The Charlemagne Pursuit

The Charlemagne PursuitI didn t feel that this book was 500 pages, full of suspense and adventure I have to give it to my dad, he will love it and have to convince him to give me money to buy the other Steve Berry s book Cotton Malone is in a hunt to discover what happened to his dad who had been a submariner and was lost in a mission when Cotton was 10 Like all in this series it involves some interesting historical twists Berry is great at mixing history and fiction Charlemagne figures into this as well as a diabolically ambitious Chief of Naval intelligence and some members of a wealthy German family all of them tied together in the usual complex web of Berry s story telling Then there is also a shadowy figure funded by the CNI character who is used to wipe out opponents or even perceived opponents.This is a bit less subtle that some of the other Berry books I have read and there is a bit murder and mayhem.I ve now read four of the tales They are all involved plots that are fun to read This one, unlike most of the novels, only incidentally involves American history This is escapist history where you might actually learn something At the end of each book, the author presents a summary separating fact from fiction Berry does his research and it shows. Of the 4 books I ve read in the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry, this has been the most disappointing The style was choppy, the storyline was jumbled, a majority of the characters were unlikable or just blah and Cotton, himself, seemed to be a side story You know it s bad when the best characters in the book are the bad guys who are on a continent half a world away from your actual hero.Cotton has always wondered about his father who died in a submarine accident when Cotton was 10 There has never been a satisfactory answer let alone an actual body to bury Cotton wants closure and uses his connection to the Magellan Billet to get access to the classified reports of the subs demise However, the file is completely different from the fiction that Cotton has believed most of this life and he begins searching for answers.Unfortunately Cotton isn t the only one searching for answers and he has to team up with Dorothea and Christl Oberhauser two women also seeking the truth behind their father s death aboard that ill fated submarine The search will take you from Denmark to Germany to France and Antarctica Meanwhile, another drama is playing out in Washington DC involving Stephanie Nelle.Rating 3.25 stars What seems at first to be an outrageous, impossible plot Charlemagne, US Navy, Aryan Race Hitler, a technologically highly advanced First Civilization of Antarctica living Sea Kings, political intrigue murders, and historically documented submarine trips to the South Pole as elements , turns out to be a very intriguing and on the edge of your seat read All elements are skillfully and believably woven together into a non stop action thriller Characters range widely in nature, motives, and profession including the president of the United States making the reader always unsure exactly who the bad guys are and how it s all going to work out I was completely thrown off by one of the dramatic scenes near the end and was left with no idea of who was in league with who and what in the heck was going on LOL Plenty of deaths, but no real gore that i recall Some romantic, marital, sexual aspects but not a single explicit scene that i remember I learned a lot about certain aspects of history while on this wild pursuit with the protagonist the author has kindly written an afterword that makes clear for those of us less informed which elements in the book are actually documented and considered factual, which ones are were theories, and which ones are total fiction from his fertile imagination , and i thoroughly enjoyed the book.My kudos to Mr Berry Over zijn vaders dood weet Cotton Malone alleen dat hij omgekomen is bij een ramp met een onderzee r Het blijkt een nucleair schip te zijn geweest Het schip is dan ook vermist tijdens een geheime missie Hij is niet de enige die de waarheid wil achterhalen De vader van de tweeling Dorothea en Christl voer aan boord van dezelfde onderzee r De zussen weten echter iets wat Malone niet weet in 1938 verkenden de nazi s Antarctica nadat zij zich voor deze ontdekkingstocht hadden laten inspireren door aanwijzingen in de tombe van Karel de Grote In dit verhaal speelt ook nog een dagboek een rol met cryptisch geschreven taal Houd dit verband met de noodlottige laatste reis van zijn vader De boeken over Cotton Malone weten mij altijd te pakken Het boek neerleggen is heel moeilijk voor mij Ik lees ze dan ook alleen als ik echt de tijd heb om te lezen En stoor mij aub dan ook niet.. It s true that the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheeseSteve Berry s Cotton Malone series typically involves a dose of history lesson, mixed with the modern day exploits of a former government agent The title of this book, Charlemagne Pursuit, would imply the Carolingian late 800s AD middle ages would play a central role in the novel, however it is only briefly mentioned Instead, the story involves the pursuit of secrets once held by an ancient seafaring culture, thought by Nazis to be the original Aryan race, and the interpretation of discovered stones with cursive writing of old The scenes bounce around from France to America to Antartica, and sometimes are a bit difficult to keep track of Mostly, this is a story about power seekers who will use any means, including employment of hired killers, to be the first to obtain this ancient knowledge The book was OK, but my least favorite so far in the series. The Charlemagne Pursuit is my 4th Steve Berry novel and my favorite so far It follows the typical Steve Berry adventure formula, which is tried and true I would like to see Berry go off road and surprise us sometime Although a little longwinded in parts, forcing the reader to wait, a strong ending made it a worthwhile experience Some may find the conclusion far fetched, but there are real historical examples, including one in Turkey, discovered not so long ago I know Steve Berry does extensive research, weaving both historical facts and plausible theories into his tales. Decent action adventure book Berry knows his niche and follows everything well Nothing earth shattering but entertaining all the same. Ugh, this was a total drag Normally I really like the Cotton Malone books, but this one did not work for me There were too many characters flitting all around the world and it took over 250 pages for any of them to end up in the same place I felt like I was reading three different novels and all I wanted to do was read one that involved Cotton Total disappointment As A Child, Former Justice Department Agent Cotton Malone Was Told His Father Died In A Submarine Disaster In The North Atlantic, But Now He Wants The Full Story And Asks His Ex Boss, Stephanie Nelle, To Secure The Military Files What He Learns Stuns Him His Father S Sub Was A Secret Nuclear Vessel Lost On A Highly Classified Mission Beneath The Ice Shelves Of AntarcticaBut Malone Isn T The Only One After The TruthTwin Sisters Dorothea Lindauer And Christl Falk Are Fighting For The Fortune Their Mother Has Promised To Whichever Of Them Discovers What Really Became Of Their Father Who Died On The Same Submarine That Malone S Father CaptainedThe Sisters Know Something Malone Doesn T Inspired By Strange Clues Discovered In Charlemagne S Tomb, The Nazis Explored Antarctica Before The Americans, As Long Ago As Now Malone Discovers That Cryptic Journals Penned In The Language Of Heaven, Inscrutable Conundrums Posed By An Ancient Historian, And The Ill Fated Voyage Of His Father Are All Tied To A Revelation Of Immense Consequence For HumankindIn An Effort To Ensure That This Explosive Information Never Rises To The Surface, Langford Ramsey, An Ambitious Navy Admiral, Has Begun A Brutal Game Of Treachery, Blackmail, And Assassination As Malone Embarks On A Dangerous Quest With The Sisters One That Leads Them From An Ancient German Cathedral To A Snowy French Citadel To The Unforgiving Ice Of Antarctica He Will Finally Confront The Shocking Truth Of His Father S Death And The Distinct Possibility Of His Own

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  • Hardcover
  • 528 pages
  • The Charlemagne Pursuit
  • Steve Berry
  • English
  • 04 August 2019
  • 9780345485793

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