The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer

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6 Critic Reviews

Meltzer’s fans will enjoy the usual sprinkling of history factoids, fast-paced writing and the double-whiplash bombshell conclusion.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

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.
 

About Brad Meltzer

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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.
 
Published January 15, 2013 by Grand Central Publishing. 434 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Political & Social Sciences, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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All: 6 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Excellent
on Nov 15 2012

Meltzer’s fans will enjoy the usual sprinkling of history factoids, fast-paced writing and the double-whiplash bombshell conclusion.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Nov 09 2012

The cumbersome plot...overwhelms Meltzer’s impressive grasp of historical details.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Jan 18 2013

Read THE FIFTH ASSASSIN and prepare to be entranced and enthralled.

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RT Book Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Pat Cooper on Feb 19 2013

There is such a thing as too much intrigue and Meltzer overindulges in them...

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Detroit News / AP

Excellent
on Jan 19 2013

History and suspense collide in shocking ways — and the intensity never lets up.

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The Mystery Site

Excellent
Reviewed by J. Curran on Feb 19 2013

The Fifth Assassin is definitely an exciting page mystery novel from beginning to end.

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