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From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States.

Four have been successful.

But now, Beecher White--the hero of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Inner Circle--discovers a killer in Washington, D.C., who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

Beecher is about to discover the truth: that during the course of a hundred years, all four assassins were secretly working together. What was their purpose? For whom do they really work? And why are they planning to kill the current President?

Beecher's about to find out. And most terrifyingly, he's about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.

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"A grandiose conspiracy linking four previous presidential assassinations threatens current U.S. president Orson Wallace in bestseller Meltzer's convoluted second entry in his Culper Ring trilogy (after 2011's The Inner Circle). Archivist Beecher White, a member of the small, secretive group known as the Culper Ring, created by George Washington and charged with protecting the presidency rather than the president, goes into action after someone known as the Knight begins re-enacting previous presidential assassinations with church figures as victims. Several people from Beecher's past play key roles, including disfigured Marshall Lusk, who may or may not be the assassin, and Clementine Hadrian, who shot and killed Dr. Stewart Palmiotti, the president's close friend and adviser. Beecher tries desperately to discover the Knight's identity and thwart him before he reaches his final target. The cumbersome plot, with its frequent flashbacks to Beecher's childhood, overwhelms Meltzer's impressive grasp of historical details. 10-city author tour. Agent: Jill Kneerim, Kneerim, Williams & Bloom." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and six other bestselling thrillers. His nonfiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, were also New York Times bestsellers. He is the host of the History Channel series Brad Meltzer's Decoded and the Eisner Award-winning writer of Justice League of America. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at www.BradMeltzer.com. You can also see what he's doing right now at Facebook.com/bradmeltzer and Twitter.com/bradmeltzer.

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drpaskall, December 20, 2012 (view all comments by drpaskall)
Can't wait to read this book by Brad Meltzer. Previewed the first chapter and it left me not wanting to wait for it's release in three weeks! Meltzer is the master of signs, symbols, and codes, as he has demonstrated in History Channel's popular series "Decoded". Everything from the Mayan Prophesies to the missing White House cornerstone to the Old West, whatever the subject, this author knows his stuff and has an exciting, unique style of writing that is endearing to anyone interested in great fiction. If you liked The DaVinci Code, you will love this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446553971
Author:
Meltzer, Brad
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
Brick, Scott
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Assassination attempts; Love; Romantics; Man-woman relationships; Murder; Good vs. evil; Presidents; Assassination plots
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Culper Ring Series
Publication Date:
20130827
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 2 in 2.02 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A grandiose conspiracy linking four previous presidential assassinations threatens current U.S. president Orson Wallace in bestseller Meltzer's convoluted second entry in his Culper Ring trilogy (after 2011's The Inner Circle). Archivist Beecher White, a member of the small, secretive group known as the Culper Ring, created by George Washington and charged with protecting the presidency rather than the president, goes into action after someone known as the Knight begins re-enacting previous presidential assassinations with church figures as victims. Several people from Beecher's past play key roles, including disfigured Marshall Lusk, who may or may not be the assassin, and Clementine Hadrian, who shot and killed Dr. Stewart Palmiotti, the president's close friend and adviser. Beecher tries desperately to discover the Knight's identity and thwart him before he reaches his final target. The cumbersome plot, with its frequent flashbacks to Beecher's childhood, overwhelms Meltzer's impressive grasp of historical details. 10-city author tour. Agent: Jill Kneerim, Kneerim, Williams & Bloom." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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