The King's Deception

The King's Deception

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Cotton Malone and his fifteen-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House, Inc., [2013]
Edition: CD edition.
Copyright Date: â¿¿2013
ISBN: 9780449009000
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 11 audio discs (13 1/2 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott


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Sep 15, 2015

First time with this author & thought it was awful. Definitely off my lists.

Mar 03, 2014

Fanciful rewrite of English history... a concept that could have become a really good book but didn't.

Thin characters, silly dialogue (suggest a drinking game for every time a character says "spot of bother"), contrived lectures on the Tube about Kings Henry VII and VII (and their pals) and uneven plotting combine to make for a disappointing read/listen.

On the plus side, London-philes get lots of historical and geographical factoids.

Aug 24, 2013

Berry, the master of the action historical, explores the idea that Elizabeth I was really a man. Cotton Malone, now retired, is drawn into a case when he delivers a young man to the British while enroute to Copenhagen with his son, Gary. Berry leads his reader on an exciting chase that has the usual good guy ending. A great escape novel! I appreciate that the author always separates the historical facts from the fiction creations at the end of the book.


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