Cotton Malone

18 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 756 ratings

The Templar Legacy Summary

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instincts and plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he'd left behind.

It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton's former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, who's far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security. Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries-old puzzles scattered across Europe, she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune-hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the 14th century. But she's not alone. Competing for the historic prize, and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses, is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command.

Welcome or not, Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race. But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, the more he realizes that even more than lives are at stake. At the end of a lethal game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for power, lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world and, in the wrong hands, bring it to its knees.

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  • Book 1

    • The Templar Legacy

    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait for the new Dan Brown?

    • By Gavin on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 2

    • The Alexandria Link

    • Cotton Malone, Book 2
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives to lead the life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: " You have something I want. You're the only person on earth who knows where to find it. If I don't hear from you, you will be childless." His ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped, and it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want: the lost library of Alexandria.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly brilliant...!

    • By Salter on 23-07-15

    Regular price: £33.89

  • Book 3

    • The Venetian Betrayal

    • Cotton Malone, Book 3
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Locating Alexander the Great's final resting place, unknown to this day, remains a tantalizing goal for archaeologists and treasure hunters - as well as a cunning despot with the single-minded desire to surpass Alexander as history's ultimate conqueror. Cotton Malone, former U.S. Justice Department agent turned rare-book dealer, learns from his friend, Cassiopeia Vitt, that a suspicious blaze was part of a campaign of arson masking a diabolical plan to find Alexander's grave - and a miraculous serum.

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  • Book 4

    • The Charlemagne Pursuit

    • Cotton Malone, Book 4
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    As a child, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone was told his father died in a submarine disaster in the North Atlantic. But now he wants the full story. He asks his ex-boss, Stephanie Nelle, to secure the military files. What he learns stuns him: His father's sub was a secret nuclear vessel lost on a highly classified mission beneath the ice shelves of Antarctica. But Malone isn't the only one after the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Bushcraft For Kids on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £33.89

  • Book 5

    • The Paris Vendetta

    • Cotton Malone, Book 5
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good Cotton Malone yarn...

    • By Salter on 23-07-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 5.5

    • The Balkan Escape (Short Story)

    • A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As a favor to enigmatic billionaire Henrik Thorvaldsen, Cassiopeia Vitt treks into Bulgaria's Rila mountains in search of a buried stash of exceedingly rare artifacts from a bygone civilization: the ancient tomb of a Thracian king. But when her presence is discovered by a shadowy group of Russians secretly mining the area, she needs a way out. Who to trust becomes the question, and her life depends on choosing the right option.

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  • Book 6

    • The Emperor's Tomb

    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why? That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great again...

    • By Salter on 14-05-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 6.5

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  • Book 7

    • The Jefferson Key

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Four United States presidents have been assassinated - in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963 - each murder seemingly unrelated and separated by time. But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason: a clause in the United States Constitution - contained within Article 1, Section 8 - that would shock Americans? This question is what faces former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone in his latest adventure. When a bold assassination attempt is made against President Danny Daniels in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the killing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Berry at his best again!

    • By Salter on 11-06-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 7.5

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  • Book 8

    • The King's Deception

    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    There is a secret from our history - 500 years old - startling in its revelations and devastating in its political impact. A secret that has, thankfully, stayed hidden. Until now. Former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone travels to England and finds himself caught in a dark conspiracy born long ago, in the time of the Tudors. Now both the CIA and MI6 seem to be competing to uncover the mystery, and for Malone, supposedly on holiday with his son, Gary, it's not just the action which comes thick and fast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fantastic Malone adventure....

    • By Salter on 05-09-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 9

    • The Lincoln Myth

    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One again, it's very good...

    • By Salter on 07-11-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 10

    • The Patriot Threat

    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    A provocative thriller posing a dangerous question: what if federal income tax is illegal? The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Problems that call into question decades of tax collecting and could even bring down the US economy?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic....again!

    • By Salter on 17-07-15

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 11

    • The 14th Colony

    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The explosive new Cotton Malone thriller by international best seller Steve Berry. People say the Cold War is coming back. For some it never went away. Shot down over Siberia in what was to be a simple meet-and-greet mission, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another exciting Cotton Malone adventure!

    • By Salter on 11-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 12

    • The Lost Order

    • Cotton Malone, Book 12
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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, 160 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Lost Order

    • By Salter on 23-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 13

    • The Bishop's Pawn

    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Kevin Free, Steve Berry
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

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

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    • The Bishop's Pawn

    • Cotton Malone, Book 13
    • By: Steve Berry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Kevin R. Free, Steve Berry
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    On the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King comes the explosive new thriller from international best seller Steve Berry that sees Cotton Malone return to his very first case. 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. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing addition to the Malone series...

    • By Salter on 29-03-18

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 14

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    • The Malta Exchange

    • Cotton Malone Series, Book 14
    • By: Steve Berry
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