A new President has been elected and inauguration day is 72
hours away. The outgoing President knows something is going on
and has asked the last remaining member of Magellan Billet
to investigate. The last member and former
director, Stephanie, enlists Cotton Malone to travel to
Siberia and hunt down the person who is believed to be the
source of the problem. As things go from bad to worse
Stephanie finds herself in a very precarious situation while
Cotton finds himself in mortal danger.
As time continues to run out all clues lead to the oldest
organization in America, The Society of Cincinnati and old
plans to invade America's 14th Colony, Canada. Racing against
time and a very determined enemy Cotton, Stephanie, and some
old friends work together to stop what could be a devastating
attack on the United States that would put to test the Zero
Steve Berry does a great job of entwining true history with
modern stories. The in depth research and the history behind it
is a fascinating and well written story. Steve Berry has the
ability to make you Google while you're reading, only bad part
is having to put the book down while you look things up. Most
importantly, his notes at the end of the book clarify
everything for the reader telling you what he made up and what
is true history. There is nothing better than actually
learning something about America Civil War history or any
history while reading a great thriller. THE 14TH COLONY does
just that teaching those of us who don't know everything a
little something while entertaining us at the same time.
Steve Berry once again shows that he knows his research and
how to write a great book.
What happens if both the president and
vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office?
The answer is far from certain--in fact, what follows would
be nothing short of total political chaos.
Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton
Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr
Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has
festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United
Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB
officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are
headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January
20th--Inauguration Day--is only hours away. A flaw in the
Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential
succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin
intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest.
Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long
thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He's
aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of
America's oldest fraternal organization--the Society of
Cincinnati--a group that once lent out its military savvy to
presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion
plans of what was intended to be America's 14th colony--Canada.
In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen
extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House
itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also
confront a crippling fear that he's long denied, but which
now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of
history and speculation is all here in this provocative new