The Fifth Assassin

The Fifth Assassin

Audiobook CD - 2013
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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 #1 New York Times bestseller 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.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, p2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781600247064
Characteristics: 12 compact discs (ca. 14 hrs.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott

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dustbunny53 Nov 30, 2016

This is the second book in the Culper Ring Trilogy. I would advise reading the first title in the series, The Inner Circle, before this one, to make the story line easier to follow. I liked the book well enough, but I doubt that I will continue with the series.

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eckntoad
Apr 21, 2014

This could be a good book. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to hear more that the first several tracks on disc one. 4 of the discs are badly damaged in several large areas. I'll let the librarian know when I return it and try to order a playable copy.

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paisano
Dec 26, 2013

This was my first Brad Meltzer book, and I found this story somewhat convoluted and complex to the point of being annoying. The history lesson on the assassinations of President's McKinley and Garfield was interesting, as well as some little known facts about the Lincoln murder. I know he is a popular author, but I am not a raving fan yet.

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mdelane2
Jul 22, 2013

The reader is too dramatic which distracts from the story. Coulda been a better story without everything being overhyped. Some of the connections are a bit of a stretch. Not the best hat Meltzer has done. Not as good as I had hoped it would be.

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