What a ride - a terrific continuation of Meltzer's previous release. It was great getting back in touch immediately with the characters. As one who is also interested in presidential history, I found the integrated realism of events that surrounded key presidents, Lincoln most prominently, but others as well, very intriguing. It inspired many search and Wiki inquiries to determine any reality in Brad's basis for some of the plot twists. Truly couldn't put it down - made my commute longer by design. Highly recommended.
plot twists, deep basis for story lines, plenty of surprises
Scott's a favorite - as many have said, he could read the phone book and it would be a must-listen
I was pleasantly surprised and inspired to learn more all along the read
I really enjoyed this book. As a sequel to "The Inner Circle," this book builds on the characters of Beecher, Niko, and Clementine. Yet the author weaves in a new character who drives this book. I enjoyed the story line and the way the author really fleshes out each character. Brings home too many memories of growing up as a teenage boy though - LOL!
The writing is excellent and I didn't want to stop listening.
And I enjoyed the ending. Sets the stage for the next book in this new series and makes the reader wonder, once again, about the new character - Marshall. Whose side is he really on? Finding out in the next book will make for an enjoyable read.
Historical bounty intriguing
I could NOT STOP LISTENING. I stayed up til the wee hours of the morning as I had to have this resolved then zap....it leaves you during a high point in the story. The rest of the story please? How long until the next book comes out.? I cannot wait to see how this story ends.
Beecher. He just grabs his passion and inner dialogue so well. I feel that I almost know him personally.
I LOVE the little known historical facts such as President Lincoln sneeking into St Johns Church to pray and attend services and leaving before service ended. I also did not know that Lincoln was a member at Foundry Methodist church nor did I know of Foundry's history. Love their sharing of little known facts about George Washington and the playing cards. Facinating.
I was shocked at the books ending..."WHAT?" You cannot end it here.....how long do I have to wait for the rest of the story? Oh dear! I want to know the rest of the story! I also plan on visitng the sites in the book the next time I visit DC. St Johns Church and Cafe Milano here I come. I've visited the other places. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I LOVE this series.
I thought the book was for me but as it went on and on I realized that at the very end I should have kept this book on the bookshelf
I think my next book will be The Intercept by Dick Wolf
I think Scott Brick did all he could but the book for me lacked substance
The story did not grab the reader's attention as one would expect from a thriller.
Scott Brick is a masterful narrator. He brings every story alive. Meltzer again tells a contemporary saga against the backdrop of history. Beautifully done.
As a pastor myself, I commend Brad for presenting clergy as we are: humans, nothing more, nothing less. "But for the grace of God go I."
If you haven't read/listened to The Inner Circle go back and at least skim through it to get a recessed. The character details were hard to remember since it had been several months for myself. The story line was overall very good, which really the only down side was the similarities to the first book.