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The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2)
The Alexandria Link - Cotton Malone, Bk 2
Author: Steve Berry
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. Go get it. You have 72 hours. If I don'...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345485762
ISBN-10: 0345485769
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 289 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Several returning charactors from the "Knights Templar" return for another exciting historical search for the lost library of Alexandria
trekie70 avatar reviewed The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2) on + 291 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I absolutely loved this book. It's like an intellectual Indiana Jones, complete with secret societies and ancient manuscripts. Although similar to Da Vinci Code, this book focuses on the origin of Israel as a nation-state and on what would happen its origin was based on a lie. Sorry, you'll have to read the book to find out more. :-)
redhatter avatar reviewed The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2) on + 577 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Steve Berry has another winner. Could not put it down.
reviewed The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2) on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Interesting story, fast-paced. It's fascinating to me that Steve Berry can write a fictional story that indicates the Jewish and Christian faiths are based on lies but you don't hear much controversy; yet Dan Brown writes a fictional story about the Holy Grail and the Catholic church and the world screams blasphemer.
SmiLynnLady avatar reviewed The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2) on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Trust your author. This is not an "easy read" but it is worth reading slowly to understand. Does not challenge religion as "Davinci Code" or "Devils and Angels," but does discuss changes in the text we know as the Bible from the original writings through various translations, either by simple error or by design. A nice mystery, murder, narrow escapes, a larger than life hero and a questionable ex-wife. Toward the end, the story gallops to a great finish.
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SASgirl526 avatar reviewed The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2) on + 12 more book reviews
This is my 3rd Steve Berry book, and it might be my last.
He is writing in the style of Dan Brown, with short 2 pg chapters written from various points of view (the hero, the villain, the unknown entity, etc) but it just doesn't work with this book. I didn't care about ANY of the characters.
The plot, here it is. The King James version of the Bible is flawed, the only true version is in the preserved, yet hidden, lost library of Alexandria. Only a few scholars have ever been invited to go on the quest to the library. One of those scholars has become the focus of an evil plot to ....dirupt the middle east peace process? undermine all three of the world's major religions? make an evil European secret society filthy rich(er)? Our hero must protect this scholar and world from this plot.
Sounds intriguing, but somehow Berry involves the POTUS and Vice POTUS, CIA, Hamas, and a host of other characters not worth caring about. All I really wanted was the history and the glorious quest to find the library! Enough with the espionage!
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Another win for Cotton Malone and friends. If you are a Steve Berry fan - you will enjoy this book. If you have not read Steve Berry I suggest you start with his first "Cotton Malone" story, "The Templar Legacy"
ATraveler2 avatar reviewed The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2) on + 67 more book reviews
I liked the characters, but the story itself was a little confusing. I'm still not sure what the "link" is! lol All in all it was ok, I finished it but it took some self-prodding.

I was really turned off by what I felt was very blatant anti-Semetism. Since I have not read any of the Author's other work, I don't know if it is him or just the characters (almost all of them, it seems). Or maybe it is just that I am not used to the Arab side of the Arab/Israeli conflict being the one sympathized with. I read maybe one negative reference to Arabs... one. VS Tons negative towards Jews. ???
ATraveler avatar reviewed The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, Bk 2) on + 193 more book reviews
Good stand-alone story -- didn't need to read the first Cotton Malone story; but it did make references to the previous story.

This is similar to the Da Vinci Code where religion, as accepted today, is called into question. And a quest for the truth is full of twists and turns where friends and foes overlap. Lots of double crossing from obvious as well as surprising sources.

I'll be checking out the other books with this main character.