The many readers who eagerly followed the adventures of Cotton Malone, Berry's beloved action hero, are in for a treat. The Columbus Affair, Steve Berry's first stand-alone thriller since 2005, is an arresting tour de force.
There never was a flat earth dogma. When Columbus faced off with the Spanish cardinals, the issue was the size of the earth, not its shape. And the Cardinals were right: the earth was a lot bigger than Columbus believed.