Book Review: The Columbus Affair


The Columbus Affair, by Steve Berry

I’m back with another Steve Berry book, but this time from a different line of his adventure novels.

The Columbus Affair

In the Columbus Affair, Tom Sagan is a former investigative journalist who was discredited as a result of a fraudulent article he wrote.  He is depressed and suicidal, until he learns that his daughter is in trouble.  

Bad men are insisting that Tom exhume his father’s remains and turn over a packet of information that was buried with him, in order to save his daughter.  But what does it contain?  Tom decides he can’t just give up this information so easily, and starts to investigate to discover why they are so interested. 

Tom and his daughter end up an around the world adventure looking for a lost treasure left in the New World by Christopher Columbus, that has been hidden and protected for the last 500 years by a series of guardians.  But what makes this story even more unusual is the fact that the the treasure will challenge everything we thought we knew about Columbus and his journey to discover the New World.

This book was interesting, and Scott Brick did a great job narrating the audiobook.  It was not nearly as compelling as Berry’s Cotton Malone series though.

3 stars.

 

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