Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The King's Deception by Steve Berry

A Yank named Cotton
must solve an English riddle
before someone dies.

Steve Berry's The King's Deception is his 8th centered on the protagonist Cotton Malone, a retired (?) Justice Dept. agent. In this installment he's stuck inside a deadly riddle: what if one of the British monarchs wasn't who everyone thought they were?

This was a solid and enjoyable story but my lack of historical knowledge (my fault) left me frustrated with the litany of enumerated Georges and Henrys and Elizabeths and so on. After a certain point, tales of Henry the Xth's sister-in-law or whomever just became a swirling sea of names.

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