The Devil's Bones: Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce

The Devil's Bones: Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce

by Steve Berry, James Rollins

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In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, New York Times bestselling authors Steve Berry and James Rollins—along with their popular characters Cotton Malone and Gray Pierce—team up for the first time ever.

In a visit to Copenhagen, Gray Pierce happened upon a bookshop owned by an ex-lawyer named Cotton Malone, but he never had a chance to really get to know the owner. Too bad, because they had a lot in common: Both men were ex-military, both worked for covert agencies—Malone as a freelancer under the auspices of the Justice Department; Pierce via the Department of Defense—and both are good at what they do.

Flash forward a few years to when Malone and Pierce finally get together for more than a passing hello. Halfway around the world from Denmark, Malone and Pierce are passengers on a luxury riverboat out of Brazil, both on the hunt for a maniacal botanist who’s scheming to sell the spoils of his latest Amazonian excursion—a rare orchid containing a deadly neurotoxin—to the highest bidder. That means Malone and Pierce have the length of the river boat cruise to stop him before the poison falls into the wrong hands. It’s definitely an action-packed several hours.

For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476788784
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 12/16/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 20
Sales rank: 68,332
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Patriot Threat, The Lincoln Myth, The King’s Deception, The Columbus Affair, The Jefferson Key, The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, and The Amber Room. His books have been translated into forty languages with 19,000,000 copies in fifty-one countries. For more information, visit

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series. Blending science and history his action-adventure novels have been praised as “enormously engrossing” (NPR) and “smart, entertaining adventure fiction” (New York Journal of Books). Before pursuing a writing career he obtained a degree in veterinary medicine and established a successful practice in California. He currently resides in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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The Devil's Bones: Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riveting from the edge! It would be great to see another collaboration for these two characters in a longer story or book. There’s a lot of detail provided on both characters in a few paragraphs with background information to help the reader advance quickly. I’m a huge Steve Berry and Cotton Malone fan, but felt right at home with James Rollins and Gray Pierce.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good but not long enough
Turtlshellz More than 1 year ago
Excellent short story. The two authors have combined forces (literally!) to tell the story of when the paths of Cotton Malone (Steve Berry) and Grey Pierce (James Rollins) have to work together to prevent a disaster on board a river boat on the amazon. Very well written as you might expect from these two and very exciting. Very much recommended. This story is the reason for me placing the first Cotton Malone book on my wishlist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if this a touch of the new book that is coming... i could not put it down!!
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TBNOONAN7 More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a waist of time and money. It was to short and not very interesting at all. It was advertized as a teaser and wasn't very truth ,tried to lure people to waist money. I expected more ,a lot more , and I wouldn't recommend it to any one.