High Level Conspiracies Abound in Meltzer's "Fate"

posted Jun 15, 2014, 10:10 AM by Martin Roy Hill   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 4:22 PM ]
The Book of Fate by Brad MeltzerWes Holloway is a former presidential aide who survived an assassination attempt that left him horribly scarred and a fellow aide dead. For nearly ten years, Wes has carried the guilt that his mistake was responsible for putting his dead colleague, Ron Boyle, in the presidential limousine the day a madman named Nico tried to kill the president. When Wes accidentally discovers Boyle is actually alive, he becomes embroiled in a deadly race to discover the truth about the assassination attempt and the high level conspiracy behind it. The odds for survival build against Wes when Nico escapes from the prison asylum in which he's incarcerated and sets out to wreak God's vengeance on both him and Boyle.

With well more than 100 chapters, this is a long novel. Despite this, author Brad Meltzer manages to maintain the tension with each page. Twists and turns fall like raindrops as Wes closes in on the facts about the conspiracy until he discovers the final, unthinkably shocking truth. 

In addition to being a thumb-sucking thriller, Meltzer's The Book of Fate is a detailed look at the inside workings of a presidential administration and its aftermath, and how the pull of power can twist and corrupt even those with the best intentions.

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