BOOK REVIEW: THE BOOK OF FATE
Wes Holloway is an aide to President Leland Manning. On July 4th a tragic assassination attempt changed Holloway's life. On that day, he arranged for Ron Boyle, the chief executive's oldest friend, to ride in the limousine with the President. When the assassination attempt was over, Holloway ended up permanently disfigured and Ron Boyle was dead.
The unthinkable happed about eight years later. Holloway is still an aide to the now former President Manning. Ron Boyle is seen alive in Malaysia. What does this all mean? How can he be alive?
Wes Holloway has lived for many years with the guilt over what happened to Ron Boyle. Now was his chance to change this but how would he do it? Trying to determine what happened will involve an old presidential crossword puzzle, mysterious facts buried in Masonic history, and a two hundred year old code invented by Thomas Jefferson.
There is one problem - Wes doesn't really realize what he is getting into as he tries to determine what really happened. Will he be successful at finding out the truth?
Brad Meltzer begins the book by telling us what will happen like "six minutes from now, one of us would be dead". He continues this minute-by-minute detail until the actual assassination attempt takes place. This is what makes Mr. Meltzer such a great writer. He draws the reader right into the story from the very first sentence and there is no stopping with the suspense. The author gives us some insight as to what goes on behind the scenes at the White House. This book is well written, has a great cast of characters and leaves no doubt that Brad Meltzer is an excellent writer.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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