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Publisher's Summary

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. If you'd like to listen to The Bishop's Pawn WITHOUT Steve Berry's commentary, just play the program from the beginning. To listen to the Writer's Cut version WITH Steve Berry's commentary, start with Download Part 2 at 11 hours, 39 minutes.
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.
It all turns on an incident from 18 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 - changes not only 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.
©2018 Magellan Billet, Inc (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
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1 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 03-31-18

No! No! No! No!

I'm a fan of Steve Berry; or it's more correct to say I was before this novel. Steve Berry tries to change history and the net effect is the complete fictional destruction of this great man (Dr. King). Author Berry makes the case, the deeply flawed case, that Martin Luther King was not murdered but basically committed suicide in order to cement his successes and his legacy. To suggest as the author does that Dr. King planned his own death is a conspiracy theory unfit to print.

The Bishop's Pawn is a disgusting novel. It is the last work of Steve Berry I will ever read or listen to.

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1 out of 5 stars
By William O. Crabbe on 03-25-18

Irreverant Imposition of Character Assasination

What disappointed you about The Bishop's Pawn?

The utter fictional destruction of two historical figures based on interpretation & projection of supposition as evidence is appalling... The author attempts in vain to justify this work of fiction as a credible version of History!

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The Romanov Ranson

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Scott Brick is always Great!

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Any additional comments?

I have read every Cotton Novel written by Mr Berry & I am very disappointed in this writing...

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8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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