The King’s Deception by Steve Berry; 2013; $25.95; 409 pages; Ballantine Books, New York, NY; 9780345526540; purchased from Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 4/1/15-4/3/15
What effect would it have on history if a monarch wasn’t really who we thought they were. The legend that Elizabeth I was not a man has come back to perhaps haunt the English as the United States government tries to find a way to prevent the release of the Lockerbie bomber. It could spell the end to the Irish troubles but not in a way that they English would accept. Thrust into the middle of the battle between the CIA and MI6 are Cotton Malone and his son, Gary. A CIA agent with malice in his heart is after Gary while trying to track down the source of the rumors and legends. Cotton is hard pressed to know who is on his side. As the operation runs all over the British Isle Cotton has to keep track of the players and keep his son safe.
Did I enjoy it? Yes I enjoy the combination of historical fact and fiction.
What is with the title of the review? Cotton and another bookseller talk about a 1910 Bram Stoker non fiction book titled Famous Impostors. I requested a copy from another library so I could read it.