In this audiobook, Steve Berry and Macmillan Audio team up again to bring listeners an expanded, annotated Writer’s Cut edition of The Malta Exchange. This Writer’s Cut edition features fascinating behind-the-scenes commentary read by the author. Critically acclaimed and award-winning narrator Scott Brick returns to his role as Cotton Malone. If you’d like to listen to The Malta Exchange without Steve Berry’s commentary, just play the program from the beginning. To listen to the Writer’s Cut version with Steve Berry’s commentary, start with Download Part Two at 13 hours, six minutes.
The pope is dead. A conclave to select his replacement is about to begin. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican, but one has fled Rome for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the fourth century and Constantine the Great. Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone is at Lake Como, Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that disappeared in 1945 and could rewrite history. But someone else seems to be after the same letters, and when Malone obtains and then loses them, he’s plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta.
The knights have existed for more than 900 years, the only warrior-monks to survive into modern times. Now, they are a global humanitarian organization, but within their ranks lurks trouble – the Secreti – an ancient sect intent on affecting the coming papal conclave. With the help of Magellan Billet Agent Luke Daniels, Malone races the rogue cardinal, the knights, the Secreti, and the clock to find what has been lost for centuries. The final confrontation culminates behind the walls of the Vatican, where the election of the next pope hangs in the balance.