Monday, February 4, 2013

The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer

I wasn't going to post that I am catching up on an older book by Brad Meltzer, but I didn't anticipate how it was to read paint drying. I initially picked up this book because I will be reading its sequel The Fifth Assassin soon. It's always annoying for me to read novels that feature a recurring character and not having read the first book. I always wonder if I'm missing something or the author will give away plot conclusion to the preceeding novel. So far, 25% in, I have realized that maybe I should have skipped this one. It's not a bad novel it's just surprisingly slow. The main character Beecher, is not that interesting either. He's kindof a pushover and I don't like that. I'm hoping it gets better soon because this guy Brad Meltzer is a pretty popular author.
Synopsis: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.

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