NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFour presidents of the United States have been assassinatedin 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963each murder seemingly unrelated. But what if those presidents were all killed for the shocking same reason: a clause contained in the United States Constitution? This is the question faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone. When President Danny Daniels is nearly killed in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the murderonly to find himself at odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution. Racing across the nation and taking to the high seas, Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt must break a secret cipher originally possessed by Thomas Jefferson, unravel a mystery concocted by Andrew Jackson, and unearth a document forged by the Founding Fathers themselvesone powerful enough to make the Commonwealth unstoppable. Don't miss Steve Berry's short story ';The Devil's Gold' and a sneak peek of his new novel, The King's Deception, in the back of the book.