The Fifth Assassin

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Grand Central Publishing, Jan 15, 2013 - Fiction - 672 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  - 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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User Review  - JoshuaAtkins - LibraryThing

This review is for the Audiobook version as read by Scott Brick. By the end of Disc 1, Brick's near-monotone delivery had me falling asleep. I may go back and read the actual book someday, but it may not be for some time. 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 www.BradMeltzer.com. You can also see what he's doing right now at Facebook.com/bradmeltzer and Twitter.com/bradmeltzer.

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