Friday, August 12, 2016

The 14th Colony

Solo. Certain formulaic novels provide sufficient entertainment to overlook any flaws. Steve Berry continues his formulaic Cotton Malone series with a novel titled, The 14th Colony, and it maintains all the familiar tropes and flaws. I was mildly entertained by the blend of fact and fiction that Berry delights in writing, and strained again in my suspension of disbelief at the plot. The dominance of the big man theory of history seems to require Berry to have both President Daniels and Cotton Malone be so great at what they do, they are often the only ones who can do what needs to be done. My credulity was strained at many plot points in this novel when it made more sense for more participants to be involved in the action, instead of the heroic sole practitioner. Fans of heroic action novels are those most likely to enjoy this one. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase The 14th Colony from

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