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In six minutes, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming...

So says Wes Holloway, a once-cocky and ambitious presidential aide, about the day that changed his life forever. On that day, Wes put the president's oldest friend, Ron Boyle, into the presidential limousine. By the time the trip came to an end, Wes was permanently disfigured, and Boyle was dead, the victim of a crazed assassin.

Eight years later, Boyle is spotted, alive and well, in Asia. In that moment, Wes has the chance to undo the worst day of his life. Trying to figure out what really happened takes Wes back to a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle, disturbing secrets buried in Masonic history, and a 200-year-old secret code invented by Thomas Jefferson. But what Wes doesn't realize is that the Book of Fate holds everyone's secrets. Especially the ones worth dying for.

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"Set against a backdrop of Oval Office corruption, bestseller Meltzer's overblown thriller opens with a frantic assassination attempt on President Leland Manning, who manages to elude the gunfire. Manning's deputy chief of staff, Ron Boyle, is killed, and his top aide, the cocky, ambitious Wes Holloway, is left facially disfigured. Eight years later, his motivation and confidence drained by his handicap, Holloway still toils away for the out-of-office Manning, fetching refreshments and handling the daily social calendar. On a goodwill junket to Malaysia, however, Holloway spots Boyle, surgically altered, but unmistakably the same man who was supposed to be dead and gone. From this turning point, Meltzer (The Zero Game) follows Holloway step by excruciatingly slow step as he tries to find out what really happened eight years earlier. Authentic details about Washington politics and historical mysteries enliven the predictable path. While readers looking for efficient plotting may be disappointed, Meltzer's many fans will enjoy this substantial meal of a book. 15-city author tour. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"[M]uch more skillfully written — and far more plausible — than Dan Brown's tedious best-seller. The characters are genuine human beings...and the plot fluidly integrates historical fact and fiction....Fans of thrillers that reach far back into history will be...thrilled." Booklist

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"Trying his hand at a star-spangled version of The Da Vinci Code, Meltzer produces his biggest, dumbest book....Every ingredient is perfect except for clear plotting, credible threats and characters (and a conspiracy) worth caring about." Kirkus Reviews

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"With rich characters, a puzzling mystery, and a compelling narrative, Meltzer (The Zero Game) has written his best thriller yet....Don't let this book of fate pass you by." Library Journal

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"...The Book of Fate is worth the sleepless night or two it will take to read it. It gets no better than this." BookReporter.com

Synopsis:

A dark conspiracy and a 200-year-old secret code created by Thomas Jefferson add up to the most fast-paced, explosive thriller yet from New York Times bestselling author Meltzer.

Synopsis:

Brad Meltzer's #1 New York Times bestseller featuring a two-hundred-year-old code devised by Thomas Jefferson and a present-day conspiracy at the highest level of power .

"Six minutes from now, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming."

So says Wes Holloway, a young presidential aide, about the day he put Ron Boyle, the chief executive's oldest friend, into the president's limousine. By the trip's end, a crazed assassin would permanently disfigure Wes and kill Boyle. Now, eight years later, Boyle has been spotted alive. Trying to figure out what really happened takes Wes back into disturbing secrets buried in Freemason history, a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle, and a two-hundred-year-old code invented by Thomas Jefferson that conceals secrets worth dying for.

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, and The Zero Game. He is also one of the co-creators of the TV show Jack & Bobby — and is the number-one selling author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Identity Crisis. His newest comic book, Justice League of America, will be released in July. Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who's also an attorney.

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Big Chief, September 9, 2006 (view all comments by Big Chief)
I was a little worried that Metzler was going to jump on the freemason conspiracy band wagon, I was pleased to discover this book has much more going for it! As always this is a story about characters you can actually relate to, they seem real (unlike Dan Brown?s cardboard cast!). Of course they are caught up in unbelievable situations but that is why we read books like this. The author takes the reader into the political intrigue of Washington DC power brokers, mixes in some enigmatic facts about the history of the freemasons and a 200 year old code devised by Thomas Jefferson?add some great action scenes and you have another great read by Brad Metzler! Oh yeah! For more great thrills mixed in with ancient mystery I highly recommend ?Tourist in the Yucatan!?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446530996
Author:
Meltzer, Brad
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
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Brick, Scott
Author:
Brick, Scott
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Thrillers
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Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
September 5, 2006
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.25 x 1.25 in 0.7 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set against a backdrop of Oval Office corruption, bestseller Meltzer's overblown thriller opens with a frantic assassination attempt on President Leland Manning, who manages to elude the gunfire. Manning's deputy chief of staff, Ron Boyle, is killed, and his top aide, the cocky, ambitious Wes Holloway, is left facially disfigured. Eight years later, his motivation and confidence drained by his handicap, Holloway still toils away for the out-of-office Manning, fetching refreshments and handling the daily social calendar. On a goodwill junket to Malaysia, however, Holloway spots Boyle, surgically altered, but unmistakably the same man who was supposed to be dead and gone. From this turning point, Meltzer (The Zero Game) follows Holloway step by excruciatingly slow step as he tries to find out what really happened eight years earlier. Authentic details about Washington politics and historical mysteries enliven the predictable path. While readers looking for efficient plotting may be disappointed, Meltzer's many fans will enjoy this substantial meal of a book. 15-city author tour. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[M]uch more skillfully written — and far more plausible — than Dan Brown's tedious best-seller. The characters are genuine human beings...and the plot fluidly integrates historical fact and fiction....Fans of thrillers that reach far back into history will be...thrilled."
"Review" by , "Trying his hand at a star-spangled version of The Da Vinci Code, Meltzer produces his biggest, dumbest book....Every ingredient is perfect except for clear plotting, credible threats and characters (and a conspiracy) worth caring about."
"Review" by , "With rich characters, a puzzling mystery, and a compelling narrative, Meltzer (The Zero Game) has written his best thriller yet....Don't let this book of fate pass you by."
"Review" by , "...The Book of Fate is worth the sleepless night or two it will take to read it. It gets no better than this."
"Synopsis" by , A dark conspiracy and a 200-year-old secret code created by Thomas Jefferson add up to the most fast-paced, explosive thriller yet from New York Times bestselling author Meltzer.
"Synopsis" by , Brad Meltzer's #1 New York Times bestseller featuring a two-hundred-year-old code devised by Thomas Jefferson and a present-day conspiracy at the highest level of power .

"Six minutes from now, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming."

So says Wes Holloway, a young presidential aide, about the day he put Ron Boyle, the chief executive's oldest friend, into the president's limousine. By the trip's end, a crazed assassin would permanently disfigure Wes and kill Boyle. Now, eight years later, Boyle has been spotted alive. Trying to figure out what really happened takes Wes back into disturbing secrets buried in Freemason history, a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle, and a two-hundred-year-old code invented by Thomas Jefferson that conceals secrets worth dying for.

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