The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry
Cotton Malone, retired U.S. operative, becomes forcibly involved in
another intrigue after his son is kidnapped and his rare book store in
Copenhagen is burned. The Order of the Golden Fleece, a network of
politically powerful European business men and women, seeks the lost
library of Alexandria. They want to destabilize the Middle East and
create more economic power for the Order.
Cotton helped to
protect and hide a man who was one of the few men on earth with the
knowledge of the lost library's whereabouts. The Guardians of the
library invite only the elite intelligentsia to come and visit.
Cotton must now help the 'bad guys' find the Library. However, the
Israelis and the Saudis do not want the information the library contains
to be made public knowledge so they send agents after Cotton and
This book again contains a number of Biblical
hypotheses, which are interesting to read about. I wanted to throttle
Pam. Here is a lawyer that is so dumb.... Suffice it to say she is the
main reason Cotton got into some of the worse of the situations. I loved
the intrigue, the back-stabbing and the concept of the Library of
Alexandria still existing.
First Line: "George Haddad's patience ended as he glared at the man bound to the chair."