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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: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9781594835421
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“In six minutes, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming…”

So says Wes Holloway, a once-cocky and ambitious presidential aide, about the day that changed his life forever. On that Fourth of July, Wes put Ron Boyle, the chief executive’s oldest friend, into the presidential limousine. By the time the trip came to an end, Wes was permanently disfigured, and Boyle was dead, the victim of a crazed assassin.

Eight years later, Boyle is spotted, alive and well, in Malaysia. In that moment, Wes has the chance to undo the worst day of his life. Trying to figure out what really happened takes Wes back to a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle, mysterious facts buried in Masonic history, and a two-hundred-year-old code invented by Thomas Jefferson.

But what Wes doesn’t realize is that The Book of Fate holds everyone’s secrets. Especially the ones worth dying for. The Book of Fate. What does it say about you?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Meltzer has earned the right to belly up to the bar with John Grisham, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci. PEOPLE
  • Meet the next John Grisham. MIAMI HERALD
  • Meltzer is so good. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Alan | 2/20/2014

    " This is a fast-paced thriller. I couldn't put it down. There was some scattered crude language that it didn't need (albeit situationally realistic), but the story and the characters kept me fully engaged. This was a NYT #1 bestseller for a reason. Meltzer obviously did his homework on this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 itpdx | 2/8/2014

    " This is a fast paced thriller. There is little or no character development. And because secret societies are in, it includes the Masons, but only as leverage on a mentally ill marksman. It also includes a "code" used by Thomas Jefferson. And although I am usually not very good at seeing "plot twists" coming, I certainly saw this one coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa Brassard | 2/2/2014

    " current read not bad so far "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/1/2014

    " I am quickly becoming a fan of Brad Meltzer. I like his books because of the historical research he does. Even though they are fiction, I learned something every time about a past event. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 1/17/2014

    " A fun mystery thriller with a little government twist. Kept my attention, and at times I had to put it down to cool off. Really there wasn't much about a "book" however, it was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 La Toya | 1/10/2014

    " Ugh!!! I ended up skimming through the last few chapters. Geez this books moves slow, and it almost seemed like he was trying to write it so it could be a movie. I hate that. Gosh!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 1/10/2014

    " This book wanted to be the Davinci Code but changed its mind half way through. Just ok "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 12/30/2013

    " usual political thriller. although it has a mason's compass on the cover there is really not that much about the free masons in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dominic | 12/26/2013

    " I think Josh left this in the house and I was really bored. A cheap "check out counter" type of book but those are sometimes the most enjoyable when you don't want to think too much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 12/20/2013

    " Predicable and but fast airport read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 12/11/2013

    " It took me awhile to get into this book. I was very interested at the action picked up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spencer Hill | 12/4/2013

    " Good story, plot line with twists, but the story drug on at times. A year from now the story will blur with others for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 11/3/2013

    " Brad Meltzer is an excellent contemporary fiction writer. He often works politics (or political settings) into his books. He did so with this book as well, while also working in some historical fiction. This book was definitely a page-turner. I would highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtis | 9/15/2013

    " Quick enjoyable read. Reminded me of the National Treasure movies with a murder mystery type plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 5/26/2013

    " INTERESTING READ BUT REALLY A DAN BROWN WANNA BE. YET AGAIN A PSEUDO THRILLER BASED ON THE SECRETS OF THE MASONS. LIGHT EASY READ AND ENTERTAINNG "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 7/2/2012

    " Nice political thriller - 3.5 stars. Some of the characters' motivations were hard to follow. Listened to it on audio book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 6/1/2012

    " I am having trouble getting into this book. It seems to be rather slow and plodding. Too much dialogue not enough action for me. I'll hang in there for a few more chapters, maybe it will pick up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 1/16/2012

    " Fantastic thriller/mystery writer. Keeps you hooked on the story and character development until the last word! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christi | 1/11/2012

    " I didn't like it as much as his other books. The story was flat and slow at times. I did finish it and I don't find it a waste of time, it was just a quick light read with ok characters and plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 8/17/2011

    " Nico. Excellent character! He's in The Inner Circle as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 6/1/2011

    " Wasnt as awesome or thrilling as I had hoped from Brad Meltzer, but it was a good, easy read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rosemary | 5/12/2011

    " Well, I can now say I've read a Brad Meltzer book.

    Let no one say I can't learn from experience.

    It will be the last Brad Meltzer book I read. It was so awful I can't even bring myself to iterate the reasons.

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cmhwolfe | 5/10/2011

    " A very good and very easy read. Was surprised at some of the plot points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. It was ok. The cover and the opening about the Mason's had me excited but it wasn't as good as I had hoped. Overall not a bad book, just hard to get behind a scarred, scared, wimp for a hero. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 5/2/2011

    " it could have been great....but just never got great. very enjoyable though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 4/30/2011

    " Not bad, one of those Dan Brown-esque thrillers that are sometimes fun to pore over. A couple of unresolved threads (ie the Masonic stuff doesn't actually add to the plot much and is a bit of a red herring) but a pleasant enough read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anandh | 3/26/2011

    " A really disappointing book from Brad. The plot is sketchy, writing is pathetic and the threads are still
    lose at the end of the plot. Do read his other books but not this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 3/14/2011

    " It's a good "sitting on the bus" book, not a great work but a good read anyway, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 3/14/2011

    " One of my favorite mystery writers. I like the bumbling hero--not a Columbo bumbler, just a kind of normal type who's good at some stuff but not a superhero and definitely someone with weaknesses who makes mistakes. Good story, intrigue in the halls of power. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nikki | 3/1/2011

    " BORING!!! I was expecting this to be a lot more intriguing than it turned out to be. It was number 1 on the NY Times best sellers, I have no idea why. Don't waste your time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 2/22/2011

    " very great book with an unexpected end.
    "

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About the Author
Author Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Fate, and The Book of Lies. He is also the number one bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.