Reviews of Charlemagne Pursuit, the (2008)
Review by michael a draper (2012-11-24)
Cotton Malone is a former Justice Department agent who is said to retire. He now owns a book store.
He pulls some favors and gets the papers on his father's last assignment. His father, Forest, was the captain on an experimental submarine that sunk in Antarctica with no survivors. Cotton wants to learn more about his father and this mission.
In a quick succession of events and numerous murders, Cotton ends up with two competitive sisters who also want to know about that sub and the fate of their father. They are from a very wealthy family and since there are no heirs, their iron fisted mother promises to bestow the family wealth on the sister who finds about their father first.
One other person is interested about this sub but this man will do anything to keep the details of that mission a secret-even murder.
There is a puzzle that must be solved and ancient history comes into play. From that point of view, the book is similar to the "Da Vinci Code," and "The Rule of Four." However there is more suspense and a better story here.
The characters are well described and there is a tie to the story of Charlemagne that is also very interesting.
(This review refers to the 2008 version titled “Charlemagne Pursuit, the”)