The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5) by Steve Berry

The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5)

When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he? Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone isn...

Details The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5)

TitleThe Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5)
Release DateDec 1st, 2009
PublisherRandom House Audio Publishing Group
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Adventure

Reviews The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5)

  • Angela Risner
    I’m a huge fan of Steve Berry. The amount of research he does for each one is just amazing. He takes us on travels that most of us will never go on ourselves. I always learn something new.The Paris Vendetta focuses on Napoleon Bonaparte. Most of us probably know the following facts about Napoleon: He was short. He stuck his hand inside his coat all of the time. He lost at Waterloo. He was exiled to some island.Small bit of trivia – I had a pe...
  • Sami Choudhury
    Yes, Yes, Yes !!! At last I have finished the book. What can I say this book? A mixed pickle or something? To be very honest, it's an atom bomb.Whenever I first saw this book at Adee Prokashoni, Banglabazar, I was little hesitating to buy this book. But it caught my attention right after I read the back cover summery. Napoleon Bonaparte is always a mysterious character to me. So his grave in this super fast action thriller.I don't want to say muc...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    With the 5th novel in the Cotton Malone Series, the author has written another well-crafted book, where he skillfully blends modern day suspense and historical mystery, featuring Cotton Malone, ex-member of the Magellan Billet, now living a quite life as a bookstore owner in Copenhagen. I love the fact that Malone has a love for books………just like me!!! And he has something I would have loved to have owned……his very own bookstore!!! This...
  • Kelley Anne
    I recieved this book as part of a first reads giveaway. Overall, I really enjoyed it. It's pretty fast paced, action packed. I also really enjoyed the characters. This book reminded me a bit of a Dan Brown novel, in the way that history becomes an integreal part of the story. I really enjoyed the parts about Napolean!My one real problem was that this book is in the middle of a series. And I've never read the other books in the series! I'm sure th...
  • Benjamin Thomas
    Cotton Malone’s Danish mentor and friend, Henrik Throvaldsen, has finally put everything in place to take revenge for his son’s murder that took place years ago. A vendetta. But to do so gets him tangled up with an international cabal that is attempting to locate and plunder Napoleon’s lost treasure. Meanwhile, Cotton is roped into a related effort to catch a notorious terrorist. All of these plots intersect, sometimes at cross purposes whi...
  • Shalor T.
    When I picked this book up, I'd seen reviews saying that it wasn't like Berry's previous novels. Some of the reviewers liked it, some didn't. I have to admit, they were right- the book isn't much like any of Berry's other novels. Rather than focus on the pursuit of some forgotten bit of history, the main focus of the book is about revenge, politics & pride. It reads more like a spy mystery mixed in with a crime drama than anything else.The story ...
  • Brenda H
    In this fifth book in the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry, we find Cotton pressed into service yet again when Sam Collins, an American Secret Service Agent, breaks into his home in the middle of the nights with assassins on his heels. Cotton discovers that Sam was sent to him by his old friend and ally, Henrik Thorvaldsen who needs his help to stop the Paris Club.The Paris Club is a cabal of multimillionaires that are on using their connectio...
  • Steven Z.
    Steve Berry’s novel, THE PARIS VENDETTA provides his usual blend of wonderful primary and secondary characters, intensity, reflecting a firm grasp of history, and the ability to bring the reader to the edge of their seats. The book is the fifth installment of the Cotton Malone series. Malone is a former naval officer, US Justice Department agent in the Magellin Billet that specialized in international cases who retired from the government and p...
  • Gruia
    I crawled to the end of this book. Very disappointed and will not return to this author. Was expecting a page-turner, but simply could not get drawn in. There are several reasons for this:1. The characters and story so full of stereotypes, they turn kitschy2. Poor writing technique3. The lack of cadence and a nonexistent writing style4. Poor fact checking and realism.Examples:1. Stereotypes: multivalent hero, lone-wolf, with billionaire friends, ...
  • Nostalgia Reader
    All the good history and treasure hunting took a back seat to the conspiracies and revenge. It seemed a bit haphazard, with the stories not nearly as well tied all together by the end, as most other Berry books have. More like a National Treasure movie than a Malone novel, especially at the end, down to the relationship dynamics of the characters.
  • itchy
    oh no, where did my thoughts on the book go?*lemme see if i recall:there goes the moneyevents from the amber room (2003) got referenced, placing it in malone's world after the facta couple of typos here, plus a continuity errori remember one word: carfuland the continuity error was about...gosh darni can't rememberplus i added a quote regarding women being the greatest of pleasures and the worst of problems or something like that*my highlights su...
  • Bev Taylor
    conspiracy, vengeance and napolean's secret legacy join cotton malone as he tries to help his friend henrik the latter is trying to avenge the murder of his son but in so doing uncovers a conspiracy to bring down governments thru the finance markets and also a search for a lost treasure that napolean took to his grave great characterisation and a good plot although u really have to concentrate as there r a lot of the former and sometimes is diffi...
  • Elizabeth
    The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry (pp. 432)Steve Berry found the joy and success of his formula again with the latest installment of the Cotton Malone historical thriller series. The last novel was a scattered mess. But Berry returns to form following the obsession of a father (Thorvaldsen) bent on revenge against the man who murdered his son. Thorvaldsen gets involved in some secret groups and global conspiracies as his outrage and obsession tak...
  • Alayne Bushey
    I'm sad to say it, folks, Mr. Berry has let me down. Something about The Paris Vendetta, the fifth book in the Cotton Malone series, did not catch me as his previous books have. I wasn't hooked, I wasn't excited or thrilled or anticipating the next turn of events. The Paris Vendetta follows former agent Cotton Malone as he's rudely awoken in the middle of the night by a stranger who says his good friend Henrik sent him. So begins a European cat-a...
  • Samantha
    When ex-Department of Justice agent Cotton Malone now bookseller in Copenhagen realises his friend Henrik Thorvaldsen is in trouble he doesn’t hesitate to spring into action. Somehow Napoleon Bonaparte, a British aristocratic lord and Henrik's murdered son Cai are inextricably linked.This is the 5th in the Cotton Malone series, this was a slow starter for me initially there was a lot more intrigue than action and took me a while to settle with ...
  • Cyndi
    This book had a couple of exciting parts, but, for the most part, really didn't like the flash-backs. Loses the story line too often. It was difficult sometimes to remember in what time or place each scene was taking place.
  • M.J.
    No one writes historical thrillers like Steve Berry. I can say the same thing for all his books- they keep me turning the pages long into the night.
  • John Lee
    I can remember the good old days when you went to watch a cowboy film and could tell the goodies (white hat/white horse) from the baddies ( black hat and horse). Since then things have got much more complicated - as in this novel.There are baddies and other baddies although one of the baddies could be a goodie and a goodie who pretends to be a baddie. Even the goodies have three groups which could be goodies or one may be a baddie or they could b...
  • Carol
    The Paris Vendetta by Steve BerryCotton Malone series Book #53.5 StarsFrom The Book: When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no ment...
  • SpookySoto
    Rating: I liked it2019’s Around the year in52 books: 19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBRThis one is about Napoleon, a secret treasure, an Illuminati like group —the Paris club— that influences world events for financial gain, and Thorvaldsen’s vendetta against the man responsible for his son murder.(view spoiler)[ The club was after Napoleon’s treasure. Thorvaldsen dies, killed by Ashby, the man he wanted to k...
  • Joan
    An unexpected confrontation in the middle of the night throws Cotton Malone into the middle of a treacherous plot uncovered by Henrik Thorvaldsen. While evading terrorists sent by those determined to manipulate the global economy, Cotton finds himself propelled into a desperate hunt for Napoleon’s fabled lost treasure.But Henrik has a personal agenda as he sets about revealing the true agenda of The Paris Club: avenging his son’s murder. But ...
  • Kevin Reeder
    Suspense in ParisCotton Malone is thrust into another thriller with international intrigue with his good friend Henrik, but Henrik is not necessarily playing by the same rules. Interesting twists and turns for our friends this time.
  • Sheila
    Cotton and his friends find themselves in the midst of a treasure hunt.
  • Gabriel
    I would've rate it 3.75 if fractional rating would be an option here.This is a very interesting and entertaining book at the same time. It is a pleasant mix of history and reality, with a focus on the controversial figure of Napoleon as either a great leader or a despot and unfair egocentric man who managed to lead France, based on your own preference or view of the man's career.The writing style is very advanced, with plenty of quotes that deser...
  • Gail Cooke
    Opening with Napoleon on Egypt's Giza Plateau in 1799 Steve Barry again takes us on an exciting, suspenseful, ever surprising journey with former justice department operative Cotton Malone. One of the many things that makes reading a Berry book so intriguing is his splendid mix of history and mystery. As we know Napoleon was, among other things, an excellent thief. He had stolen vast treasures from repositories of wealth throughout the world. Que...
  • Alison
    2013 has certainly been a good year for me especially with relation to the books I've chosen to read. Most of the books I've read this year have been fascinating and highly deserving of 5 stars :). Steve Berry's 'The Paris Vendetta' is most definitely one of these books. I had given this book to a friend and after he read it, he lent it to me. It had rested on my shelf for a few months while I enjoyed other wonderful books but I did not thought w...
  • travelgirlut
    This book started out r.e.a.l.l.y slow for me. I was listening to the audio version, and the narrator made it almost impossible to tell characters apart during dialog. So I switched to the written version instead, and that helped it move along more. I wish there had been more history and clue finding like in other books by Berry. This book seemed to rely more on character interaction and vendettas and such than adventure. The ending definitely pi...
  • Suspense Magazine
    Long time fans will be overjoyed to see the return of much-loved Cotton Malone in Steve Berry’s newest twist, “The Paris Vendetta”. Circling multiple storylines, this is easily the most fast-paced volume in the series as Berry focuses on the long-lost treasure of Napoleon Bonaparte. Cotton is duty-bound to make a choice between helping his closest friend, Henrik Thorvaldsen or taking down a terrorist plot with his former employer Stephanie ...
  • Vivienne
    I read this last week as light relief during my more serious reading of the Man Booker shortlist.As always, Berry delivered a sharp, fast-paced thriller that was very hard to put down. Great fun.
  • Threasa
    This is another fast-paced, action-packed book from Steve Berry. It is a book that is very difficult to put down. Cotton is tracking down a club that plans to manipulate the global economy. Throw in a search for Napoleon's cache, you have a very interesting and exciting book.