The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle Cover

The Inner Circle

By Brad Meltzer

Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446577892, 464pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

Description

There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National Archives, I find those stories for a living.

Beecher White, a young archivist, spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government. He has always been the keeper of other people's stories, never a part of the story himself...

Until now.

When Clementine Kaye, Beecher's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help tracking down her long-lost father, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the President of the United States privately reviews classified documents. After they accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - a 200 hundred-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington, hidden underneath a desk chair, Beecher and Clementine find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

Soon a man is dead, and Beecher is on the run as he races to learn the truth behind this mysterious national treasure. His search will lead him to discover a coded and ingenious puzzle that conceals a disturbing secret from the founding of our nation. It is a secret, Beecher soon discovers, that some believe is worth killing for.

Gripping, fast-paced, and filled with the fascinating historical detail for which he is famous, THE INNER CIRCLE is a thrilling novel that once again proves Brad Meltzer as a brilliant author writing at the height of his craft.



About the Author
Brad Meltzer is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Inner Circle," "The Book of Fate," and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction ("History Decoded"), advice ("Heroes for My Son" and "Heroes for My Daughter"), children's books ("I Am Amelia Earhart" and "I Am Abraham Lincoln") and even graphic books ("Justice League of America"). He is also the host of "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" on the History Channel, and "Brad Meltzer's Lost History" on H2. He currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at BradMeltzer.com. You can also see what he's doing right now at Facebook.com/BradMeltzer and on Twitter @bradmeltzer.


Praise For The Inner Circle

"Meltzer has earned the right to belly up to the bar with John Grisham, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci."
-PEOPLE

"Meltzer is so good."
-ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"Meet the next John Grisham."
-MIAMI HERALD



NPR
Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011

The latest thriller from author Brad Meltzer supposes that the president of the United States has a private ring of spies. The Inner Circle imagines that the spy ring is passed on from one president to the next. Meltzer tells Steve Inskeep that the idea for his novel came from a real-life experience. More at NPR.org

NPR Audio Player Requires Flash Upgrade: Please upgrade your plug-in to view this content.

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.