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The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry

The Lincoln Myth

by Steve Berry

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Listened to the book on audio. Enjoyed the new twist with the LDS's ( )
  mike.stephenson | Dec 25, 2018 |
Not the best in the series by any means. Some fascinating historical detail as one comes to expect from Mr Berry, but some strange interactions between the usual team members, now not working as a team, push the story in strange directions. The introduction of a new Billet member is not unwelcome, but he has a lot to learn, and the part played by Salazar’s angel was very annoying at times, although it did emphasise his mental instability. Relationships between team members are very much strained now and whether they will recover remains to be seen. ( )
  Alan1946 | Sep 7, 2018 |
The book didn't receive my 3 star rating because of anything reflecting on the writing style or the authors ability to hold the readers attention. It was that he took too much common sense and ability away from the two main characters...Cotton Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt, that have been prominent in the other 8 books and made the stories the brilliant, "can't-put-it-down" series that this reader has come to expect. History is a big draw for this series and is something that Steve Berry always excelled at. There is history here...but way more about the Mormon church than I ever cared to know. I acknowledge that it was necessary to carry on the plot but it was just more than I cared for. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series and hope that our two "heroes" have recovered their usual personalities. ( )
  Carol420 | Sep 3, 2018 |
This is the 9th book of the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry. If you want to read this series, you should start with book 1, The Templar Legacy. These are great adventure reads. I learned more about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War and the Mormon Church. Was the Civil War only about slavery? Was it a necessary war? Learn a stunning truth that can tear the United States apart. ( )
  EadieB | Sep 3, 2018 |
It’s only fitting that Cotton Malone goes from saving the UK from tearing apart in the last novel to trying to save the USA in this one. Unfortunately, this book isn't as interesting to read as The King's Deception was.

This book was ok to read, not bad just not fantastic to read and the usual flow was missing. Personally, I'm not really a fan of religious fanatics and making the main bad guy a fanatic Mormon with hallucinations made me groan inside.   Also it didn’t help that I have read a kind of similar book by [a:James Rollins|38809|James Rollins|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1328147798p2/38809.jpg] called [b:The Devil Colony|7202829|The Devil Colony (Sigma Force, #7)|James Rollins|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1264522557s/7202829.jpg|7897971] that are utterly engrossing to read.

A big problem with the book was Cassiopeia Vitt role, she is usual a great character, but in this book, I just wanted to slap her and tell her to wise up. Stephanie Nelle asks her to get close to a childhood friend and the first man she ever loved. But she left him because he was a devout Mormon, and although she had grown up a Mormon she didn’t believe. Now she dupes him to believe that she has found her faith. The problem is that she seems to be totally incapable of believing that he is bad. She really wants to clear his name and is totally blind to and death to everything that happens and everything Cotton Malone, the man she supposes to love, says.

But the book wasn’t all bad, a new character Luke Daniels, nephew to the president and an agent for Magellan Billet was introduced and he was a great addition. I hope he will be in the next book. The ending was ok except the last action of Cassiopeia Vitt which was very immature. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Dec 14, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345526570, Hardcover)

New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely—not only in Malone's world, but in ours.

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American President Cotton Malone tackles the secrets of Mormonism, a U.S. Senator's stealthy secession plan, and a history-shaping letter that was handed down through the chief executive line. "September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives, or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever? The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century expedition across the desert met with a murderous end have been uncovered. In Washington, D.C., the official investigation of an international entrepreneur, an elder in the Mormon church, has sparked a political battle between the White House and a powerful United States senator. In Denmark, a Justice Department agent, missing in action, has fallen into the hands of a dangerous zealot--a man driven by divine visions to make a prophet's words reality. And in a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase. All it takes is a phone call from his former boss in Washington, and suddenly the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence. It's just the kind of perilous business that Malone has been trying to leave behind, ever since he retired from the Justice Department. But once he draws enemy blood, Malone is plunged into a deadly conflict--a constitutional war secretly set in motion more than two hundred years ago by America's Founding Fathers. From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim specter of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Malone risks life, liberty, and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln--while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance" --… (more)

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