The Resource The Jefferson key : a novel, Steve Berry

The Jefferson key : a novel, Steve Berry

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The Jefferson key : a novel
Title
The Jefferson key
Title remainder
a novel
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Steve Berry
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Language
eng
Summary
Cotton Malone battles a group of families whose influence dates back to U.S. Constitution and who seek to crack a code devised by Thomas Jefferson himself in their quest for power
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  • The U.S. Constitution allows the government to sanction piracy? Who knew? Well, Article I, Section 8, authorizing letters of marque, is technically more nuanced, but this is the conceit around which Berry structures his plot. The book begins with a (true) assassination attempt on the life of Andrew Jackson. The plotters (not true) are privateers who have perpetual rights to letters of marque, allowing them to make captures on land and water, and they don’t like Jackson’s restrictions. In the present day, family descendants have the same problem with the current president, and some opt for the same solution. Following his formula, Berry puts his operative, Cotton Malone, in an action-filled plot decorated with plenty of history, including a cipher concocted by Thomas Jefferson. One refreshing element is the women, good and bad, who can all hold their own, but an initial rookielike mistake by Malone seems out of character for a hero who’s been through six previous books. Fast and furious, this entry in the series ends with a fascinating author’s note, detailing what’s what. -- Cooper, Ilene (Reviewed 05-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 17, p30)
  • /* Starred Review */ At the start of Berry's ingeniously plotted seventh Cotton Malone novel (after The Emperor's Tomb), former U.S. Justice Department agent Malone, who's been summoned to New York City by his old boss, Stephanie Nelle, manages to thwart an attempt to assassinate the U.S. president outside a midtown Manhattan hotel. Malone soon finds himself in the middle of a power struggle with roots in presidential history. A cipher formulated by Thomas Jefferson and employed by Andrew Jackson has been unbroken for 175 years. Documents hidden by Jackson contain the key to the legitimacy—and the wealth and power—of the Commonwealth, a coalition of privateers or pirates dating from the American Revolution. Malone and his lover, Cassiopeia Vitt, must match wits and survival skills with several formidable foes, including rogue agent Jonathan Wyatt and Quartermaster Clifford Knox of the Commonwealth. Berry offers plenty of twists and vivid action scenes in a feast of historical imagination. Author tour. (May) --Staff (Reviewed April 25, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 17, p)
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392292
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1955-
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Berry, Steve
Dewey number
813/.6
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Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E764
LC item number
J44 2011
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Berry, S.
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True
Series statement
Cotton Malone novel
Series volume
0007
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  • Malone, Cotton
  • Malone, Cotton
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The Jefferson key : a novel, Steve Berry
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Contents
Cotton Malone has been called on to defend his country's safety in many exotic locations around the world, often using his knowledge of history to get to the heart of mysteries and conspiracies stretching back for centuries. But never has the danger been quite so close to home.] A stunning opening sets the tone of explosive action and mind-bending intrigue as Cotton battles an extraordinary group of families whose unseen influence dates back to the pages of the U.S. Constitution -- and whose thirst for power is about to be satisfied by the cracking of a code devised by Thomas Jefferson himself
Control code
ocn704380333
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9780345530165
Lccn
2011009396
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)704380333
Label
The Jefferson key : a novel, Steve Berry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cotton Malone has been called on to defend his country's safety in many exotic locations around the world, often using his knowledge of history to get to the heart of mysteries and conspiracies stretching back for centuries. But never has the danger been quite so close to home.] A stunning opening sets the tone of explosive action and mind-bending intrigue as Cotton battles an extraordinary group of families whose unseen influence dates back to the pages of the U.S. Constitution -- and whose thirst for power is about to be satisfied by the cracking of a code devised by Thomas Jefferson himself
Control code
ocn704380333
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9780345530165
Lccn
2011009396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)704380333

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