The Bishop's Pawn

The Bishop's Pawn Review

The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s iconic hero, Cotton Malone.

History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case.

Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.

It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces―the Justice Department and the FBI―are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement’s greatest martyr.

Malone’s decision to see it through to the end ― from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself ― not only changes his own life, but the course of history.

Steve Berry always mines the lost riches of history — in The Bishop's Pawn he imagines a gripping, provocative thriller about an American icon.

Title:The Bishop's Pawn
Edition Language:English

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  • Matt

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Steve Berry, Minotaur Books and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbias...

  • Steven

    Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.Cotton Malone is one of my favorite series protagonists of all time. He's brave, he's...

  • Tim

    I enjoyed listening to this story centered around Dr. Martin Luther King during the 50th anniversary of his assassination. F.B. I. Director, J. Edgar Hoover's bigotry and law violations are exposed to...

  • Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s iconic hero, Co...

  • Cody

    On April 4th 1968 as a shot rang out in Memphis Tennessee striking civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., America was forever changed, and King transformed into a symbol of martyrdom for the mo...

  • Skip

    A prequel to the Cotton Malone series, harking back to when Stephanie Nelle recruited him to work for the government, plucking him out of jail for a righteous killing. Cotton is asked to retrieve a ca...

  • Edee

    When I start reading a Steve Berry book, I can hardly contain my excitement. I know it will be a page turner and I have to resist the urge to devour it in one sitting. His newest novel The Bishop's Pa...

  • 3 no 7

    “The Bishops Pawn” is Steve Berry’s thirteenth 13th Cotton Malone story. The premise of the book is that the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover were responsible for the assassination Dr. Martin Luther King...

  • Bill Powers

    The Bishop’s Pawn is Steve Berry’s 13th Cotton Malone story. He puts out about one book a year. Keeping a storyline fresh, exciting and interesting for that long is a challenge that many thriller ...

  • Linda

    I am a big fan of Steve Berry's books, especially his Cotton Malone series. I must admit that this particular entry into the series did not impress me as much as the others. It may have to do with Cot...