The Charlemagne Pursuit

  • by Steve Berry
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Twin sisters Dorothea Lindauer and Christl Falk are fighting for the fortune their mother has promised to whichever of them discovers what really became of their father, who died on the same submarine that Malone's father captained. The sisters know something Malone doesn't: Inspired by strange clues discovered in Charlemagne's tomb, the Nazis explored Antarctica before the Americans, as long ago as 1938.Now Malone discovers that cryptic journals penned in the language of heaven; inscrutable conundrums posed by an ancient historian, and the ill-fated voyage of his father are all tied to a revelation of immense consequence for humankind.In an effort to ensure that this explosive information never rises to the surface, Langford Ramsey, an ambitious navy admiral, has begun a brutal game of treachery, blackmail, and assassination.As Malone embarks on a dangerous quest with the sisters, one that leads them from an ancient German cathedral to a snowy French citadel to the unforgiving ice of Antarctica, he will finally confront the shocking truth of his father's death and the distinct possibility of his own.


What the Critics Say

"Those who relish suspense in the Da Vinci Code vein will snap this one up, the best yet in the series." (Publishers Weekly)
"Berry outdoes himself in his latest Cotton Malone adventure....Mixed in with the complicated action, Berry finds the time to explore the characters as well, making this his most personal and best book to date." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Berry gets better

Would you consider the audio edition of The Charlemagne Pursuit to be better than the print version?

Don't know have not read the book

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I enjoy the way Berry shifts scenes. Almost as if it were a movie. It keeps the story moving.

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

change of voice pattern and accent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The deep secret

Any additional comments?

I'm reading the Cotton Malone series in order. Each seems to reveal the recurring characters
with greater complexity and dimension.

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- terry l

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-02-2008
  • Publisher: Random House Audio