The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry audiobook

The Columbus Affair: A Novel

By Steve Berry
Read by Scott Brick

Random House Audio 9781444740776
16.02 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780449008959

As a special bonus, this audiobook download also includes a recording of the short story, The Admiral’s Mark, read by Scott Brick. He was called by many names—Columb, Colom, Colón—but we know him as Christopher Columbus. Many questions about him exist: Where was he born, raised, and educated? Where did he die? How did he discover the New World?   None have ever been properly answered.   And then there is the greatest secret of all.   From Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author, comes an exciting new adventure—one that challenges everything we thought we knew about the discovery of America.   Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world. But when a controversial report from a war-torn region is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns. Now he lives in virtual exile—haunted by bad decisions and the shocking truth he can never prove: that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger, fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger with a request that cannot be ignored.   Zachariah Simon has the look of a scholar, the soul of a scoundrel, and the zeal of a fanatic. He also has Tom Sagan’s estranged daughter at his mercy. Simon desperately wants something only Sagan can supply: the key to a 500-year-old mystery, a treasure with explosive political significance in the modern world. For both Simon and Sagan the stakes are high, the goal intensely personal, the consequences of opposing either man potentially catastrophic. On a perilous quest from Florida to Vienna to Prague and finally to the mountains of Jamaica, the two men square off in a dangerous game. Along the way, both of their lives will be altered—and everything we know about Christopher Columbus will change.

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As a special bonus, this audiobook download also includes a recording of the short story, The Admiral’s Mark, read by Scott Brick. He was called by many names—Columb, Colom, Colón—but we know him as Christopher Columbus. Many questions about him exist: Where was he born, raised, and educated? Where did he die? How did he discover the New World?   None have ever been properly answered.   And then there is the greatest secret of all.   From Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author, comes an exciting new adventure—one that challenges everything we thought we knew about the discovery of America.   Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world. But when a controversial report from a war-torn region is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns. Now he lives in virtual exile—haunted by bad decisions and the shocking truth he can never prove: that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger, fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger with a request that cannot be ignored.   Zachariah Simon has the look of a scholar, the soul of a scoundrel, and the zeal of a fanatic. He also has Tom Sagan’s estranged daughter at his mercy. Simon desperately wants something only Sagan can supply: the key to a 500-year-old mystery, a treasure with explosive political significance in the modern world. For both Simon and Sagan the stakes are high, the goal intensely personal, the consequences of opposing either man potentially catastrophic. On a perilous quest from Florida to Vienna to Prague and finally to the mountains of Jamaica, the two men square off in a dangerous game. Along the way, both of their lives will be altered—and everything we know about Christopher Columbus will change.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

I love this guy. #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
Forget Clancy and Cussler. When it comes to this genre, there is simply no one better. The Providence Journal
Steve Berry writes with the self-assured style of a veteran. #1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown
For those in need of a comparison, think Jack Bauer and the hit television series 24, with twists, turns, schemes and counter-schemes manifesting themselves by the second. . . . Berry’s on a roll. Los Angeles Times
As always with Steve Berry, you’re educated about significant things while your knuckles are turning white and the pages are flying by. #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci
This being a Berry production, every alliance is of course fragile, and the bonds among even the heartiest teammates are up for grabs. So is the ultimate goal, for the author gradually reveals that Columbus’ lost gold mine is only chicken feed compared to the real bonanza at stake. Less The Da Vinci Code than American Treasure. Think of Nicolas Cage, tearing up the scenery as Tom Sagan, to the background beat of popping corn and you’re halfway there. Kirkus Reviews
Berry raises this genre’s stakes. The New York Times
An engrossing stand-alone thriller from bestseller Berry. Publishers Weekly 

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Author Bio: Steve Berry

Author Bio: Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen Cotton Malone and four stand-alone novels. He has twenty-five 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
Runtime: 16.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English