|Inner Circle, the (2011) [Novel]|
by Brad Meltzer
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(From the publisher):
"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."
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 part of the story himself...
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 two-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 a secret, Beecher soon discovers, that some believe worth killing for.
Gripping, fast-paced, and filled with the fascinating historical detail for which Brad Melzer is famous, "The Inner Circle" is a thrilling novel that showcases a brilliant author writing at the height of his craft.
Original title: The Inner Circle
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense