The Fifth Assassin

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Grand Central Publishing, Jan 15, 2013 - Fiction - 448 pages
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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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User Review  - ChristineySong - LibraryThing

Title: The Fifth Assassin Author: Brad Meltzer Ratings: 3 1/2 Stars I always love a good conspiracy, especially one that is well thought-out and smart. In The Fifth Assassin, Brad Meltzer will have ... Read full review

Review: The Fifth Assassin (Beecher White #2)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

I read the first book in this series a while back, and it would have been nice to have a short refresher in this book, which I'm sure would have also been helpful to people who didn't read the first ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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 You can also see what he's doing right now at and

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