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Read online The Columbus Affair.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Columbus Affair i A family s secret a ruthless fanatic and a covert arm of the American government all are linked by a single puzzling possibility i .

b i What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of why Columbus sailed in And what if that year old secret could violently reshape the modern political world i b .

Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard hitting articles from hot spots around the world But when one of his stories from the Middle East is exposed as a fraud his professional reputation crashes and burns Now he lives in virtual exile haunted by bad decisions and a shocking truth he can never prove that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger This stranger forces Sagan to act and his actions attract the attention of the Magellan Billet a top secret corps of the United States Justice Department that deals with America s most sensitive investigations Sagan suddenly finds himself caught in an international incident the repercussions of which will shudder not only Washington D C but also Jerusalem Coaxed into a deadly cat and mouse game unsure who s friend and who s foe Sagan is forced to Vienna Prague then finally into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica where his survival hinges on his rewriting everything we know about Christopher Columbus by Steve Berry

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The Columbus Affair
Title:The Columbus Affair
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Number of Pages:426
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery thriller
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BONUS This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry s i The Emperor s Tomb i and a Cotton Malone dossier br br Cotton Malone retired from the high risk world of elite operatives for the U S Justice 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 hours If I don t hear from you you will be childless His horrified ex wife confirms that the threat is real Their teenage son has been kidnapped When Malone s Copenhagen bookshop is burned to the ground it becomes brutally clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want And what they want is nothing less than the lost Library of Alexandria br br A cradle of ideas historical philosophical literary scientific and religious the Library of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world But fifteen hundred years ago it vanished into the mists of myth and legend its vast bounty of wisdom coveted ever since by scholars fortune hunters and those who believe its untold secrets hold the key to ultimate power br br Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls bent on altering the course of history is desperate to breach the library s hallowed halls and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed At stake is an explosive ancient document with the potential not only to change the destiny of the Middle East but to shake the world s three major religions to their very foundations br br Pursued by a lethal mercenary Malone crosses the globe in search of answers His quest will lead him to England and Portugal even to the highest levels of American government and the shattering outcome deep in the Sinai desert will have worldwide repercussions, Explosive in both its pace and its revelations The Third Secret is a remarkable international thriller Bestselling author Steve Berry tackles some of the most controversial ideas of our time in a breakneck journey through the history of the Church and the future of religion br br Fatima Portugal The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children sharing with them three secrets two of which are soon revealed to the world The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican read only by popes and not disclosed until the year When revealed its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin Mary s words or if a message far more important has been left in the shadows br br Vatican City present day Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope Night after restless night Pope Clement XV enters the Vatican s Riserva the special archive open only to popes where the Church s most clandestine and controversial documents are stored Though unsure of the details Michener knows that the Pope s distress stems from the revelations of Fatima br br Equally concerned but not out of any sense of compassion is Alberto Cardinal Valendrea the Vatican s Secretary of State Valendrea desperately covets the papacy having narrowly lost out to Clement at the last conclave Now the Pope s interest in Fatima threatens to uncover a shocking ancient truth that Valendrea has kept to himself for many years br br When Pope Clement sends Michener to the Romanian highlands then to a Bosnian holy site in search of a priest possibly one of the last people on Earth who knows Mary s true message a perilous set of events unfolds Michener finds himself embroiled in murder suspicion suicide deceit and his forbidden passion for a beloved woman In a desperate search for answers he travels to Pope Clement s birthplace in Germany where he learns that the third secret of Fatima may dictate the very fate of the Church a fate now lying in Michener s own hands, The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition when they were wiped from the face of the earth their hidden riches lost But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was and its true nature could change the modern world br br Cotton Malone one time top operative for the U S Justice Department is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair trigger instincts and plunges him back into the cloak and dagger world he thought he d left behind br br It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton s former supervisor Stephanie Nelle who s far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries old puzzles scattered across Europe she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century But she s not alone Competing for the historic prize and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses is Raymond de Roquefort a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command br br Welcome or not Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar the more he realizes that even more than lives are at stake At the end of a lethal game of conquest rife with intrigue treachery and craven lust for power lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world and in the wrong hands bring it to its knees, Ekaterinburg Russia July Ten months have passed since Nicholas II s reign was cut short by revolutionaries Tonight the White Army advances on the town where the Tsar and his family are being held captive by the Bolsheviks Nicholas dares to hope for salvation Instead the Romanovs are coldly and methodically executed br br Moscow Present Day Atlanta lawyer Miles Lord fluent in Russian and well versed in the country s history is thrilled to be in Moscow on the eve of such a momentous event After the fall of Communism and a succession of weak governments the Russian people have voted to bring back the monarchy The new tsar will be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II by a specially appointed commission and Miles job is to perform a background check on the Tsarist candidate favored by a powerful group of Western businessmen But research quickly becomes the least of Miles concerns when he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city plaza br br Suddenly Miles is racing across continents shadowed by nefarious henchmen At first his only question is why people are pursuing him But after a strange conversation with a mysterious Russian who steers Miles toward the writings of Rasputin he becomes desperate to know more most important what really happened to the family of Russia s last tsar br br His only companion is Akilina Petrov a Russian circus performer sympathetic to his struggle and his only guide is a cryptic message from Rasputin that implies that the bloody night of so long ago is not the last chapter in the Romanovs story and that someone might even have survived the massacre The prophecy s implications are earth shattering not only for the future of the tsar and mother Russia but also for Miles himself