The President's Shadow by Brad Meltzer audiobook

The President's Shadow

By Brad Meltzer
Read by Scott Brick

Grand Central Publishing 9780446553933

The Culper Ring Series: Book 3

11.65 Hours Unabridged
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Following The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin, Brad Meltzer returns with the next novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Culper Ring series. 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, DC, 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

An NPR bestseller

Following The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin, Brad Meltzer returns with the next novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Culper Ring series.

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, DC, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Because not since the Fletcher Knebel seminal Seven Days in May or James Grady's scathing Days of the Condor, has there been a political thriller as relentlessly paced or blisteringly effective as The Fifth Assassin. An early contender for the best thriller of 2013. The Providence Journal on The Fifth Assassin
History and suspense collide in shocking ways - and the intensity never lets up. Beecher carries the weight of the story. He's a great character who will resonate with readers since he's like the fun next-door neighbor or your best friend in college....One of his best books to date...The ending of The Fifth Assassin appears to announce that Beecher White will return, and that cannot come fast enough. Washington Post on The Fifth Assassin
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 on The Fifth Assassin
“The twists and turns…will keep even the most jaded reader up all night…Meltzer blends history into the story line, and a good portion of it is insider knowledge, giving authenticity to the conspiracy that is slowly unveiled. This is the third thriller to feature White, and it’s a perfect cap to an amazing trilogy.” Associated Press
All of Brad's books are a fascinating read. He is a great storyteller who keeps all of us on the edge of our seats. President George H.W. Bush
Full of surprises, action, twists and turns, it is a wild and entertaining (and yes, educational) romp, wonderful in every way...Read The Fifth Assassin and prepare to be entranced and enthralled. BookReporter on The Fifth Assassin
“Electrifying…Meltzer’s character development is particularly superb in this book.” Dallas News
“A taut political-conspiracy thriller…Readers will find it difficult to put this quick-paced page-turner down as they get pulled into the maze of deceit, intrigue, and conspiracy. Those who are new to the series should read the first two books.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Fans of historical conspiracy fiction will find a lot to like.” Publishers Weekly
“Numerous plot strands, multiple narrative perspectives, divided loyalties, a Devil’s Island labor-camp nightmare from the past, and a psychotic killer add up to another chilling adventure from plotmaster Meltzer…a high-energy page-turner, full of shocking violence and unrelenting peril: a stay-up-all-night nail-biter.” Booklist
“[With] Scott Brick’s dependable narration…the plot moves quickly…He portrays the characters well, so listeners get a clear picture of what they’re all about…Brick makes it a quick listen.” AudioFile
“Clearly a history buff of the highest order, Meltzer knows his stuff…Beecher’s got the mental acumen of Robert Langdon and the gumption of Indiana Jones.” USA Today, praise for the series

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Author

Author Bio: Brad Meltzer

Author Bio: Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and several other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, he is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and even graphic books. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English