The Fifth Assassin

The Fifth Assassin

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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.

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 109.22 x 193.04 x 30.48mm | 272g
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 0446553980
  • 9780446553988
  • 536,431

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Clearly a history buff of the highest order, Meltzer knows his stuff, and he's included research from chats with none other than President George H.W. Bush....Beecher's got the mental acumen of Robert Langdon and the gumption of Indiana Jones, but unlike those globe-trotting types, Meltzer's protagonist is thrown into adventures made in the USA and acts as an awesome gateway into the deadlier aspects of American history."-- USA Today

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About Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Inner Circle," "The Book of Fate," and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction ("History Decoded"), advice ("Heroes for My Son" and "Heroes for My Daughter"), children's books ("I Am Amelia Earhart" and "I Am Abraham Lincoln") and even graphic books ("Justice League of America"). He is also the host of "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" on the History Channel, and "Brad Meltzer's Lost History" on H2. He currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at You can also see what he's doing right now at and on Twitter @bradmeltzer.

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