The first in a new series of pulse-pounding thrillers with wide appeal, by the author of the Number One New York Times bestseller THE BOOK OF FATE
The darkest secret of the U.S. Presidency is about to be revealed.
Beecher White, a young archivist for the US government, has always been the keeper of other people's stories, never a part of the story himself . . . Until now.
While Beecher is showing Clementine Kaye, his first childhood crush, around the National Archives, they accidentally uncover a priceless artefact - a two-hundred-year-old dictionary once belonging to George Washington. Suddenly Beecher and Clementine are entangled in a web of conspiracy and murder.
Beecher's race to learn the truth behind this mysterious treasure will lead to a code that conceals a disturbing secret from the nation's founding. A secret that some believe is worth killing for.
Praise for Brad Meltzer - :
Breakneck . . . an action-packed read - Mail on Sunday on DEAD EVEN
This is non-stop, well researched action that does not insult the intelligence. The scenarios are credible, the tension excruciating and the ending slaps you in the face. - Guardian on THE ZERO GAME
Meltzer has mastered the art of baiting and hooking readers into a fast moving plot - USA Today
All the twists and turns that you might expect of a Dan Brown acolyte - Daily Express on THE BOOK OF FATE
Grisham had better beware for there's a new kid on the block - The Irish Times
Brad Meltzer wrote his first novel while completing law school and writing for the notoriously demanding Law Review. He lived in Washington, D.C. with his wife Cori, who was his childhood sweetheart and also a lawyer. Brad Meltzer now writes full time and lives in Florida with his family.