Steve Berry’s 16th Cotton Malone Novel Announced

On February 23, 2021, Steve Berry’s New York Times bestselling Cotton Malone series continues with The Keiser’s Web, the 16th book in his popular franchise.

Cotton, who first appeared in the 2006 thriller The Templar Legacy, was last seen earlier this year in The Warsaw Protocol, where he was tasked with finding the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, an adventure that was equal parts Dan Brown and Brad Meltzer. 

This time around, in The Keiser’s Web, Cotton—a former Justice Department agent who can’t quite seem to leave his old life behind—is confronted with a secret dossier from a World War II-era Soviet spy that, if proven to be true, would totally rewrite history as we know it . . .

Check out the official plot details and cover art below.


The Keiser's WedIn New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s latest Cotton Malone adventure, a secret dossier from a World War II-era Soviet spy comes to light containing information that, if proven true, would not only rewrite history ― it could impact Germany’s upcoming national elections and forever alter the political landscape of Europe.

Two candidates are vying to become Chancellor of Germany. One is a patriot having served for the past sixteen years, the other a usurper, stoking the flames of nationalistic hate. Both harbor secrets, but only one knows the truth about the other. They are on a collision course, all turning on the events of one fateful day ― April 30, 1945 ― and what happened deep beneath Berlin in the Fürherbunker. Did Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun die there? Did Martin Bormann, Hitler’s close confidant, manage to escape? And, even more important, where did billions in Nazi wealth disappear to in the waning days of World War II? The answers to these questions will determine who becomes the next Chancellor of Germany.

From the mysterious Chilean lake district, to the dangerous mesas of South Africa, and finally into the secret vaults of Switzerland, former-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone discovers the truth about the fates of Hitler, Braun, and Bormann. Revelations that could not only transform Europe, but finally expose a mystery known as the Kaiser’s web.




Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cotton Malone novels (The Bishop’s Pawn, The Malta Exchange), among other books, and several works of short fiction. He has 25 million books in print, translated into 40 languages.

Fans of Berry’s work can now pre-order The Keiser’s Web wherever books are sold.


Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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