By Steve Berry
BONUS: This variation comprises an excerpt from Steve Berry's The Emperor's Tomb.
Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk international of elite operatives for the U.S. Justice division to guide the low-key lifetime of a rare-book broker. yet his quiet life is shattered whilst he gets an nameless electronic mail: "You have anything i would like. You' re the one individual on the earth who is familiar with the place to discover it. cross get it. you may have seventy two hours. If I don't pay attention from you, you may be childless." His horrified ex-wife confirms that the possibility is actual: Their teenage son has been abducted. while Malone's Copenhagen book shop is burned to the floor, it turns into brutally transparent that these liable will cease at not anything to get what they wish. And what they wish is not anything below the misplaced Library of Alexandria.
A cradle of ideas–historical, philosophical, literary, medical, and religious–the Library of Alexandria used to be extraordinary on this planet. yet fifteen hundred years in the past, it vanished into the mists of fable and legend–its large bounty of knowledge coveted ever due to the fact that through students, fortune hunters, and people who think its untold secrets and techniques carry the most important to final power.
Now a cartel of rich overseas moguls, bent on changing the process background, is desirous to breach the library’s hallowed halls–and in simple terms Malone possesses the data they should be triumphant. At stake is an explosive historical record with the capability not just to alter the future of the center East yet to shake the world’s 3 significant religions to their very foundations.
Pursued via a deadly mercenary, Malone crosses the globe looking for solutions. His quest will lead him to England and Portugal, even to the top degrees of yank government–and the shattering consequence, deep within the Sinai desolate tract, can have around the world repercussions.