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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,863 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Meltzer Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Brad Meltzer’s #1 New York Times bestseller featuring a two-hundred-year-old code devised by Thomas Jefferson and a present-day conspiracy at the highest level of power is a non-stop thrill ride.

“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 some think are worth dying for.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Insider knowledge of everyday life in politics…action, and conspiracy tales that begin tamely enough and vault into the realm of breathless improbability are Meltzer’s signature strengths…His latest outing, The Book of Fate, is sure to please those readers who like to store up stockpiles of cynicism about the private lives of their elected officials.”

    Washington Post

  • “A teasing code and a tireless pursuit…Meltzer splices savvy, insider details into this political thriller…The jolts just keep coming.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Meltzer is so good.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Meltzer has earned the right to belly up to the bar with John Grisham, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci.”


  • “A fast, exciting ride…Well-researched and highly inventive.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Fast-paced…page-turning…A fascinating insider take on DC politics.”

    Associated Press

  • “Meltzer…serves up exciting thrillers that take readers behind the scenes of American politics…This novel is…skillfully written…The characters are genuine human beings—not all that common in the world of high-concept thrillers—and the plot fluidly integrates historical fact and fiction, which is even less common. Fans of thrillers that reach far back into history will be, well…thrilled.”


  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2006
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by B. | 2/11/2014

    " Brad Melter has a great ability to bring his characters to life and add emotional tension to the fast-pace suspense of what I would label a political thriller. I liked this book for a number of reasons but mostly because the characters will stick with me, which to me is always the best test of a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jackie Jameson | 1/26/2014

    " Good reading. "Da Vinci Code"-ish, kinda confusing in spots. Just plow on, not try to be too analytical, great pay off. WAY sympathetic good guys. Saw it as a movie-in-my-head about half way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Samantha | 1/14/2014

    " First of all I'm not going to write a plot summary since so many other reviewers have already wrote one. Second of all, I liked this book. It's not as good as Tenth Justice or Dead Even but I still enjoyed it. I think one of the reasons I did like it was because I wasn't expecting a Dan Brown secret code book. Brad Meltzer isn't him and I don't want him to be him. I didn't really care about the Masons or the Masonic code and didn't pick up this book for that. Dan Brown's next book is going to be about that and Washington...I'll read that book for that. I read this book because it's Brad Meltzer and he always has great stories about politics and how politics effect somewhat normal people in abnormal ways. I enjoy the historical knowledge and the litte known facts that he presents in all his books. I also like the race to find out what is going on. About this book, I liked the details put in about a former president that he gathered from President Bush and President Clinton. I like how they went over how the Secret Service works along with how aides to the President are handled and treated. Most of all I enjoyed the lead characters. I felt that Mr. Meltzer really developed them well and in the end you felt sorry for them all but agreed with what happened to all of them. I would highly recommend this book to any that is looking for a political thriller or just someone looking for a good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tosap To | 1/6/2014

    " jelek, gak asik, not recommended "

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