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 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.