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The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry
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Steve Berry may be the best at mixing mystery with history. If you have read "The Amber Room", "The Romanov Prophecy", "The Third Secret", "The Templar Legacy", and "The Alexandria Link" you know what I mean. He is once again in true form with his latest book, "The Venetian Betrayal".

This book is based around the life and death of Alexander the Great. A woman despot, Zovastina, has brought together several former Russian territories and formed the Central Asian Foundation. She is infatuated with the life of Alexander the Great, and he plan is to emulate his conquests. She, however, intends to do her conquering by using germ warfare. She is also on the trail to find the lost tomb of Alexander the Great.

Cotton Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt are out to foil her plans. They not only have to contend with Zovastina, but also with Enrico Vincenti who is working with Zovastina as the head of the Venetian League. They are also faced with a henchman of Zovastina, who may or may not be a turncoat, and may have changed sides more than once.

To add to their problems, Zovastina has solved the mystery of "Greek Fire" and uses it to destroy evidence and attempted murder.

Enrico Vincenti has also discovered a draught that was used to medicate Alexander and could possibly be a cure for the AIDS virus.

Action throughout the book with a wonderful balance of history. Steve Berry, at the end of the book, gives an interesting run down of what is based in historical fact and what is made up.
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February 23, 2011 – Shelved

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