The Bishop’s Pawn: A Novel

By Steve Berry
Read by Scott Brick  and Kevin R. Free

The Cotton Malone Series: Book 13

11.86 Hours 03/20/2018 unabridged
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In this audiobook, Steve Berry and Macmillan Audio team up again to bring listeners an expanded, annotated Writer’s Cut edition of The Bishop’s Pawn. This Writer’s Cut edition features fascinating behind-the-scenes commentary read by the author. Critically-acclaimed and award-winning narrator Scott Brick returns to tell the thrilling first case of Cotton Malone — eponymous hero of Berry’s iconic New York Times bestselling series. History recalls 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, was 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 DC 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. Praise for Scott Brick as Cotton Malone: “Scott Brick continues to bolster his status as one of the best narrators of international thrillers with his excellent reading of Berry’s latest…Brick easily negotiates his way through this complex plot, his confident delivery keeps the suspense high while bringing a solid reality to a story that often walks a fine line between the believable and the improbable.” — Publishers Weekly on The Venetian Betrayal “Narrator Scott Brick’s smooth voice flows with the twists and turns of Berry’s political thriller…Secrets unravel, and tensions rise as Brick shifts vocal focus from the historical secret society to contemporary conspirators who include corrupt politicians and judges.” — AudioFile Magazine on The Lost Order

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A New York Times bestseller

In this audiobook, Steve Berry and Macmillan Audio team up again to bring listeners an expanded, annotated Writer’s Cut edition of The Bishop’s Pawn. This Writer’s Cut edition features fascinating behind-the-scenes commentary read by the author. Critically-acclaimed and award-winning narrator Scott Brick returns to tell the thrilling first case of Cotton Malone — eponymous hero of Berry’s iconic New York Times bestselling series.

History recalls 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, was 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 DC 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.

Praise for Scott Brick as Cotton Malone:

“Scott Brick continues to bolster his status as one of the best narrators of international thrillers with his excellent reading of Berry’s latest…Brick easily negotiates his way through this complex plot, his confident delivery keeps the suspense high while bringing a solid reality to a story that often walks a fine line between the believable and the improbable.” — Publishers Weekly on The Venetian Betrayal

“Narrator Scott Brick’s smooth voice flows with the twists and turns of Berry’s political thriller…Secrets unravel, and tensions rise as Brick shifts vocal focus from the historical secret society to contemporary conspirators who include corrupt politicians and judges.” — AudioFile Magazine on The Lost Order

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Berry has always ‘hit it out of the park’ with his books; with this, he’s basically hit it to the moon and back. It is that good. Berry is outstanding, taking people on a hunt through the past that brings even more suspense to a crime that has never been forgotten.” Suspense magazine
“The Bishop’s Pawn skillfully blends a fictional, alternate history interpretation of King’s life with masterful storytelling and knife-edge suspense, brought to life with the consummate performance of narrator Scott Brick. A special bonus “writer’s cut” read by author Steve Berry further enhances this engaging audiobook, highly recommended for both personal and public library collections.” Midwest Book Review
“A fast-paced, heart-pounding thriller with dark corners and passageways. The action hits the ground running and does not let up until the end.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
"[An] exciting tale of historical intrigue.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fourteen Cotton Malone and four stand-alone novels. He has over twenty-three million books in print, translated into forty languages. He is an emeritus member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its copresident.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English