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The 14th colony : a novel / Steve Berry.

Berry, Steve, 1955- (author.). Brick, Scott, (narrator.).
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  • ISBN: 9781427267801 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1427267804 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2016.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Scott Brick.
Summary, etc.:
What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain-in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January 20th-Inauguration Day-is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He's aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization-the Society of Cincinnati-a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America's 14th colony-Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he's long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Malone, Cotton (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
National security > United States > Fiction.
Presidents > Succession > United States > Fiction.
Targeted killing > Fiction.
Secret societies > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Spy stories.

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