Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The Bishop's Pawn: Cotton Malone Series, Book 13
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Series:
Published:
St. Martin's Publishing Group 2018
Status:
Checked Out
Description

The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry's iconic hero, Cotton Malone.

History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case.

Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.

It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces—the Justice Department and the FBI—are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement's greatest martyr.

Malone's decision to see it through to the end —— from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself —— not only changes his own life, but the course of history.

Steve Berry always mines the lost riches of history —— in The Bishop's Pawn he imagines a gripping, provocative thriller about an American icon.

Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
03/20/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250140234
ASIN:
B074ZRSMQK
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Steve Berry. (2018). The Bishop's Pawn: Cotton Malone Series, Book 13. St. Martin's Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Steve Berry. 2018. The Bishop's Pawn: Cotton Malone Series, Book 13. St. Martin's Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Steve Berry, The Bishop's Pawn: Cotton Malone Series, Book 13. St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Steve Berry. The Bishop's Pawn: Cotton Malone Series, Book 13. St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2018. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection10

There are 2 holds on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
8eaab071-639c-5d84-b252-2a263ef236d5
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 19:43:35
Date Updated:
Dec 08, 2020 09:06:11
Last Metadata Check:
Apr 11, 2021 11:59:38
Last Metadata Change:
Dec 20, 2020 11:31:33
Last Availability Check:
Apr 11, 2021 11:59:41
Last Availability Change:
Apr 03, 2021 09:09:14
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Apr 12, 2021 02:27:02

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2390-1/{41A6D61F-95E9-42AD-B69D-E095C5756187}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/2390-1/{41A6D61F-95E9-42AD-B69D-E095C5756187}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/2390-1/41A/6D6/1F/{41A6D61F-95E9-42AD-B69D-E095C5756187}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/2390-1/41A/6D6/1F/{41A6D61F-95E9-42AD-B69D-E095C5756187}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781250140234
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B074ZRSMQK
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781250140234
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Steve Berry
title
The Bishop's Pawn
dateAdded
2018-03-02T11:37:34.667-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=3442921
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Bishops Pawn Cotton Malone Series Book 13
crossRefId
3442921
series
Cotton Malone
subtitle
Cotton Malone Series, Book 13
id
41a6d61f-95e9-42ad-b69d-e095c5756187
starRating
3.8

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: BishopsPawnCottonMaloneSeriesBook139781250140234
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 3390198
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781250140234
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 03/20/2018
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=41a6d61f-95e9-42ad-b69d-e095c5756187&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: BishopsPawnCottonMaloneSeriesBook139781250140234
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B074ZRSMQK
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 03/20/2018
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=41a6d61f-95e9-42ad-b69d-e095c5756187&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: BishopsPawnCottonMaloneSeriesBook139781250140234
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1668449
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781250140234
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 03/20/2018
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=41a6d61f-95e9-42ad-b69d-e095c5756187&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: Thrillers / Historical
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Berry, Steve
      • bioText:

        Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cotton Malone novels (The Bishop's Pawn, The Malta Exchange), among other books, and several works of short fiction. He has 25 million books in print, translated into 40 languages.

        With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves as an emeritus member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.

      • name: Steve Berry
imprint
Minotaur Books
publishDate
2018-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Bishop's Pawn
fullDescription

The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry's iconic hero, Cotton Malone.

History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case.

Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.

It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces—the Justice Department and the FBI—are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement's greatest martyr.

Malone's decision to see it through to the end —— from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself —— not only changes his own life, but the course of history.

Steve Berry always mines the lost riches of history —— in The Bishop's Pawn he imagines a gripping, provocative thriller about an American icon.

reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: Associated Press
      • content:

        "A compelling historical mystery with a terrific payoff...he nails it. Berry's most personal novel to date."

      • premium: False
      • source: Booklist
      • content: "[An] exciting tale of historical intrigue."
      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        October 15, 2017

        Berry stalwart Cotton Malone is involved with FBI-Justice Department contention over an FBI file regarding Martin Luther King's assassination. With a national one-day laydown on March 20.

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        November 13, 2017
        Bestseller Berry’s 13th thriller featuring U.S. government operative Cotton Malone (after 2017’s The Lost Order) is an effective conspiracy yarn centered on Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. In the present, Malone has a secret meeting in Atlanta with an unnamed man who sent him a note stating, “Fifty years have passed. Bring them.” Flash back to 18 years earlier. Malone, a member of the JAG Corps, is recruited by the Justice Department’s Stephanie Nelle to handle a special assignment—to retrieve a waterproof case containing a stolen Double Eagle coin, worth millions, from a sunken boat off the south Florida coast. Malone makes the dive, only to find that he hadn’t been told the truth; the case is also the target of some armed men and turns out to contain confidential documents relating to an FBI program connected with King’s murder in Memphis in 1968. Berry makes Malone accessible to newcomers by presenting his numerous rookie mistakes as a field operative, but the anticlimactic reveal may disappoint some readers. 400,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Simon Lipskar, Writers House.

      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        January 1, 2018
        It took him a whilea dozen booksto get around to it, but Berry has finally written Cotton Malone's origin story. Set 18 years in the past and narrated by Malone in the first person, this exciting tale of historical intrigue reveals how Malone wound up working for a top-secret U.S. government intelligence group called the Magellan Billet; how he met his longtime boss, Stephanie Nelle; and what he was doing before he entered the world of international intrigue. The Malone novels concern historical mysteries that reverberate into the present day, and this time it's what happened to 20-odd U.S. Double Eagle gold coins that escaped being melted down in the early 1930s. James Twining's The Double Eagle (2005) also used the elusive gold coins as his jumping-off point, but Berry is an old hand at turning well-trod ground (the Templars, the Romanovs, Thomas Jefferson) to his own uses, and he does it again here, alchemizing the gold coins into a plot about long-hidden files revealing secrets about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. As always, Berry's high-concept story lines require some suspension of disbelief, but adventure junkies are used to that. Besides, it's a small price to pay for Cotton Malone's backstory. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A 400,000 announced market distribution will get books on the shelves, and Berry's fans will do the rest.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)

popularity
1775
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/41a6d61f-95e9-42ad-b69d-e095c5756187/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
41a6d61f-95e9-42ad-b69d-e095c5756187
starRating
3.8
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2390-1/{41A6D61F-95E9-42AD-B69D-E095C5756187}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/2390-1/{41A6D61F-95E9-42AD-B69D-E095C5756187}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/2390-1/41A/6D6/1F/{41A6D61F-95E9-42AD-B69D-E095C5756187}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/2390-1/41A/6D6/1F/{41A6D61F-95E9-42AD-B69D-E095C5756187}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Thriller
      • value: Historical Fiction
publishDateText
03/20/2018
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry's iconic hero, Cotton Malone.

History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case.

Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.

It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces—the Justice Department and the FBI—are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files...

sortTitle
Bishops Pawn Cotton Malone Series Book 13
crossRefId
3442921
series
Cotton Malone
subtitle
Cotton Malone Series, Book 13
publisher
St. Martin's Publishing Group