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domingo, 7 de mayo de 2017

"The lost order" de Steve Berry

The Knights of the Golden Circle, founded on July 4, 1854, was the largest, most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It formulated grand plans—to expand the United States, change the constitutional landscape, and forge a Southern empire, enslaving a ‘golden circle’ spanning two continents. To finance its goals, the Order amassed an amazing trove of stolen gold and silver, which they buried in hidden caches across the United States. Treasure hunters have searched for decades, but have never found any of the Order’s major hoards.
Now, 160 years later, the knights still exist. Two factions within the Order want the treasure—one to spend it, the other to preserve it. Thrust into that civil war is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone.
Starting with a hunt for clues inside the Smithsonian Institution, Malone discovers that an ancestor within his own family may hold the key to everything: a Confederate spy named Owen “Cotton” Payne. Complicating matters further are the political ambitions of a ruthless Speaker of the House and the widow of a United States Senator, who have plans of their own—plans that conflict in every way with the Order.
From the quiet back rooms of the Smithsonian, to the dangers of rural Arkansas, and finally into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into our country’s dark past, and a potentially darker future


Libro número 12 de la saga protagonizada por Cotton Malone.

Como en el resto de los libros, Berry mezcla hechos reales con un poco de suspense creando una historia con mucho ritmo, que te mantiene atrapado hasta el final.

En este libro vuelve al estilo original, olvidándose de los problemas de pareja de Cotton (¡por fin!), jugando con la historia y con los "y si,,,,". Además cobra un mayor protagonismo el ex-presidente Daniels, que se verá implicado en un caso que puede significar la destrucción del sistema político americano como lo conocemos.

Y aunque reconozco que me he "perdido" en algunas de las explicaciones que da sobre el sistema bicameral americano (debido a que no conozco dicho sistema), no lo he hecho tanto como en anteriores libros, y es que en este me he implicado desde la primera página.

Y como plus, tenemos doble ración de Cotton, ya que conocemos el origen de su nombre y nos presentan a un antepasado suyo, con el mismo apodo.

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