The Bishop's Pawn (Paperback)

A Novel (Cotton Malone #13)

By Steve Berry

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250140241, 496pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2018

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The Bishop’s Pawn continues renowned New York Times top 5 bestseller Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series with another riveting, history-based thriller.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered on April 4, 1968. Thirty-two years later, a young Cotton Malone happens upon an explosive secret about what really took place that day in Memphis.

“A compelling historical mystery with a terrific payoff.”—Associated Press

Known as a maverick, Malone is a Navy lawyer in trouble when Stephanie Nelle, from the United States Justice Department, seeks his help in investigating a delicate situation involving a stolen rare coin and a rogue FBI faction. Soon Malone realizes that the Justice Department and the FBI are at war over something else entirely: a cache of secret files about the King assassination—documents thought long destroyed. Caught in the midst of this epic clash, Malone ultimately discovers a shocking truth—one that could threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement’s greatest hero. From the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas to Florida and Washington, D.C., Malone’s decision to see his mission through will not only change his own life, but the course of history itself.

“Fast-paced and exciting…Berry has a knack for presenting alternative history that seems as though it might be true.”—Library Journal (starred review)

About the Author

STEVE BERRY is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen Cotton Malone novels and several standalones. He has 20 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves as a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.