Sunday, January 20, 2013

Book Review: The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer

Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition (January 15, 2013)

Beecher White is back!  Picking up two months after the events of The Inner Circle, we are in for another successful page-turning conspiracy thriller from Meltzer.

Just when you think you have it all figured out, Meltzer takes us on a twisty turn as he gets us to the conclusion of the novel.

This book moves at a fast pace, full of the classic Meltzer wit and some history facts thrown in as well.

In The Fifth Assassin, Beecher White is facing a serial killer that is out there recreating four presidential assassinations.

Beecher discovers the truth that all four assassins were working together.  He seeks to find out their purpose, who they are working for, and why they are trying to kill Orson Wallace.  In doing so, he's going to have an in-face meeting with the fifth assassin.

It's clear that Meltzer knows his presidential history and that he did his research on the assassins.  His research really shows in the page-turning action.

Brad is one of those authors that really knows what he is doing and he churns out at least one novel every other year.  I can't wait to see where Beecher White goes in the next piece of work.

From 7th grade onto maybe 2008, John Grisham was my favorite author.  Brad Meltzer has passed him up in my book.

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