The Charlemagne Pursuit

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The Charlemagne Pursuit
Author Steve Berry
Cover artist Carole Lowenstein
Country United States
Language English
Series Cotton Malone
Genre Thriller, Spy fiction
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
Media type Hardcover
Pages 509 pg, 25 cm. (1st Release)
ISBN 978-0-345-48579-3
OCLC 216937382
813/.6 22
LC Class PS3602.E764 C47 2008
Preceded by The Venetian Betrayal
Followed by The Paris Vendetta

The Charlemagne Pursuit is Steve Berry's seventh novel, and is the fourth adventure for former U.S. Justice Department Operative turned Antiquarian book dealer, Cotton Malone. It was released on December 9, 2008.


The story follows Cotton Malone in his attempt to find details of his father's death. His father, Forrest Malone, was a US Navy Officer who disappeared while on a mission on an experimental submarine in 1971. Also investigating the submarine's fate are the German twins, Cristl Falk and Dorothea Lindauer,whose father was on the same submarine.

The search is complicated by Admiral Langford Ramsey, who attempts to hide his involvement with a second submarine, one that was sent to find Forest Malone and his crew. Stephanie Nelle, Malone's ex-boss, and Edwin Davis, the (Deputy National Security Advisor), become involved while searching for Charlie Smith, a killer hired by Ramsey to eradicate any links to him.

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