The Bishop's Pawn (Cotton Malone #13)

The Bishop's Pawn (Cotton Malone #13)

The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry?s iconic hero, Cotton Malone. History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case.Now, fifty years late The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry?s iconic hero, Cotton Malone. History notes that the u...

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Title:The Bishop's Pawn (Cotton Malone #13)
Author:Steve Berry
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:The Bishop's Pawn
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Bishop's Pawn (Cotton Malone #13) Reviews

  • Linda
    Nov 29, 2017
    I am a big fan of Steve Berry's books, especially his Cotton Malone series. I must admit that this particular entry into the series did not impress me as much as the others. It may have to do with Cotton's first foray into life as a secret agent and how he became an employee of the Mag...
  • Cheryl
    Feb 03, 2018
    It seems that Mr. Berry's books are either hit or miss for me. This one I thought would be a total hit for me. Yet, it was a miss. I found the characters and the story to be lacking drama. The story itself regarding a conspiracy involving Martin Luther King Jr. was in itself intriguing...
  • Drtaxsacto
    Apr 23, 2018
    OK - So I am a sucker for Berry's fictional character - Cotton Malone. This is an interesting addition - it is the first told as a narration rather than using a couple of characters. Like Berry's other books it is based in part on credible history - in this case on the antipathy betwee...
  • Brent Soderstrum
    Apr 07, 2018
    I am a Cotton Malone fan and this book is the 13th of Berry's series. In the series Berry mixes an adventurous mystery along with a historical mystery setting out possibilities that might have actually happened. I read this book during the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's de...
  • Skip
    Apr 11, 2018
    A prequel to the Cotton Malone series, harking back to when Stephanie Nelle recruited him to work for the government, plucking him out of jail for a righteous killing. Cotton is asked to retrieve a case, and finds himself in over his head, without a proper understanding of his mission....
  • Robert
    Mar 23, 2018
    Experimenting with first person narrative for the first time in a novel length work is understandable, but it removes a lot of the intrigue and suspense that Berry has been noted for in the past, but that is a minor flaw. Major ones include an almost unrecognizable version of the serie...
  • Edee
    Apr 06, 2018
    When I start reading a Steve Berry book, I can hardly contain my excitement. I know it will be a page turner and I have to resist the urge to devour it in one sitting. His newest novel The Bishop's Pawn was once again another stellar installment in the Cotton Malone series and it took ...
  • Joe
    Mar 28, 2018
    A change of pace in the Cotton Malone series - Berry's newest book is a "flashback" to Malone's first mission for the Justice Department 18 years ago and does a nice job filling in some of the character's backstory. The strength of this series has always been mining the gray areas of h...
  • Paula
    Apr 01, 2018
    For some reason, I found this book to be a real snoozer. I had trouble following the action and then it lapsed into boring.i did listen to the book and it might have been better if I had read the book. It just wasn?t up the Cotton Malone standards. ...
  • Cody
    Apr 15, 2018
    On April 4th 1968 as a shot rang out in Memphis Tennessee striking civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., America was forever changed, and King transformed into a symbol of martyrdom for the movement. Fifty years to that day, the United States is still battling those very demons...
  • Jill Mackin
    May 12, 2018
    Another historical thriller by Berry. Not as thriller-esque as his previous books. But all in all a good read. ...
  • Matt
    Mar 07, 2018
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Steve Berry, Minotaur Books and St. Martin?s Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. Steve Berry is back to provide readers with another instalment of the Co...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Apr 04, 2018
    Title: The Bishop?s Pawn (A Novel) Author: Steve Berry Pages: 352 Year: 2018 Publisher: Minotaur Books My rating is 5 out of 5 stars. The wonderful joy of reading a story never gets old for me. In fact, there are many times one can find me scouring online retailers for my next ...
  • Janet
    Dec 01, 2017
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry?s iconic hero, Cotton Malone. History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Lu...
  • Amy
    Mar 31, 2018
    The Bishop?s Pawn is the 13th books from the Cotton Malone series and my first introduction to Steve Berry?s writing. I thought it was great and look forward to more by this author in the future. 5 stars. ...
  • Melissa Embry
    Apr 06, 2018
    It all started when a rash young naval officer turned lawyer tried to help a friend through a nasty divorce. That was before his survelliance of the friend?s erring wife turned into a shoot-out that landed him in jail, and in the bad graces of his commanding officer. So how can he sa...
  • Jennifer
    Apr 12, 2018
    Awful. AWFUL. Did Berry actually write this? The first person was contrived and bulky- most of the sentences were in basic structure and were stuck in a rut of recounting events. In one paragraph containing seven sentences, five began (and a sixth had in the middle) with the following:...
  • Isabelle
    Mar 30, 2018
    The first-person POV threw me at first, but ultimately felt like Cotton's true voice. That, and the apt title with the plot twist I did not see (very rare lately, for a Cotton Malone book) - just redeemed both Malone and Berry after the recent disappointing marathon. As well, the idea ...
  • Steven
    Feb 28, 2018
    Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Cotton Malone is one of my favorite series protagonists of all time. He's brave, he's honest, he's heroic, he's loyal, and he's got depth of character beyond the likes...
  • John Bastin
    Apr 07, 2018
    In this story, which Steve Berry writes in the first person for the first time, Cotton Malone remembers his first case with Stephanie Nelle, a case very much entangled with the assassination of Martin Luther King, many years before. I thought it an interesting coincidence that I beg...
  • Bill Powers
    Mar 27, 2018
    The Bishop?s Pawn is Steve Berry?s 13th Cotton Malone story. He puts out about one book a year. Keeping a storyline fresh, exciting and interesting for that long is a challenge that many thriller authors aren?t up to. Fortunately for us Steve is! The premise of Bishop?s Pawn i...
  • Tim
    Apr 05, 2018
    I enjoyed listening to this story centered around Dr. Martin Luther King during the 50th anniversary of his assassination. F.B. I. Director, J. Edgar Hoover's bigotry and law violations are exposed to further tarnish his history into well-deserved infamy. Steve Berry's author notes are...
  • Steven Z.
    Mar 28, 2018
    For a retired historian picking up a Steve Berry novel is like revisiting an old friend. Berry?s central character Harold Earl ?Cotton? Malone, lawyer, former member of an elite Justice Department group, pilot, and naval officer, leads the reader through interesting plot lines wi...
  • Martina Nix Govoni
    May 07, 2018
    E' andata, diciamo cos. Ero molto scettica all'inizio, non sono una fan della prima persona, ritengo che dietro l'angolo si nasconda sempre il rischio del tema della prima elementare, ma potevo aver pi fiducia nello zio Steve, data la sua esperienza, che se l' cavata molto bene c...
  • Tom Donaghey
    Apr 15, 2018
    THE BISHOP?S PAWN by Steve Berry is both the 13th Cotton Malone story and the first Malone story. This tale is set around the assassination of Martin Luther King, 50 years ago, and the possibility of the FBI?s involvement. Like all of Mr. Berry?s stories, this is actual history...
  • Pierre Tassé
    Apr 24, 2018
    Interesting read and insight into a little of Mr King. The book also has some introduction into the initiation of Cotton into the Magellan Billet. As with all Steve Berry novels, get ready to have a fictional version of facts with the "facts" at the end... Writers always have that fre...
  • Robert Bradberry
    Apr 13, 2018
    Resonates I should say resonates at last, because this can be a difficult read. The first person requires adjustment, a rookie Cotton Malone requires adjustment, and some of the activity can seem trivial, but I urge every reader to keep going. This book has one of the best endings o...
  • Rita Hardy
    Apr 23, 2018
    Historical fiction with lots of fascinating ?what if?s?. ...
  • Robert
    May 15, 2018
    An action packed story of historical fiction. Cotton Malone is sent to recover a stolen gold coin from a sunken ship. He has competition from those willing to kill. He's not told the real mission is to recover evidence of the FBI's targeting of Martin Luther King. ex-FBI agents will do...
  • 3 no 7
    Apr 10, 2018
    ?The Bishops Pawn? is Steve Berry?s thirteenth 13th Cotton Malone story. The premise of the book is that the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover were responsible for the assassination Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The action centers on the events leading up to April 4, 1968, and is as especiall...