Reviews for Fifth Assassin

AudioFile Reviews 2013 February
The United States has had four murdered presidents since Abraham Lincoln. Were these assassinations connected? Is the current sitting president in danger? And what of the super secret Culper Ring created by George Washington? Hold on tight as Scott Brick employs his trademark serious tone to ratchet up the suspense. Such is his vocal power that in the character of the president of the United States his control and presence are felt unequivocally. And the voice he gives to the hesitant institutionalized whack-job evil genius of the story makes us feel the confines of his insanity and the high-security institution that holds him. Listeners of Meltzer's last book, THE INNER CIRCLE, will love the continuation of the intrigue he set in motion. M.C. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine

Library Journal Reviews 2013 May #2

When pastors of Washington, DC, churches attended by presidents are murdered, archivist Beecher White discovers that the crimes parallel four presidential assassinations. Were those killings connected, and does the current string foreshadow a fifth assassination? This sequel to political thriller The Inner Circle picks up shortly after the end of the previous novel but stands alone. Well researched and filled with historical tidbits, Meltzer's latest work satisfies listeners who want a solid story to accompany the action. Frequent viewpoint changes and plot twists create a breakneck pace. With mellow tones and perfect pacing, Scott Brick delivers one of his best performances. VERDICT This thriller will appeal to fans of action fiction by authors such as David Baldacci, John Grisham, and James Rollins. [The Grand Central hc was a New York Times best seller.--Ed.]--Janet Martin, Southern Pines P.L., NC

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