The Alexandria Link Paperback
by Steve Berry
Part of the Cotton Malone series
From the New York Times bestselling author, an ambitious and explosive international thriller with an unexpected historical twist. A hidden treasure. A forgotten truth. Cotton Malone is in trouble. His son has been kidnapped and his bookshop in Copenhagen attacked, all because he is the only man alive who knows the whereabouts of the Alexandria link - the means of locating the most important cache of ancient knowledge ever assembled: the legendary Library of Alexandria, which vanished without trace fifteen hundred years ago. Now, Malone is forced to join the search for a forgotten truth hidden within that vast literary treasure - a truth that, if revealed, will have grave consequences, not only for Malone, but for the balance of world power ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 13/12/2007
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780340899298
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Review by TheoClarke
Cotton Malone, the retired government agent from Berry's The Templar Legacy, gets sucked into a quest to find the lost contents of the ancient Library of Alexandria in a race against an international economic conspiracy cartel. The tensions inherent in his relationship with his ex-wife, accompanying him on this quest, add further frisson to the story, which is wide ranging and explores the biblical revisionism that is becoming an established sub-genre of action adventure novels.
Review by dezert
This was my first introduction to Steve Berry. I thought the plot wasn't very convincing. For example they deciphered the Hero's quest message all too easily unlike for example Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code or Angles and Demons where solving the riddle consumes most of the novel. And I too thought that Pam turning out not to be the bad guy was too unexpected.The main historical ideas of the book was very interesting and was the reason I bought it however and that's why I rate it at 3.5/5
Review by bsquaredinoz
I struggled my way to page 196 of this Dan Brown wanna be. It's unnecessarily complex and contains a series of totally un-engaging and unbelievable characters. It's not enough to have a religiously inspired intrigue: you have to have a plot and some characters to care about if you want people to read 527 pages.