The Fifth Assassin

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2013 - Archivists - 436 pages
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In the history of the United States, there have been over two dozen assassination attempts on the President.

Four have been successful.

Historians have branded the assassins four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

Now there's a killer in Washington, DC who's meticulously recreating the crimes of these four men. And Beecher White has just discovered the truth: over the course of a hundred years, all four assassins were secretly working toward one goal. How are they connected? Who do they work for? And why are they planning to kill the President today?

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

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

"A good thriller that really picks up the pace about half way through"...said one reviewer. I did not get that far. The first quarter was soooo booorrrring, I put it down in favor of something I could ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

A good thriller that really picks up the pace about half way through! Two sides are at odds: Beecher White and his Culper Ring ( a group formed to protect the Presidency) and the Knight and his ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Brad Meltzer is the author of the number one New York Times bestsellers THE INNER CIRCLE and THE BOOK OF FATE, and six other bestselling thrillers. His first nonfiction work, Heroes for My Son, was also a New York Times bestseller. He is also the host of the History Channel series Brad Meltzer's Decoded, the Eisner Award-winning writer of the graphic novel Justice League of America, and one of the cocreators of the TV show Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. But to see what really matters, please go to You can also see what he's doing right now at and

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