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The Columbus Affair
版本: 精裝448頁  2012 年 5 月 15 日  Ballantine Books出版

紐約時報暢銷作家史蒂夫‧貝利(Steve Berry) 2005年以來的最新力作!哥倫布軼事》是一本引人入勝的迷人小說,挑戰我們對克里斯多夫‧哥倫布(Christopher Columbus)發現美洲新大陸的既有認知

克里斯多夫‧哥倫布(Christopher Columbus)是眾人通曉的歷史名人,其實還有其他的名字,像是Columb, Colom, Colón等。其實克里斯多夫‧哥倫布的一生存有許多疑問。例如:他究竟在何地出生、成長和受教育;又是在何處離開人世?他是如何發現美洲新大陸?
普立茲文學獎得主、名新聞調查記者Tom Sagan向來以全球聚焦的犀利報導著稱。但是,當一則戰火地區的專題報導引來爭議,並被揭發是造假時,他的聲望瞬間毀於一旦。現在被世人唾棄的Tom Sagan,耿耿於懷於過去的錯誤判斷和永遠無法證明的驚人事實:他會敗落其實是中了不明敵人的暗算計謀。在Tom Sagan扣下板機、了斷自己的生命和苦痛之前,命運安排他與一位謎樣的陌生人Zachariah Simon相見。這位貌似學者卻性格卑劣的狂熱份子,向Tom Sagan提出迫切的請求:一個唯獨Tom Sagan才能解開、已有500年歷史的謎團;一個帶有驚爆政治意義、尚待發掘的寶藏。

SaganSimon展開了艱鉅、危險的遠距調查,這項不可能的任務,極可能為他們帶來悲慘的下場。從美國佛羅里達、奧地利維也納、捷克布拉格、一路到牙買加的高山峻嶺,兩人的一生隨著冒險足跡起了重大轉變這也將徹底顛覆我們對美洲新大陸發現者克里斯多夫‧哥倫布(Christopher Columbus)的既有認知……。
Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world. But when a controversial report from a war-torn region is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns. Now he lives in virtual exile—haunted by bad decisions and the shocking truth he can never prove: that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger, fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger with a request that cannot be ignored. Zachariah Simon has the look of a scholar, the soul of a scoundrel, and the zeal of a fanatic. He also has Sagan’s estranged daughter at his mercy. Simon desperately wants something only Sagan can supply: the key to a 500-year-old mystery, a treasure with explosive political significance in the modern world.



作者史蒂夫‧貝利(Steve Berry) 是多產的美國名作家,著有多本紐約時報暢銷書,包括 《The Jefferson Key》、《The Emperor’s Tomb》、《The Paris Vendetta》、《The Templar Legacy》、《The Third Secret》、《羅曼諾夫預言書》(The Romanov Prophecy)、《琥珀廳》(The Amber Room)等;和短篇故事集《The Admiral’s Mark》、《The Devil’s Gold》、《The Balkan Escape》。他的首部成名著作《The Jefferson Key》創下輝煌的銷售紀錄,其著作在全球總發行量已達一千四百萬本,銷售遍及五十一國,有四十種外語譯本。他與妻子伊莉莎白居住在佛羅里達的歷史古都聖奧古斯汀市(St. Augustine),並共同成立非營利組織“History Matters”從事古蹟維護的工作。



“For those in need of a comparison, think Jack Bauer and the hit television series 24, with twists, turns, schemes and counter-schemes manifesting themselves by the second. . . . Berry’s on a roll.”—Los Angeles Times

“As always with Steve Berry, you’re educated about significant things while your knuckles are turning white and the pages are flying by.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci

“An engrossing stand-alone thriller from bestseller Berry.”—Publishers Weekly

“This being a Berry production, every alliance is of course fragile, and the bonds among even the heartiest teammates are up for grabs. So is the ultimate goal, for the author gradually reveals that Columbus’ lost gold mine is only chicken feed compared to the real bonanza at stake. Less The Da Vinci Code than American Treasure. Think of Nicolas Cage, tearing up the scenery as Tom Sagan, to the background beat of popping corn and you’re halfway there.”—Kirkus Reviews


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