The President's Shadow (Hardcover)

By Brad Meltzer

Grand Central Publishing, 9780446553933, 416pp.

Publication Date: June 16, 2015

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Description

"A severed arm, found buried in the White House Rose Garden."
"A lethal message with terrible consequences for the Presidency.""And a hidden secret in one family's past that will have repercussions for the entire nation."
Following "The Inner Circle" and "The Fifth Assassin," #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with . . .
THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW
There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I find those stories for a living.
To most, it looks like Beecher White has an ordinary job. A young staffer with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., he's responsible for safekeeping the government's most important documents . . . and, sometimes, its most closely held secrets.
But there are a powerful few who know his other role. Beecher is a member of the Culper Ring, a 200-year-old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the Presidency.Now the current occupant of the White House needs the Culper Ring's help. The alarming discovery of the buried arm has the President's team in a rightful panic. Who buried the arm? How did they get past White House security? And most important: What's the message hidden in the arm's closed fist? Indeed, the puzzle inside has a clear intended recipient, and it isn't the President. It's Beecher, himself.
Beecher's investigation will take him back to one of our country's greatest secrets and point him toward the long, carefully hidden truth about the most shocking history of all: family history.


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.
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