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Steve Berry’s ‘The Lost Order’ is another Cotton Malone Hit

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Synopsis: The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure? one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution?linked to the knights,…

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Stories about Man’s Best Friend Guaranteed to Warm the Heart

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There are two things that everyone here at BookTrib universally loves: books and dogs. We’re definitely a dog-friendly office, with our favorite little chihuahua, Lucy, popping by regularly. So when our two loves come together in the form of books about dogs, consider us happy campers. Seriously though, there’s just something about dog stories that always tug at our heartstrings. Picture that final moment in Homeward Bound where the pets come galloping up over the hill, and just try not to cry. It’s actually impossible. Here are five dog stories from 2016 that are guaranteed to warm your heart: Say Goodbye for Now, Catherine Ryan Hyde (Lake Union Publishing, December 13, 2016) Set in 1959, this novel tells the story of…

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5 (Totally True) Historical Surprises in Steve Berry’s ‘The 14th Colony’

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We love Steve Berry’s novels; they’re like Cracker Jack boxes with a historical surprise inside. Who would have suspected the shocking twists in The King’s Deception (the first transgender royal) or The Columbus Affair (the explorer was looking for a Jewish sanctuary)? What you may not have realized is that 90 percent of what you read about history in a Berry novel is true. (The guy does need a little wiggle room to bring the thrills!) That being said, all of Berry’s ideas are the result of careful research, in person and through in-depth reading. “I read upward of 200 to 300 books before I put the first word on the page,” he says. Berry’s newest thriller, The 14th Colony:…

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