The Devil’s Gold

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Once he was called the Sphinx, a man so inscrutable that neither his adversaries nor fellow intelligence operatives could predict his next move. Now a contract agent with a secret mission, Jonathan Wyatt has gone rogue. For eight years he's been plotting. Waiting. Scheming to kill Federal agents Christopher Combs and Cotton Malone, whom he blames for the loss of his career. But as Wyatt prepares for a final confrontation in a remote South American village, he makes a discovery that stretches back to the horrors of World War II, to the astounding secret of a child's birth, to Martin Bormann and Eva Braun—and to a fortune in lost gold.


This e-book short story (along with The Balkan Escape and The Admiral’s Mark) is available for download in Three Tales From the World of Cotton Malone. A printed copy of the story appears inside the mass market edition of The Jefferson Key. This story is a prequel to two Cotton Malone novels: The Jefferson Key and The Kaiser’s Web.