The Lost Order

The Lost Order

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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"The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure--one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution--linked to the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself through an ancestor, a Confederate spy named Angus "Cotton" Adams, whose story holds the key to everything. Complicating matters are the political ambitions of a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a United States Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country. And while Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the past, ex-president Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a new and unexpected challenge, a threat that may cost one of them their life. From the backrooms of the Smithsonian to the deepest woods in rural Arkansas, and finally up into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into our country's dark past, and a potentially even darker future"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : St. Martin's Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781466862623
1466862629
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ber
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource (464 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Memawrayne
Oct 01, 2017

Another book by this author with lots of action and strong characters. I like the incorporation of historical facts and the information about the Smithsonian.

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SandraLH
Sep 08, 2017

Very good new installment of the Cotton Malone series. I enjoy historical fiction and Steve Berry's Cotton Malone character and novels are generally quite interesting. However, Berry can get a bit "wordy".

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BlueHippo
Jun 06, 2017

Another fun read from Steve Berry with the bonus of learning about some little-known aspect of history! Love his books!

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macrw3
May 17, 2017

More politics and manipulation. I couldn't get past the first few chapters. No thank you.

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AlmadenAFS
May 16, 2017

I'm a big Berry fan and have never been disappointed with his books. This one ranks with his best as it somewhat mirrors todays Federal government. Read the poem on page 407 and think about it.
What if....states rights.

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USAF1969
May 02, 2017

Steve Berry always serves up a great novel. This thriller is no different. Super blend of historical fact and fiction with both familiar and new characters. One thing I like about Berry is he always has a precise description after the end of the book of what was fact and what was fiction (other than the obvious) - and in this case there was even more fact than I was anticipating. So if you like a modern thriller that reaches back to the immediate post-Civil War period regarding the loss of the Confederate archives and treasury and also accounts for some very interesting history of the Smithsonian Museum (particularly the "Castle"), you will like this one. And as a bonus, there are many interesting (real) ideas from way back then that reflect on issues we face with the US Congress and its rule-making ability and gridlock that many are talking about today.

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