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The Bishop's Pawn: A Novel (Cotton Malone) (edição: 2018)

de Steve Berry (Autor)

Séries: Cotton Malone (13)

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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 later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis. It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces--the Justice Department and the FBI--are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement's greatest martyr. Malone's decision to see it through to the end ---- from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself ---- not only changes his own life, but the course of history.… (mais)
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Título:The Bishop's Pawn: A Novel (Cotton Malone)
Autores:Steve Berry (Autor)
Informação:Minotaur Books (2018), 352 pages
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I normally devour Cotton Malone mysteries. This, however, was a very different read for me. The whole story is told in a first person flashback. I find first person narratives more difficult. Cotton Malone is requested at the home of a Civil Rights activist, Rev. Foster. Foster was a close associate of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cotton is reminiscing his first case dealing with the aftermath of King's assassination and Foster's connection with it. The author weaves fact and fiction to tell a tale of the possible reason for King's death. The story was relatively slow moving as Cotton relates his very first mission as an agent for the Magellan Billet. At the time he was still a JAG lawyer, recruited for this single mission to recover documents and a gold Double Eagle which are associated with the late FBI's J. Edgar Hoover's coverup of the King assassination. It's a twisted tale of racism, power struggles, and government coverups. I'm glad I read it, but it's not something I'd read again. ( )
  Raspberrymocha | Dec 16, 2020 |
What if????? ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
What if????? ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
A 4 or 5 star ending, but a 1 star book. At first I thought it was an average book, then I was dead-set on two stars, but then the story just kept getting worse. I couldn’t help but wonder how strapped for an idea the author must have been to write this. I was even tempted to bump it up a star simply because it is a masterpiece of bad writing. I was disappointed to say the least.

The main character Cotton Malone, in this book, is sort of a cross between Austin Powers, Jacques Clouseau, Maxwell Smart, and, oh, maybe Gilligan (from the island) but completely devoid of any and all humor. Long story short, Cotton and I were stranded in a dumb plot, the same themes being repeated every few pages, and the whole story plodding stupidly forward in the same preposterous manner. I could not finish this book fast enough. ( )
  Picathartes | Nov 23, 2020 |
This is a very different Cotton Malone story. First, it is his first case working for Stephanie Nelle. Second his first time ever working as an agent in the field. Both make for an interesting situational story then you add in the long standing conflict between Dr Martin Luther King and the FBI, more specifically J Edgar Hoover, and it passes beyond interesting to intriguing.

While the pace was not quite Steve Berry's usual pace it suited the story he was telling very comfortably. The story was well written and I believe very much reflected Steve Berry's feelings about the times Dr. King lived in and what it took as a man to accomplish what Dr. King did. It made obvious that the deck was basically stacked against Dr King with J Edgar Hoover doing everything in his power to further stymie his accomplishments.

I find it difficult to convey all the different nuances this story presented. The creation and development of the story and the fictional characters Steve Berry envisioned for us, made a fictional account of the times and days leading up to Dr Kings assassination a reality in which the reader was able to experienced a version and sliver of an insight into both the times and the man.

Some books are made to think about others are to make you think. This is both. ( )
  can44okie | Aug 28, 2020 |
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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 later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis. It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces--the Justice Department and the FBI--are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement's greatest martyr. Malone's decision to see it through to the end ---- from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself ---- not only changes his own life, but the course of history.

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