The Patriot Threat

The Patriot Threat

eBook - 2015
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"The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Problems that call into question decades of tax collecting, and could even bring down the US economy. There is a surprising truth to this possibility a truth wholly entertained by Steve Berry, a top-ten New York Times bestselling writer, in his new thriller, The Patriot Threat. His protagonist, Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files the kind that could bring the United States to its knees. Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, and a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and suspense is 90% fact and 10% exciting speculation, a provocative thriller that poses a dangerous question. What if the federal income tax is illegal?"--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9781466862609
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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SEBoiko
Jun 29, 2015

Power must be taken and kept or it will be lost.

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SEBoiko
Jun 29, 2015

Remember, the second mouse to the trap is the one who always gets the cheese.

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SEBoiko
Jun 29, 2015

... the direct approach is most times the best.

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SEBoiko
Jun 29, 2015

He is Kim. They have no loyalty beyond themselves.

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SEBoiko
Jun 29, 2015

Death is liberating.

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SEBoiko
Jun 29, 2015

... in the short voyage of a lifetime, we can see the eddies and ripples on the surface, but not the under-currents changing the main channel of the stream.

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SEBoiko
Jun 29, 2015

Cattle go to the slaughterhouse a lot faster when there's food in the chute.

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SEBoiko
Jun 25, 2015

Reward your friends and punish your enemies.

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Trade runs the world,...

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Right is right,...

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Shelley51
Oct 08, 2016

I couldn't connect with this story and I didn't finish it.

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tkook
Feb 07, 2016

I loved doing my own research on the history of the United States' federal income tax. However, being a descendant of a Korean war refugee. I was taken aback by Kim Il Sung's quote on the front page.

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BlueHippo
Nov 09, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. I thought the characters were more interesting and the plot was less "chaotic" than in some of his books. As always, the historical information was quite interesting!

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waterboy
Nov 01, 2015

Income tax mystery, seriously?? This book is about as much fun as an audit. Hard to finish this thing, not sure if I will. Berry is usually entertaining, but this is just dull. Pages of government memos on taxes and so on. I hope he hasn't run out of good ideas. And the critics reviews above, how much did they get paid to write that nonsense?

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jrbarrows
Oct 09, 2015

I couldn't finish this piece of trash.

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macrw3
Apr 24, 2015

Left a bad taste in my mouth. Secondary characters were mostly unpleasant. Main character Malone seemed flat. Hoped for better from this series, which I usually enjoy. I couldn't get too excited about the tax storyline.

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AlmadenAFS
Apr 14, 2015

This not one of Berry's best. It was hard for me not to close this book and return it before finishing the first half. 70% of the first half read like a travel log, ugh! The last sixty pages was a Berry book you hoped to read.

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