by Brad Meltzer
Genres: Suspense thriller
Beecher White, a young archivist, spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government. He has always been the keeper of other people's stories, never a part of the story himself...Until now. When Clementine Kaye, Beecher's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help tracking down her long-lost father, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the President of the United States privately reviews classified documents. After they accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - a 200 hundred-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington, hidden underneath a desk chair, Beecher and Clementine find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder. Soon a man is dead, and Beecher is on the run as he races to learn the truth behind this mysterious national treasure. His search will lead him to discover a coded and ingenious puzzle that conceals a disturbing secret from the founding of our nation. It is a secret, Beecher soon discovers, that some believe is worth killing for.
The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer, fed my love of conspiracy theories as he took me on one heck of a ride in Washington D.C.
Beecher White is an archivist at the National Archives in Washington D.C. While trying to impress an old high school flame with a tour of the National Archives, he finds himself at the center of a Presidential level conspiracy. While giving Clementine the tour, along with Orlando his friend at the Archives, they find a book by George Washington himself, right before the president is scheduled to be in this private chamber. Immediately after finding it, his friend dies. Thus begins, a series of events, clues and conspiracy theories, that will have you wondering who is friend and who is foe. Do not expect to get to know Beecher or any of the other characters, as this book is completely plot driven, I would not quote any of the history in this book as fact either. I enjoyed this fast paced, action packed thriller.
The Inner Circle was a fun, fast paced thrill ride and exactly what I expected from the king of conspiracies.
I give this book 4 coffee cups out of 5.
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