Saturday, May 22, 2010
"The Paris Vendetta", by Steve Berry
Book 5 in the Cotton Malone series
This story continues the Cotton Malone saga, plunging him once again into the center of an international intrigue where he will face assassination plots, search for hidden treasure, be caught in battles between his enemies and his friends and his customary dabble in romance. Once more Steve Berry has delivered a very captivating and interesting novel, true to his style.
Secret Service Agent Sam Collins has come to alert Cotton Malone that his friend Henrik Thorvaldsen is looking for him. He is on the trail of who killed his son and would like his help. The action as in previous novels starts with an explosive start as gunmen storm Malone's bookstore.
This novel does not disappoint, we have a charismatic hero in Malone now torn between duty and friendship. The plot is thrilling and exciting as we follow him on his mission to piece together all clues. Many twists and turns in the plot take the reader on a wild ride through Paris stimulating ones interest page after page. A touch of historical fact around Napoleon is a plus.
Mr Berry's formula pays, "The Paris Vendetta" is another entertaining novel in this adventure series..