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Publisher Description

In this audiobook, Steve Berry and Macmillan Audio team up again to bring listeners an expanded, annotated Writer's Cut edition of The Warsaw Protocol. This Writer's Cut edition features fascinating behind-the-scenes commentary read by the author.

Critically-acclaimed and award-winning narrator Scott Brick returns to his role as Cotton Malone — eponymous hero of Berry's iconic New York Times bestselling series — as the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, disappear one by one from sanctuaries across the world.

After former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone witnesses the theft of one of them, he learns from his old boss, Stephanie Nelle, that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder—blackmail that both the United States and Russia want, but for vastly different reasons.

The price of admission to that auction is one of the relics, so Malone is first sent to a castle in Poland to steal the Holy Lance, a thousand-year-old spear sacred to not only Christians but to the Polish people, and then on to the auction itself. But nothing goes as planned and Malone is thrust into a bloody battle between three nations over information that, if exposed, could change the balance of power in Europe.

From the tranquil canals of Bruges, to the elegant rooms of Wawel Castle, to deep beneath the earth into an ancient Polish salt mine, Malone is caught in the middle of a deadly war—the outcome of which turns on a secret known as the Warsaw Protocol.

Praise for Scott Brick as Cotton Malone:

"Brick is a masterful narrator, raising the tension in the action scenes while keeping the listener engaged in the slower historical segments." - AudioFile Magazine on The Malta Exchange

"Narrator Scott Brick's smooth voice flows with the twists and turns of Berry's political thriller...Secrets unravel, and tensions rise as Brick shifts vocal focus from the historical secret society to contemporary conspirators who include corrupt politicians and judges." — AudioFile Magazine on The Lost Order

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

Mysteries & Thrillers
Scott Brick
hr min
February 25
Macmillan Audio

Customer Reviews

2687DFWFenn* ,

Pretty Good but too political.

It’s a good story. Much of it set in European locations the author obviously knows fairly well. I just found the insertion of the author’s contemporary political biases grating. Can’t we get away from the partisanship even in fiction?

a5h3l3y ,


On the surface, this book has all the elements of at least an entertaining commute companion, but it totally fails to deliver. Thick with shallow tropes, characters are underdeveloped and I was unable to form connections with any of them. The plot itself is unoriginal and does not warrant a book this long. While I usually like Scott Brick as a narrator, his overuse of Eastern European accents make it confusing to listen to. Overall: underwhelming.

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