The President's Shadow

The President's Shadow

Large Print - 2015
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A severed arm, found buried in the White House Rose Garden.
A lethal message with terrible consequences for the Presidency. And a hidden secret in one family's past that will have repercussions for the entire nation.
Following The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin , #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with . . .
THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW
There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I find those stories for a living.
To most, it looks like Beecher White has an ordinary job. A young staffer with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., he's responsible for safekeeping the government's most important documents . . . and, sometimes, its most closely held secrets.
But there are a powerful few who know his other role. Beecher is a member of the Culper Ring, a 200-year-old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the Presidency. Now the current occupant of the White House needs the Culper Ring's help. The alarming discovery of the buried arm has the President's team in a rightful panic. Who buried the arm? How did they get past White House security? And most important: What's the message hidden in the arm's closed fist? Indeed, the puzzle inside has a clear intended recipient, and it isn't the President. It's Beecher, himself.
Beecher's investigation will take him back to one of our country's greatest secrets and point him toward the long, carefully hidden truth about the most shocking history of all: family history.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, ©2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780446553940
Characteristics: xiii, 654 pages ;,24 cm

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msemos
Jan 09, 2016

it was fast moving and held my attention however I thought he cut too often from present to future, from here to there and back. also too many unnecessary subplots and other than beecher white too many characters who weren't "likable". worth the read but I won't get any more of his books.

akasq Dec 22, 2015

I only got 3/4 into it,when I put
it down. 29 years ago,current,
and back to 29 years ago.
all to much,I had to move on
to something I will enjoy reading.

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rpavlacic
Dec 22, 2015

Meltzer is a real smart guy (e.g. his "Decoded" series on the History Channel) but this book is a pale compared to the Dan Brown "Langdon" series . Passable, but just ... just.

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rahmmie
Aug 30, 2015

The book is not bad but I still could not really get into the whole Culper Ring saga that Meltzer tried to build in this and the previous 2 books (and from the look of things, probably a future one too). An anticlimmatic ending did not help matters and I could not help but get the impression that the author's expectations for the book exceeded the plot and the characters merit

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StarGladiator
Jun 28, 2015

I don't know about this guy - - perhaps he has fans, someone appears to be purchasing his books? He appears to get some things, but then is completely gullible about others, which makes for gigantic scale cognitive dissonance? Am unable to rate this.

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Reads_A_Lot
Jun 24, 2015

Another good read with Beecher and the gang. I continue to enjoy this series.

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