The Alexandria Link

The Alexandria Link

A Novel

Book - 2007
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A retired operative for the U.S. State Department is leading his perfect life of owning a rare-book shop in Copenhagen when his son is kidnapped from the home of his ex-wife. The kidnappers want him to find, and turn over to them, the lost library of Alexandria in exchange for his son.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007
Edition: Ballantine Books mass market ed. --
ISBN: 9780345485762
0345485769
Branch Call Number: FIC Barry 3558
Characteristics: x, 499 p

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A_Lagerwey
Jul 21, 2017

Book 2 of 12 in the Cotton Malone Series

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storywizard
Oct 24, 2016

good entertaining read, great brain candy and certainly does make you wonder...what if...

CMLibrary_csmith Feb 04, 2016

Steve Berry provides another fun and exciting adventure/thriller. While at times far-fetched in plot, you really start to wonder, "What if the Library of Alexandria still exists?" After finishing the novel, I was compelled to research the history of the library. Although thought to have perished forever, the thought that the library could still exist is explored by secret agent, Cotton Malone. When he discovers that the existence of the library could have far reaching impact and shape future and historical thought on religion, the reader is posed with the question of whether it would be worth the discovery, if it changes many of the things we believe to be true.

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Ojeanclark
Jun 16, 2015

Cotton Malone series has been a source of reading enjoyment from the first book to the one I now am reading.

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BlueHippo
Mar 09, 2015

I suppose the comment by "rahmmie" is accurate to an extent ( I don't find the character development to be THAT bad) - but these books are not meant to be great classic literature. They are fun reads with the extra of some fascinating historical places and facts - this book is no exception. I really enjoyed it. Again, I learned things I had not known about the ancient Middle East and ancient writings. And, as always, I really enjoyed the author's note that separates the fact from the fiction and gives insight into how he got the idea for the story.

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rahmmie
Oct 24, 2011

A very Berry book. Entertaining, with a cartoonish plot, shallow character development, and the feeling that he's a Dan Brown wannabe

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evergus
Nov 02, 2010

If you like ancient mysteries (like DaVinci Code) you will like Steve Berry's books.

This is the third one I have read and have so far found them to be engrossing and entertaining.

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ski4ever
Oct 28, 2007

Anyone who enjoyed Dan Brown's Angels and Demoms or Da Vinci Code will enjoy this one too.

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sheena1
Jan 15, 2010

[ 7 ] cottom malone search for the Alexandria library

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