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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, DC, 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 is about to find out. And most terrifyingly, he’s about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.
© 2012 by Brad Meltzer
“Along with some standout character moments, Meltzer lays out a history for Beecher that’s just as interesting as the real-life details and the hunt for the assassin.”
“In The Fifth Assassin, Meltzer skillfully makes the narrative accessible to newcomers without alienating fans who are familiar with The Inner Circle…History and suspense collide in shocking way—and the intensity never lets up.”
“History and suspense collide in shocking ways—and the intensity never lets up. Beecher carries the weight of the story. He’s a great character who will resonate with readers since he’s like the fun next-door neighbor or your best friend in college.”
“Meltzer’s fans will enjoy the usual sprinkling of history factoids, fast-paced writing, and the double-whiplash bombshell conclusion.”
“When you sit down to start reading, make sure the chair has a comfortable cushion because you’ll find yourself unable to put the book down and get anything done. It’s that good a read…As always Meltzer’s character development and believable plot is spot on. Clearly Mr. Meltzer has done his homework. I think his attention to detail, using true facts combined with fiction to tell his story is what makes him a standalone author in the thriller genre and has his fans coming back for more.”