Framing the Dialogue

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The Inner Circle

Imagine that there is a very secret society or ring who has a mission of protecting the American presidency.  Not necessarily the U.S. President, but the office.  Now imagine that there may be a ring within the ring operating at odds.  Imagine being thrust into the middle of this chaos when an old flame shows up asking for help and the mystery further unravels.  In the first of the Culper Ring series, Beecher White is an archivist working in the National Archives and his calm…maybe somewhat boring job turns on a dime into action adventure.

The First Conspiracy

In Brad Meltzer’s novel about “The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington” I learned quite a bit about the early days of our country.  George Washington was chosen to lead a rag tag army against the most formidable military in the world.  Washington is the most qualified available, but doesn’t really have any leadership experience as he was generally a lower ranking officer.  

The First Counsel

first council“You sure you’re up for it?’ I ask. ‘Because it’s going to be a bitch and a half to pull off.”

In The First Counsel we meet Michael Garrick who has the pleasure and status of working for the White House as an attorney.  He meets and is attracted to the “First Daughter” and on their first date things get interesting.  Author Brad Meltzer provides a riveting story where the young lawyer is twisted and turned in the intrigue of high level, power politics and back-stabling and Garrick doesn’t know who to trust.  He wanted the power now he has to maneuver through men and women much more powerful than he.  The above quote is near the end as the young man tries to save not only his career, but his life.

The Fifth Assassin

fifth assassinAs I read my first Brad Meltzer novel I soon came to realize that this was not the first one in this “series” nor will it be the last based on the ending. This is not an unusual occurrence, but I found that I seemed to be missing a lot of backstory that was probably in the previous book. Maybe this information would have made The Fifth Assassin more compelling instead of leaving me wanting more.  I felt that the gaps took away from the story.