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The Columbus affair: A Novel (with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark)

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Grouping Titlecolumbus affair
Grouping Authorsteve berry
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-06-17 09:25:19AM
Last Indexed2021-06-17 09:27:55AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780449008966

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display_descriptionA family’s secret, a ruthless fanatic, and a covert arm of the American government—all are linked by a single puzzling possibility:
What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie? What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of why Columbus sailed in 1492? And what if that 500-year-old secret could violently reshape the modern political world?
Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world. But when one of his stories from the Middle East is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns. Now he lives in virtual exile—haunted by bad decisions and a shocking truth he can never prove:  that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger, fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger.  This stranger forces Sagan to act—and his actions attract the attention of the Magellan Billet, a top-secret corps of the United States Justice Department that deals with America’s most sensitive investigations. Sagan suddenly finds himself caught in an international incident, the repercussions of which will shudder not only Washington, D.C., but also Jerusalem. Coaxed into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, unsure who’s friend and who’s foe, Sagan is forced to Vienna, Prague, then finally into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica—where his survival hinges on his rewriting everything we know about Christopher Columbus.
Don’t miss Steve Berry’s short story “The Admiral’s Mark” and a sneak peek of his new novel, The King’s Deception, in the back of the book.
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subject_facetColumbus, Christopher -- Fiction
Journalists -- Fiction
Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Treasure troves -- Fiction
title_displayThe Columbus affair : a novel
title_fullThe Columbus Affair A Novel
The Columbus Affair A Novel (with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark)
The Columbus affair : a novel / Steve Berry
title_shortThe Columbus affair
title_subA Novel (with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark)
topic_facetColumbus, Christopher
Historical Fiction
Quests (Expeditions)
Treasure troves