The Devil's Gold (Short Story) : Cotton Malone

  • by Steve Berry
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Cotton Malone
  • 1 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Devil always gets his due.
Once he was called the Sphinx, a man so inscrutable that neither his adversaries nor fellow intelligence operatives could predict his next move. Now a contract agent with a secret mission, Jonathan Wyatt has gone rogue. For eight years he's been plotting. Waiting. Scheming to kill Federal agents Christopher Combs and Cotton Malone, whom he blames for the loss of his career. But as Wyatt prepares for a final confrontation in a remote South American village, he makes a discovery that stretches back to the horrors of World War II, to the astounding secret of a child's birth, to Martin Bormann and Eva Braun and to a fortune in lost gold.

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Another view of Nazi's who escaped...

...to South America. The Devil's gold is a large cache of the metal supposedly brought from Europe by Martin Bormann. The conspiracy theory gets really weird by bringing in two Hitler-Braun sons, one still living, into the story. This short story is a bit too ahistorical for my taste. I like the story not because of the Nazi conspiracy theories but because of the rogue ex-agent going after Cotton Malone and another agent he blames for ending his career. Scott Brick narrates brilliantly.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

A short alternative ending to Nazi history!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes! Particularly a friend with an interest in history, facts, & what ifs! An alternative ending to Nazi history, "The Devil's Gold", weaves historical fact & fiction into a new cloth.

It is a well written short story introducing Jonathan Wyatt now a rogue agent hunting for revenge from Cotton Malone who is the series star. There's less action & more dialogue in this story & Cotton Malone does not appear. But I think this is best listened to before Berry's novel "Jefferson's Key", & is ment to introduce it although is not necessary to it. Scott Brick is excellent as narrator. This is a standard story from Berry, nothing embarrassing if one is listening as a family but the fiction may need to be explained.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-18-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio