In this short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Steve Berry and James Rollins - along with their popular characters Cotton Malone and Gray Pierce - team up for the first time ever.
In a visit to Copenhagen, Gray Pierce happened upon a bookshop owned by an ex-lawyer named Cotton Malone, but he never had a chance to really get to know the owner. Too bad, because they had a lot in common: both men were ex-military, both worked for covert agencies - Malone as a freelancer under the auspices of the Justice Department; Pierce via the Department of Defense - and both are good at what they do.
Flash forward a few years to when Malone and Pierce finally get together for more than a passing hello. Halfway around the world from Denmark, Malone and Pierce are passengers on a luxury riverboat out of Brazil, both on the hunt for a maniacal botanist who's scheming to sell the spoils of his latest Amazonian excursion - a rare orchid containing a deadly neurotoxin - to the highest bidder. That means Malone and Pierce have the length of the river boat cruise to stop him before the poison falls into the wrong hands. There follows an action-packed several hours...
For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Face Off!
Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cotton Malone series. His books have been translated into 40 languages with 17,000,000 copies in 51 countries.
Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers - a group of more than 2,600 thriller writers from around the world - and served for three years as its co-president.
For more information, visit www.steveberry.org.