Book Review Of The Day – The Lost Order

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The Whaleoil Book Club is a compilation of recommended books from readers

This holiday season we are going to review approximately one book per day so that it gives people a chance to do their own research on the books and authors by using the links provided and not miss out by being bombarded by a whole lot at once.

The purpose is to share with others sources of information and/or entertainment to aid with relaxing as people take some time off work.

Each post is set out with the name of who submitted it, the name of the book and author and a short review in the form of a comment from whoever submitted it.

Todays review came from Exactchange.


The Lost Order

By Steve Berry

Exactchange said: “For those new to this author he weaves historical fact (and a little fiction) with present day thriller action.

Usually the history is American and in this book focuses on the Smithsonian (history and today) and also includes some history of the Constitution, the House, the Senate and the Knights of the Golden Circle. Including the birth of the filibuster and ‘lobbying’.

Summary – The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organisation in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the country. Treasure hunters searched for over a century, but little of that immense wealth was ever found―until now.

This is the latest in the Cotton Malone series (#12) and includes how he got his name. Steve Berry is meticulous with detail and explains clearly in author’s notes what is real and what is fiction.

I downloaded this from Overdrive audio, where there are two versions read by Scott Brick. One has author’s commentary and the other just has author’s notes at the end. It’s a big read at over 600 pages and 16 listening hours.”

Amazon said: “The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the country. Treasure hunters searched for over a century, but little of that immense wealth was ever found―until now.”

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