The Warsaw Protocol - Steve Berry

The Warsaw Protocol

By Steve Berry

  • Release Date: 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 327 Ratings


In New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s latest Cotton Malone adventure, one by one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world.

After former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone witnesses the theft of one of them, he learns from his old boss, Stephanie Nelle, that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder—blackmail that both the United States and Russia want, but for vastly different reasons.

The price of admission to that auction is one of the relics, so Malone is first sent to a castle in Poland to steal the Holy Lance, a thousand-year-old spear sacred to not only Christians but to the Polish people, and then on to the auction itself. But nothing goes as planned and Malone is thrust into a bloody battle between three nations over information that, if exposed, could change the balance of power in Europe.

From the tranquil canals of Bruges, to the elegant rooms of Wawel Castle, to deep beneath the earth into an ancient Polish salt mine, Malone is caught in the middle of a deadly war—the outcome of which turns on a secret known as the Warsaw Protocol.


  • Not the best of Cotton

    By The Node knows
    Berry’s cartoonish Trumpian president detracts from what could have been an interesting story. The underlying premise is also a wee bit far fetched as all movements (Solidarity in this case) all have their broken eggs to make the omelette. These eggs hardly seem worth killing over. While I want to cheer for the good guy, this story lacks any.
  • Warsaw Protocol

    By Beat writer
    Terrible, I have enjoyed all the Cotton Malone books, but this book is awful.
  • Not his best

    By Htvinsonjr
    Have loved all his books but this is not one of his best. To much fiction and not enough history. Then we add in the obvious political overtones that we have not seen before. The obvious referrals to Trump and his obvious dislike of our current President were a turn off for me. I’ve always like his books for the history and lack of current political overtones but this time he went there and I didn’t like it one bit.
  • Not up to previous Berry standards

    By Family doc in MA