|Jefferson Key, the (2011) [Novel]|
by Steve Berry
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(From the publisher):
Four presidents of the United States have been assassinated-in 1865, 1881, 1901, and in 1963-each murder seemingly unrelated.
But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason: a clause in the United States Constitution-contained within Article 1, Section 8-that would shock most Americans?
The question is what faces former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone in his latest adventure. When a bold assassination attempt is made against President Danny Daniels in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the killing-only to find himself at dangerous odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution. In their most perilous exploit yet, Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt race across the nation and take to the high seas. Along the way they break a secret cipher originally possessed by Thomas Jefferson, unravel a mystery concocted by Andrew Jackson, and unearth a centuries old document forged by the Founding Fathers themselves, one powerful enough-thanks to that clause in the Constitution-to make the Commonwealth unstoppable.
Original title: The Jefferson Key
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Legal Thriller