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The Lost Order: A Novel (Cotton Malone) (utgåvan 2017)

av Steve Berry (Författare)

Serier: Cotton Malone (12)

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"The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure--one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution--linked to the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself through an ancestor, a Confederate spy named Angus "Cotton" Adams, whose story holds the key to everything. Complicating matters are the political ambitions of a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a United States Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country. And while Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the past, ex-president Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a new and unexpected challenge, a threat that may cost one of them their life. From the backrooms of the Smithsonian to the deepest woods in rural Arkansas, and finally up into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into our country's dark past, and a potentially even darker future"--… (mer)
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Titel:The Lost Order: A Novel (Cotton Malone)
Författare:Steve Berry (Författare)
Info:Minotaur Books (2017), 512 pages
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Cotton's help is requested to seek a huge horde of Confederate gold, when the prior person is scared off by one of the guardians. Meanwhile, ex-President Danny Daniels discovers a parallel plot for the Speaker of the House to become as powerful than the President by changing House Rules, relegating the Senate to the minor role it had following independence from Great Britain. I liked the role played by Cotton's grandfather, Danny finagling himself to become a Senator, and learning about the Smithsonian (and founder James Smithson, who $500,000 gift was made without his ever visiting the U.S.) However, the resolutions of the storylines were both protracted and, in one case, a complete fizzle. Kind of an average book for Steve Berry.

P.S. I won this book as a Goodreads giveaway, but it did not affect my opinion ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Another entry to the Cotton Malone series doesn’t disappoint. Cotton is back in action along with girlfriend Cassiopeia Vitt as they explore a mystery set in motion after the Civil War involving secret societies of Southern sympathizers, the Smithsonian Institute, Supreme Court judges, a former president, Senate and Congress.

What we’ve come to love about Steve Berry’s writing is all on display in this installment of the series. The action and intrigue of a special agent on the hunt, the danger of people willing to risk their lives to serve their ideals or country, and a healthy dose of US conspiracy theory.

In this story the action begins straight away and involves the reader in a conspiracy dating back to the end of the Civil War. Most will have only a basic understanding of the political climate of 1865 and will be astounded at some of the information provided by Berry in the story- though make no mistake, there’s a healthy dose of fictionalization (admitted in the afterward) to keep the story interesting.

What’s so great about these novels is that we really don’t care; for a moment, we’re Cotton or Cassiopeia and we’re on the adventure too. We love the fast-paced nature of the story and the death-defying secret agent style the characters have. The characters themselves have been so ingrained as they are, learning anything new about them, as we do in this story, doesn’t come as a startling revelation but rather as more of a ‘yeah, that tracks’ before diving back into the suspense.

Overall, the series is charming and fun, perfect for readers who are looking for something easy to digest at a rapid pace but not get too bogged down in technical speak or over-analysis of history.

**All thoughts and opinions are my own.** ( )
  The_Literary_Jedi | Jun 29, 2021 |
I think Steve Berry is by far the best writer of historical fiction out there today in his arena. Dan Brown has fallen by the wayside. Cotton Malone should be in the movies!!! ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
I think Steve Berry is by far the best writer of historical fiction out there today in his arena. Dan Brown has fallen by the wayside. Cotton Malone should be in the movies!!! ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
Former DOJ operative Cotton Malone has been asked by the Smithsonian to check out the possibility of a treasure from the Civil War. Cotton's great great grandfather had been a Confederate spy, as well as a guardian of a fabled hoard of Confederate gold held by the Knights of the Golden Circle. The problem is that the Knights are still looking for the treasure. The map to the treasure is a series of carved stones, each guarded by a sentinel of the Knights. Along the way, former President Daniels becomes involved upon the death of the senior Senator from Tennessee. Daniels can feel that something is stirring in the House of Representatives; a something that could forever change the balance of power in America's government. Knights, members of Congress, the Supreme Court, the Smithsonian, old mines in Arkansas, vengeance, murder, a lust for power, and tangled love triangles muddy the waters. It was a pleasant read, but slower than most books in this series. I had to keep putting it down every half hour or so. ( )
  Raspberrymocha | Sep 7, 2020 |
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"The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure--one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution--linked to the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself through an ancestor, a Confederate spy named Angus "Cotton" Adams, whose story holds the key to everything. Complicating matters are the political ambitions of a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a United States Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country. And while Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the past, ex-president Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a new and unexpected challenge, a threat that may cost one of them their life. From the backrooms of the Smithsonian to the deepest woods in rural Arkansas, and finally up into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into our country's dark past, and a potentially even darker future"--

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