Audie Award Finalist, Thriller/Suspense, 2014
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 number one New York Times best seller 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.
©2012 Brad Meltzer (P)2012 Hachette Audio
I think Meltzer is stretching the reach of the culper ring. it has lost some of the mystery and excitement
move on to another topic
No, I hope not
I didn't really like this story...I had to force myself to finish it, and admit to blanking out several times..it didn't keep my interest
It's a real page turner but when you do there's nothing there. Sorry I spent my money.
Good story with expressive delivery. I loved the historical connection to the four Presidents that have been killed.
Story with a good "who done it" plot.
Scott Brick is very expressive in his presentation. Well done!
I did enjoy a glimpse of a secret government world, and feeling a part of the inner workings of Washington D.C. That being said, I expected more; I'm still wondering why I should care about the characters. Although I met some of them in an earlier Meltzer novel, they are still underdeveloped.
I was engaged in the story, certainly, but disappointed that there wasn't more depth. Consider this a good vacation read; entertaining, slightly informative regarding government history, and an escape from our non-espionage lives.
Narrator Scott Brick comes through, as always, with a stellar performance.
Hollywood Journalist JEANNE WOLF'S HOLLYWOOD ON YOU TUBE
CAN'T STOP READING--WON'T STOP LISTENING
Meltzer is always fresh, surprising . You go for a ride and you learn a lot on the way. TOO RELEVANT FOR COMFORT.
Scott is always good...he seems to really get into The Fifth Assasin
A smart thriller that you will keep thinking and thinking about.
This one is a WOW! Read it or listen.
Good continuity with first book, somewhat ponderous, but a good and interesting listen. I question the need for so much to be made of the "COPPA RING" Look 4 ward to the next follow on.
give me action
Maybe. Scott can get tiresome with his intonations. Sometimes it'd be nice if he just read the book and didn't insert so much voice inflections.
I think I could listen to even a mediocre story read by Scott Brick
Reminded me of the enjoyable complexity of Dan Brown's books
After Nelson DeMille's books performed by Scott Brick, I'm a big fan and look for books read by him.
Action, illusion, and double-cross
The story flows along. Good for a friendthe
A recurring thread of historic presidential asasins ...very interesting.scott brick rnhances the drsma
He inhances the drama.
A book for history buffs!
....to be continued is the best part of this novel. If I hadn't read "The Inner Circle" I'd have been lost at times.
It was an interesting thriller with many of the familiar Meltzer twists and turns. It was a good read but Brad has a way to go to match Dan Brown in the decoding and historical arena. The characters are wonderful, the narration is sweet but there was something I couldn't put my head around to made me think everything was there.
Still, I anxiously await the third novel in this series, Hadrian, Clementine, Marsh and Beecher need to fulfill this drama to a final crescendo.
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