The Emperor's Tomb: A Novel: A Novel

by Steve Berry

Random House Publishing Group | November 23, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Emperor's Tomb: A Novel: A Novel is rated 2.75 out of 5 by 4.
BONUS: This edition contains a Cotton Malone Dossier, an excerpt from Steve Berry's The Jefferson Key, and a short story by Steve Berry, The Balkan Escape.

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Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone has received an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on, he’s shocked to see Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who’s saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: Bring me the artifact she’s asked you to keep safe. The only problem is, Malone doesn’t have a clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him. So begins Malone’s most harrowing adventure to date—one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world: the tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, which has inexplicably remained sealed for more than two thousand years—its mysteries about to be revealed.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 23, 2010

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345523148

ISBN - 13: 9780345523143

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another Great Adventure Book 6, in the Cotton Malone series The author has penned books dealing with many different countries and themes in his series, fans have been taken on escapades to France, the Sinai, Italy and Antarctica. This latest political thriller dispatched Cotton Malone, ex-Magellan Billet agent for the first time to the Far East, to the heart of the incredibly vast country of China. The novel is filled with historical information around Qin Shi Huang, China’s First Emperor and the numerous innovations and accomplishments that have long been overshadowed because of the country’s isolation and the tendency of one dynasty to eradicate all vestiges of the previous one. “The Emperor’s Tomb” has resurrected within its story line the eunuchs and giving them an active part and a most predominant role. I must not forget it also touches on China’s history on child trafficking and a most fascinating side-bar on fossil fuels. Cotton’s life is shattered when he opens an anonymous Web address and sees his long-time friend Cassiopeia being torture at the hands of a mysterious man who has one single demand: he wants the artifact he believes Cassiopeia gave him for safe keeping. However there is a big problem, he has no ideas what he is talking about nor has he any such item in his possession. But his skills as an agent and his curiosity kick in and his determination eventually takes him to China to rescue his friend. After many harrowing escapes and being deeply involved in a titanic struggle for the leadership of the People’s Republic of China, Cotton’s quest to save his friend deeply changes their relationship for ever…..however not all those involved escape unscathed…. The “Emperor’s Tomb” is an adventure that flows seamlessly and keeps a steady pace throughout. In a note at the end of the book the author has clarified the fine line between where he took his inspiration and in which sections the factual events are located. A cast of charismatic characters takes us on quite a trip into history and of course Steve Berry has spiced it up with his own twists.
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A not so good one On the jacket of this book, Steve Berry tells us that he finds it hard to write a book a year. Maybe he should have skipped a year, because the Emperor's tomb is really not good. The love story between the two heroes kills an already weak plot. If you are a Berry fan, skip this one and wait for the next book...
Date published: 2011-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Solid Cotton Malone Adventure The Emperor's Tomb is the sixth book in Berry's Cotton Malone series and while not the strongest of the six it certainly was an entertaining read. One of Berry's strengths is that he does a great job 'retelling' history to suit the needs of his story. He makes everything believable and ties everything together seamlessly. The archeological discoveries are always quite fascinating and I like how everything is tied back to actual fact. In this adventure Cotton finds himself in China where the archeological wonder of the terra cotta warriors plays an important role as Berry takes on the daunting task of making an interesting story out of the political intricacies of Chinese politics; the rise and fall of China's first Emperor, Qin Shi; and legalism vs Confucism. Throw in some troublesome eunuchs and a double-crossing Russian and you have a page turning adventure - especially when it's the life of his friend, Cassiopeia Vitt on the line. 2011-007 ALSO THE BIG 500!!!!
Date published: 2011-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Back to basics With the usual fast pace that is appreciated. The tomb of the first emporor of China, protected by the terra cotta warriors, and off limits to all. A secret that could affect the balance of power in the world is behind hiding the location and historic value of this discovery.
Date published: 2011-02-03

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The Emperor's Tomb: A Novel: A Novel

by Steve Berry

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 23, 2010

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345523148

ISBN - 13: 9780345523143

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BONUS: This edition contains a Cotton Malone Dossier, an excerpt from Steve Berry's The Jefferson Key, and a short story by Steve Berry, The Balkan Escape.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone has received an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on, he’s shocked to see Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who’s saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: Bring me the artifact she’s asked you to keep safe. The only problem is, Malone doesn’t have a clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him. So begins Malone’s most harrowing adventure to date—one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world: the tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, which has inexplicably remained sealed for more than two thousand years—its mysteries about to be revealed.