the preserved, yet hidden, lost library of Alexandria. Only a few scholars have ever been invited to go on the quest to the library. One of those scholars has become the focus of an evil plot to ....dirupt the middle east peace process? undermine all three of the world's major religions? make an evil European secret society filthy rich(er)? Our hero must protect this scholar and world from this plot.
Sounds intriguing, but somehow Berry involves the POTUS and Vice POTUS, CIA, Hamas, and a host of other characters not worth caring about. All I really wanted was the history and the glorious quest to find the library! Enough with the espionage!

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