The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry
A Novel

87%

6 Critic Reviews

Berry offers plenty of twists and vivid action scenes in a feast of historical imagination.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Four presidents of the United States have been assassinated—in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963—each murder seemingly unrelated. But what if those presidents were all killed for the shocking same reason: a clause contained in the United States Constitution? This is the question faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone. When President Danny Daniels is nearly killed in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the murder—only to find himself at odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution. Racing across the nation and taking to the high seas, Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt must break a secret cipher originally possessed by Thomas Jefferson, unravel a mystery concocted by Andrew Jackson, and unearth a document forged by the Founding Fathers themselves—one powerful enough to make the Commonwealth unstoppable.

Don’t miss Steve Berry’s short story “The Devil’s Gold” and an excerpt from The King's Deception in the back of the book.


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About Steve Berry

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Steve and Phil were founder members of the TV Cream nostalgia website and have written several books on popular culture. They know lots about stuff from the 70s and 80s.
 
Published May 17, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 475 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Political & Social Sciences, History, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Jefferson Key
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 25 2011

Berry offers plenty of twists and vivid action scenes in a feast of historical imagination.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Dec 27 2011

THE JEFFERSON KEY consists of one of those all-too-rare narratives that is full of substance, yet picks you up and carries you along so quickly that you are almost disappointed when the party...is over.

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Bestsellersworld

Good
on Jul 02 2011

Many, many, plots and subplots with twists and turns that continue to spur the reader on to figure out how all of this will end.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Above average
on Aug 03 2011

With all the thrills and violence, the premise behind “The Jefferson Key” is a little weak.

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US Daily Review

Excellent
on Oct 02 2011

This is a Suspense/Historical Mystery, with a healthy dose of action, that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

The plot is tumultous, replete with sudden twists and turns, striking characters, and language that has the reader clinging onto every word.

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