By Steve Berry
Whilst Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a robust mystery. As basic and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, nationwide treasuries, or even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his ultimate days, his British captors was hoping to benefit the place the loot lay hidden. yet he advised them not anything, and in his will he made no point out of the treasure. Or did he?
Former Justice division operative Cotton Malone is not searching for difficulty while it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookstore. really, it breaks and enters within the type of an American mystery provider agent with a couple of assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts in regards to the nervous younger guy, yet narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to stick to his unforeseen new ally.
Their first cease is the secluded property of Malone's friend, Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish wealthy person has exposed the insidious plans of the Paris membership, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the worldwide economic system. simply by means of matching wits with a terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic assault, and plunging right into a determined hunt for Napoleon's mythical misplaced treasure can Malone wish to steer clear of foreign monetary anarchy.
But Thorvaldsen's actual goal is far extra own: to avenge the homicide of his son by means of the larcenous aristocrat on the middle of the conspiracy. Thorvaldsen's vendetta areas Malone in an most unlikely quandary—one that forces him to choose from buddy and nation, previous and current. beginning in Denmark, relocating to England, and finishing up within the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone performs a breathless video game of duplicity and dying, all to say a prize of untold worth. yet at what cost?
From the Hardcover edition.