The King's Deception (with bonus novella The Tudor Plot) - Steve Berry

The King's Deception (with bonus novella The Tudor Plot)

By Steve Berry

  • Release Date: 2013-06-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Size: 8.33 MB
Score: 4
From 404 Ratings

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This Cotton Malone adventure blends gripping contemporary political intrigue, Tudor treachery, and high-octane thrills into one riveting novel of suspense.
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.
At its heart is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who is set to be released by Scottish authorities for “humanitarian reasons.” An outraged American government objects, but nothing can persuade the British to intervene.
Except, perhaps, Operation King’s Deception.
Run by the CIA, the operation aims to solve a centuries-old mystery, one that could rock Great Britain to its royal foundations.
Blake Antrim, the CIA operative in charge of King’s Deception, is hunting for the spark that could rekindle a most dangerous fire, the one thing that every Irish national has sought for generations: a legal reason why the English must leave Northern Ireland. The answer is a long-buried secret that calls into question the legitimacy of the entire forty-five-year reign of Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch, who completed the conquest of Ireland and seized much of its land. But Antrim also has a more personal agenda, a twisted game of revenge in which Gary is a pawn. With assassins, traitors, spies, and dangerous disciples of a secret society closing in, Malone is caught in a lethal bind. To save Gary he must play one treacherous player against another—and only by uncovering the incredible truth can he hope to prevent the shattering consequences of the King’s Deception.

Don’t miss Steve Berry’s novella The Tudor Plot and an excerpt from The Lincoln Myth in the back of the book.

Praise for The King’s Deception

“A Dan Brown-ian secular conspiracy about the Virgin Queen driving nonstop international intrigue.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Steve Berry
“Berry raises this genre’s stakes.”—The New York Times
“I love this guy.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
“Forget Clancy and Cussler. When it comes to this genre, there is simply no one better.”—The Providence Journal


  • Kings deception

    By San Diego Barbel
    Malone is an interesting character and creates just enough suspense to keep on reading about more than I ever cared to know of myth and truth of past English royalty.
  • The king's deception

    By inkheart's eleonore
    Loved the history and the play on Elizabeth I. Sure makes you wonder...
  • Love it!

    By Chuckpont
    I read everything Mr. Berry has published. Every new book is better than the previous one. This one, fascinating, intriguing and potentially controversial. Can't wait for the next one!
  • King's deception

    By Cgpcpa
    Great book and somewhat historically correct!
  • Don't

    By JamieWK
    Far-fetched plot, shabby writing. Mr. Berry just wanted to expense his days in London. Disappointing!
  • Yuck

    By Rickyjbs
    Biggest waste of my time in 2013. Read half and am totally bored. Twisted, convoluted, and idiotic plot.
  • Kings deception

    By queengretch
    This book is in true Cotton Malone fashion. I loved it and getting Gary involved again was great! Keep up the great work Mr. Berry!
  • King's Deception

    By A1d2y
    I have enjoyed several of Steve Berry's books. This one, however, was a let down. Several major mistakes were made in the progression of the plot, many in the first few chapters. Example: Why would an ex-spy, turning over a person to the authorities not ask for identification? Totally illogical. Berry took us over and over the same ground between British intelligence and the CIA to a point of almost boredom. I stayed with the book only because I am an Anglophile, interested in British monarchies and history, especially the Tudors. The idea of Elizabeth I being a man is preposterous but I did downloaded the Bram Stoker book for fun. I know Berry doesn't write his novels to be read in order of publication, but for those of us who do, it is a bit disconcerting to try to forget what we already know about Cotton Malone and his life and adventures. Many other authors, Elizabeth, George, Dan Brown, and Linda Fairstein, for example, have mastered the art of continuity without forcing the reader to read their novels in order. I'd pass on this Berry book if I had it to do over again.
  • The King's Deception

    By Peg1gy
    Loved this book! A real mystery told within a good story. It is an interesting, easy read.
  • Kings deception

    By Betzla
    Loved the book great mystery. mr. Berry never disappoints.