Operation Kings Deception rose from evidence that Henry VII had hidden his abundance of wealth in a secret location before he died. On his death bed, Henry VIII indulged the information on the whereabouts of the insurmountable treasure. This information has recently surfaced in the form of a flash drive which contains clues and broken codes. A fifteen year old boy named Ian Dunn had witnessed the murder of the man with ownership of the drive and has unintentionally ended up with the valuable item in his possession. Now, former hotshot with the Justice Department Cotton Malone, has the duty to escort young Ian to the Central Intelligence Agency in England and hand him over to the Metropolitan Police in London. The discovery that the Henry VIII monument had been ransacked and plundered for information leads to the appearance of an antiquated society created in 1605 named Daedalus, whose sole purpose is to be the keepers of secrets, and protectors of Kings and Queens. Their new mission is to ensure Operation Kings Deception is a failure. With a cast of ominous characters and secretive agencies the engagement of deadly wits begins.
Cotton Malone returns in Steve Berry's latest achievement entitled The King's Deception, a well written piece of historical fiction that only he can conjure up. The novel is rich with characters and has a solid foundation of relationship development. This holds within espionage and endangerment that the historical legacy of England has left behind. From the beginning, the reader will face the all too real perils of the main players and follow the paths of others to witness how successfully Berry interweaves plot points. Once again fiction and fact are superbly meshed together with a heavy dose of espionage. With a constant underlying history lesson in his books one can say the reader gets a return on investment when purchasing a Steve Berry novel, which is one reason many return to his unique writing style. Undoubtedly The King's Deception will become a favorite among Berry fans, and new readers will discover the talents of this New York Times Bestselling author for the first time.