Title: The Inner Circle
Author: Brad Meltzer
Review: I’ve read this author before and enjoyed his work and so I picked this one up to listen to while I painted our entry hall a few weeks back. His chapters seem to leave you hanging only to turn the page, or in my case keep listening. The reader had a way of making his voice keep you in suspense and I found him fun to listen to.
I enjoyed the fast pace this book took and the twists and turns. The places the characters traveled to were new to me and I didn’t realize the amount of sheer paperwork the National Archives must have in storage or even how they managed to get a hold of all of it. Can you imagine the filing nightmare that could be?
Mistakes, misunderstanding, and the heat of the moment all tempt fate in this story. We all make stupid mistakes, especially in our youth, but some of those mistakes can come back and haunt us if we aren’t careful. What skeletons would someone find in your closet? Maybe more then you could ever imagine.
If you enjoy suspense and mystery you will enjoy this book.
Publisher: Published January 11th 2011 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2010)
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: I had read some of his in the past.
Where I Obtained the Book: From my local library.
Synopsis #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with a pulse-pounding new novel of lies and deception at the highest levels of government. There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National Archives, I find those stories for a living. So says Beecher White, a young archivist who spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government. When Clementine Kaye, his first childhood crush, shows up at the 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. It is also where Beecher and Clementine accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact- a 200-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington- hidden inside a desk chair. Eager to discover why the President is hiding this important national treasure, the two soon find themselves entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder that will reveal the most well kept secret of the U.S. Presidency.
Author Biography: Brad Meltzer (born April 1, 1970) is an American author of novels and comic books. He created a six-issue story arc for DC Comics' Green Arrow #16 - #21 (October 2002 - April 2003), and the 2004 miniseries Identity Crisis.