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Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. State Department to lead the low-key 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 horrified ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped. When Malone's bookshop is burned to the ground, it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want: the lost library of Alexandria. A cradle of historical, philosophical, literary, scientific, and religious ideas, the ancient library of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world. But 1,500 years ago, it vanished into the mists of myth and legend.
Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls is desperate to breach the library's hallowed halls, and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed.
Pursued by a lethal mercenary, Malone crosses the globe in search of answers. His quest will lead him to England and Portugal, to the highest levels of the American government, and to a shattering outcome that will have worldwide repercussions.
©2007 Steve Berry (P)2007 Random House Inc.
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"Berry [makes] intriguing use of ancient history, and the action certainly zooms along." (Booklist)
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By Glenda on 03-05-07

Very Entertaining

Before I got this book I read the reviews, first this narrator is just fine I foud this very easy to listen to. The subject matter may challenge your accepted ideas on the Bible, but we learn all the time. The story moves just fine, but maybe a little predictable. I travel often and have between 200 and 300 books on audible to I listen too, this one will be replayed. If you pass it up it is your loss.

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By Prakash on 03-02-07

Great Sequel

Very much enjoy Steve Berry's novels. Love the integration of fact and fiction. Novel is fast passed with lots of twists and turns. At the end of part 2 there is an interview with Steve Berry about the book and also a section discussing which places/events/people were real and which were fictional. Great Book!

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By Salter on 07-23-15

Utterly brilliant...!

If you could sum up The Alexandria Link in three words, what would they be?

Epic, fast-paced thriller!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cotton Malone, it couldn't really be anyone else!

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Some great depth portrayal from Scott Brick. He's really at home with this sort of story

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

James Bond meets Indiana Jones, with a bit of Dan Brown thrown in for good measure!

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By Annette on 05-31-07

nice book, shame about the narrator

Once again Steve Berry delivers the goods. What spoilt it for me though, was the narrator. Scott brick has an annoying habit of letting his voice get overly dramatic with no reason - after a while it gets pretty irritating and for me spoilt what is an excellent book.

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