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Friday, August 15, 2014

Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer

The Book of FateThe Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Jacket Blurb: "Six minutes from now, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming." So says Wes Holloway, a young presidential aide, about the day he put Ron Boyle, the chief executive's oldest friend, into the president's limousine. By the trip's end, a crazed assassin would permanently disfigure Wes and kill Boyle. Now, eight years later, Boyle has been spotted alive. Trying to figure out what really happened takes Wes back into disturbing secrets buried in Freemason history, a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle, and a two-hundred-year-old code invented by Thomas Jefferson that conceals secrets worth dying for.

Did not finish.  Did not make it past 5 out of 15 CD's.  I felt I was listening to a slightly different version of Inner Circle by same, and I didn't like that book. 

Premise - young brilliant aide to the President is horribly disfigured in an assassination attempt.  Fast forward 8 years, he's still the former Presidents aide, and he stumbles across a Big Political Conspiracy.  Now people are out to kill him and he doesn't understand why.   The only redeeming part of this book was it had some pre-history with a character also found in Inner Circle.  The books are loosely related, but definitely still stand alone.

My head still hurts from banging it on the steering wheel as I listened to Inner Circle.  I don't need to add to the bruises.

Can't recommend this one. 

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