• The Venetian Betrayal

  • A Novel
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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The Venetian Betrayal

By: Steve Berry
Narrated by: Erik Singer
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Publisher's Summary

After narrowly escaping incineration in a devastating fire that consumes a Danish museum, Cotton Malone - former Justice Department agent turned rare-book dealer - learns from his friend, the beguiling adventurer Cassiopeia Vitt, that the blaze was neither an accident nor an isolated incident. As part of a campaign of arson intended to mask a far more diabolical design, buildings across Europe are being devoured by infernos of unnatural strength. Born from the ashes is a new Eastern European nation whose ruthless leader will soon draw Cotton into an intense geopolitical chess game against a shadowy cabal of power brokers. The prize lies buried with the mummified remains of Alexander the Great - in a tomb lost to the ages for more than 2,000 years. Trekking from Denmark to Venice, to Central Asia, Cotton and Cassiopeia are determined to solve an ancient puzzle whose solution could destroy or save millions of people - depending on who finds the lost tomb first.

©2008 Steve Berry (P)2008 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“[Steve Berry] has a genuine feel for the factual gaps that give history its tantalizing air of the unknown.” (The New York Times Book Review)

“There’s nothing tastier than a globe-spanning mystery...Berry’s books excel at bringing out fascinating tidbits of history.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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Great story, this should be a movie!

Fantastic story line, very well written in my opinion. This whole Cotton Malone series should be a movie series too like Bond.
Thank you Steve, Cotton Helped with the passing of 2020.

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Confused

The story and reading thereof were great, I'm just very confused and upset that the book is advertised as being over 15 hours long, but upon purchase, I've discovered its actually 6 hours and 18 minutes long. I typically don't spend a credit on books under 10 hours, so I'm very upset that I was tricked into purchasing a shorter book

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  • 06-25-22

disappointed

The story and narrator were fine however I was disappointed when listening to the end credits to realise this was an abridged version. I wouldn't have wasted a credit on it otherwise. I don't recall reading anything stating it was an abridgement prior to purchase. If I missed it that's my fault but if not then perhaps it should be made clearer that a 6 hour book is not the complete book now I have to go look for the full version.