Ve and while I know it is critical to the story the description of some of the violent acts was too much for me This is an xciting and informative book as Berry s books tend to be Cotton Malone is well Cotton Malone And if he hasn t clearly Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars established his bonafides in the first sevenpisodes of Steve Berry s incredibly successful series then this Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life eighth one should convince any doubters left In The Emperor s Tomb Berry puts our former Justice Department agent and now soldier of fortune and bookstore owner in Copenhagen into another of his successful and usuallyasy to accept conspiracies Like Dan Brown almost Crazy Love everypisode is the survival of the free world sometimes just the whole world is dependent upon Malone rushing to sane judgment before the Apocalypse Here we find him in an Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society early dilemma He has received a video of Cassiopeia Vitt fans certainly her from previouspisodes showing her being waterboarded with a we ll stop if you follow our instructions Alas he doesn t have what it is her captors want an artifact she supposedly has given Malone to keep does that stop Malone Of course not for after all he is Cotton Malone Once Berry gives us intriguing and ducational lessons in history art geography and politics This installment takes him gives us intriguing and ducational lessons in history art geography and politics This installment takes him Copenhagen and on in to the People s Republic of China and into the tombs of China s first mperor He has a feeling that there is a secret here and here comes the xciting part that could or could not save the modern world Levity aside though despite the suspense Berry always creates his sense of historical appreciation not save the modern world Levity aside though despite the suspense Berry always creates his sense of historical appreciation supreme And clever novelist he is it doesn t come across as a history lesson in schoolViolence intrigue narrow Black Heart, Red Ruby escapes archeological adventures and good characterization propel this and the other Berry books to a solid if not always soothing conclusion As Sue Potter one of the critics of the Texas Literary Gazette has pointed out Steve Berry s books and I ve read them all are always filled with so much suspense that it is difficult to put them down I ve read some of his than once andach time he holds my interest completely My Steve Berry reading coincides with Ms Potter s Excellent story found this hard to get into at the start but after a couple of chapters I was hooked The Emperor s Tomb by Steve Berry was fascinating in that I had no idea how many thousands of years ago China had made inventions that we have to this day albeit in a different form but nevertheless they in. Cotton Malone whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address Logging on he sees Cassiopeia Vitt a woman whos saved his life than once being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand Bring me the artifact shes asked you to keep safe The only problem is Malone doesnt have a clue. ,
Vented them One of the best features of a Steve Berry novel is that he identifies what was actual and features of a Steve Berry novel is that he identifies what was actual and he used as a prop to move the story along His background is history and he does his homework The characters are multifaceted and not one dimensional Berry also adds a love interest although it never becomes the focus of his novels the ncounters merely add a little spice to a history mystery I have read many of his books and have always felt like I learned something as well as njoyed the mystery aspect China is a complicated country and has had a long history of change and ideologies It seems like all regimes have ither followed the Legality or Confucian doctrines and currently they are following the Legality although the author readily admits that China is fully on the Capitalist path though not necessarily Democratic It s a good read from start to finish and you WILL SEE HOW THE DIFFERENT PERIODS HAVE TRIED TO see how the different periods have tried to the present regime by rasing the past A curious thought of rasing rather than building on the past and how Europeans caught up with Chinese inventions by the 14th Century because China had no written language at the time The rise up with Chinese inventions by the 14th Century because China had no written language at the time The rise China and the details of its deep history specially its first mperor and his still unopened tomb make for the foundation of a great story Berry adds to that the suppressed truth that oil is not a fossil fuel oil has been detected on other planets according to astronomers and seems to be self generating and not animalplant basedIn the author s notes at the nd he says that he could not visit China because of the pressures of writing a book a year Might all of his books be a bit better if he broke from this schedule and slowed down ЯED enough to do this kind of basic research I have readverything Steve Berry has written and njoyed his novels immensely His Cotton Malone series has been very good well written and well researched However I was rather disappointed with this novel as I felt it was not up to his usual high standard I was glad that his subseuent novel in the series was great and that he hadn t lost his touch Perhaps it is because I personally find China not as interesting as other places that I am a bit negative Others will probably njoy it It is worth reading but perhaps not twice Thoroughly researched the use of fact to support this work of fiction is laudable Exciting thought provokingdisuieting but positive This should be read by anyone with an The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs enuiring mind Definitely. What the man is talking about since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him So begins Malones most harrowing adventure to dateone that offers up astounding historical revelations pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to China a vast and mysterious land where danger lurks atvery tu. Steve Berry has an incredible ability to interweave dramatic fiction with detailed historical facts that result in provocative politicalaction thrillers The history of China is a fascinating backdrop for this detailed historical facts that result in provocative politicalaction thrillers The history of China is a fascinating backdrop for this story of political intrigue and action Cotton Malone is a fun heroic figure smart attractive physically strong and agile with a uniue morale compass that always chooses good over Moreno evil in a rationalized wayGreat characters and freuent plot twists leave you wondering right up until thend who are the good guys and bad guys If you aren t a careful reader it can make you dizzyI who are the good guys and bad guys If you aren t a careful reader it can make you dizzyI Steve Berry Another great story from the Cotton Malone library As per my review title I felt that this fell below Steve Berry s usual standard I am a big fan of this author but felt this was one of his weaker Monsieur Pain efforts I struggled to get in to the novel it did not grip me at first once or twice I had to force myself to read it As another reviewer has said it can get a bit tedious and the writing was not the strongest However the final uarter of the book was a big improvement and somewhat saved itPrevious reviewers have given a synopsis of the plot so I won t repeat them here As usual Berry manages to fit in a lot of action gunfights airplanes fighter jetstc Two things bugged me however Firstly the growing romance between Cotton Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt is not handled well it seems a bit too false and got in the way of the plot Secondly Berry has adopted the style of jumping from character to character in paragraphs without identifying who is who making it hard to work OUT WHO IS SPEAKING AS WELL who is speaking as well writing in sentence fragments This can get a bit gratingThis is cautiously recommended Not the worst Cotton Malone adventure but far from the best Clever story A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author enveloping a degree of truth As always Cotton Malone is the hero and kept one ondge from start to finish This novel is another page turner by Steve Berry It represents a fascinating look at the history and governance of China from past to present the dichotomy of ideological thought in China the discovery of biotic fuel vs abiotic fuel and the creation of the terra cotta warriors life size figures built to protect the tomb of the first What If emperor of China Of course interwoven in all this are the personal intrigues of former government agent Cotton Malone and his paramour Cassiopeia Vitt and myriad other characters who show up in Malone s life Injoyed reading this from a historical perspecti. The tomb of Chinas First Emperor guarded by an underground army of terra cotta warriors has remained sealed for than 2000 years Though its regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world the Chinese government wont allow anyone to open it WhyThat uestion is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative.