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 steer the low-key lifetime of a rare-book broker. yet his quiet lifestyles is shattered while he gets an nameless electronic mail: "You have whatever i would like. You' re the single individual in the world who understands the place to discover it. cross get it. you've gotten seventy two hours. If I don't listen from you, you may be childless." His horrified ex-wife confirms that the danger 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 accountable 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 was once unprecedented on the planet. yet fifteen hundred years in the past, it vanished into the mists of fable and legend–its tremendous bounty of knowledge coveted ever on the grounds that through students, fortune hunters, and people who think its untold secrets and techniques carry the major to final power.
Now a cartel of rich overseas moguls, bent on changing the process historical past, is eager to breach the library’s hallowed halls–and simply Malone possesses the knowledge they should prevail. 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 wilderness, can have around the world repercussions.