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Steve Berry, author of The Warsaw Protocol

One by one, the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world. After 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. 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 not only to 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 among three nations over information that, if exposed, could change the balance of power in Europe.

Week of December 28, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of December 28th include SHADOWS IN DEATH, the 51st installment in J. D. Robb’s In Death series featuring Lt. Eve Dallas, who is about to walk into the shadows of her husband’s dangerous past; THE WARSAW PROTOCOL, the 15th entry in Steve Berry's series featuring former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, who must determine why the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi --- the weapons of Christ --- are disappearing from sanctuaries across the globe; THE BLACK SWAN OF PARIS by Karen Robards, an exquisite WWII novel that illuminates the strength of three women in occupied Paris and showcases the extraordinary lengths one goes to save their family from a German prison; and LINCOLN ON THE VERGE, in which Ted Widmer draws on new research to reveal President-Elect Abraham Lincoln as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, foiling an assassination attempt and forging an unbreakable bond with the American people.