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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award, Thriller/Suspense, 2016
This program contains two versions of The Patriot Threat - one is the complete unabridged text, and the other is the writer’s cut, which includes Steve Berry’s behind-the-scenes commentary at the ends of some of the chapters. If you’d like to listen to the Patriot Threat WITHOUT Steve Berry’s comments, just play the program from the beginning. To listen to the writer’s cut version of The Patriot Threat WITH Steve Berry’s commentary, start with Download Part 3 or Chapter 74.
In an innovative new approach, Macmillan Audio and Steve Berry have produced an expanded, annotated writer’s cut audiobook edition of The Patriot Threat.
The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Secrets that call in to question decades of tax collecting. There is a surprising truth to this possibility—a truth wholly entertained by Steve Berry, a top-ten New York Times best-selling writer, in his new thriller, The Patriot Threat.
His protagonist, Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files - the kind that could force the United States to its knees - Malone is vaulted into a harrowing 24-hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia.
With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, and a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Steve Berry’s trademark mix of history and suspense is 90 percent fact and 10 percent exciting speculation, a provocative thriller that poses a dangerous question: What if the federal income tax is illegal?
©2015 Steve Berry (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 04-26-15

I don't like the director cut format

This is a great story and Scott Brick, as always does an excellent job performing the story. But I found the that giving all the author notes at the end of each chapter a total distraction and finally after about 5 chapters I had to switch over to the other format. I do like authors that recap the highlights of writing and any interesting tidbits about the story at the end, such as Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child do at the end of their books. I do want to emphasize that this a another great book by Steve Berry and Scott Brick is one of a handful of story tellers that I really love. In fact I have listened to authors that I was not familiar with simply because he was the narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chaundra on 04-10-15

Great Book!

I was fascinated by the story and drawn in by the characters. I liked the commentary, it was good to hear the author's thoughts. I hope Malone and Cassieopia (I'm sure the spelling is wrong) will find their way back together.

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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