Top positive review
Good Story - Too many gramatical errors
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2020
Steve Berry's Cotton Malone books are well worth reading, and this one is no exception. Berry takes advantage of Europe's vast number of historical sites, good restaurants, and such to weave interesting and plausible stories. At the end of each novel, he gives several pages over to explaining which items in the book are real and which are of his own invention. (I like this attention to detail.)
In this novel, Cotton is dragged into the search for historical records of Poland's troubled past under the Communists. There is plenty of action and intrigue. Cotton is torn between doing what is "right" and doing what the President of the US wants - a character in Berry's books who has some of the negative characteristics of President Trump, but which Berry amplifies. (Berry comes very close to being added to the growing number of authors that add their current political opinions into their works of fiction.)
I read for the Amazon Vine program pre-publication books, which are "proof copies" which have not gone through the full proofreading process, and I find a number of grammatical errors in those. However, I do not expect to find them in a finished published book like The Warsaw Protocol.
I found three in this book. On page 23 the author writes "The Polish crown jewel had been hid here when the Swedes invaded..." That should read "hidden" not "hid". On page 307 and again on page 356 the author uses the term "did good" when to be grammatically correct he should have used "did well".
In addition to those errors, there is one continuity error - on page 331 Cotton turns off the electric motor to the boat to let it coast forward, and then on page 332 he turns the motor off again, without having restarted it.
OK, I am a bit picky about good grammar and continuity, but to me those errors knocked this down from a five star book to a four star book.