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The Book of Fate
The Book of Fate
Author: Brad Meltzer
In six minutes, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming... — So says Wes Holloway, a once-cocky and ambitious presidential aide, about the day that changed his life forever. On that Fourth of July, Wes put Ron Boyle, the chief executive's oldest friend, into the presidential limousine. By the time the trip came to an end, Wes w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446612128
ISBN-10: 044661212X
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 616
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3.5 stars, based on 325 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
This book is a hunderd pages too long -- I felt like it would never end. The premise is something you would think would be a great book or movie, but man -- didn't feel like it was going anywhere at certain points. Sometimes it felt like every single moment had to be reviewed in painstaking steps, and then towards the end, it got sloppy with so many details that were brought up towards the end, but were never really resolved. Best part of the book -- Nico in the truck. Those who have read it know what I'm talkin' about.

It's a decent book to take with you on a trip, but overall, I would say not one of Meltzer's better stories.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good beach read, or the kind of book you could get into on a plane. Interesting plot.
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Wes Holloway, a hotshot presidential aide, is wounded in an assassination attempt that kills the president's close friend. Eight years later, the dead man reappears, disfigured but very much alive and apparently stalking the former president. Wes thinks he can figure out what's going on, but to do so he must decipher a two-century-old code and penetrate the secrets of Masonic history.
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Helpful Score: 2
I like Brad Meltzer; this isn't his best work, but it's a good summer read.
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not too bad. awful long and drawn out. characters are only so-so. But decent plot. At times when Nico was in full pursuit I felt I was reading DaVinci code again.
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An intricately woven thriller that has you guessing right up to the end.

From back cover: Six minutes from now, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming. So says Wes Holloway, a once-cocky and ambitious presidential aide, about the day that changed his life forever. On that day, Wes put the president's oldest friend, Ron Boyle, into the presidential limousine. By the time the trip came to an end, Wes was permanently disfigured, and Boyle was dead, the victim of a crazed assassin. Eight years later, Boyle is spotted, alive and well, in Asia.
In that moment, Wes has the chance to undo the worst day of his life. Trying to figure out what really happened takes Wes back to a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle, disturbing secrets buried in Masonic history, and a 200-year-old secret code invented by Thomas Jefferson.
But what Wes doesn't realize is that the Book of Fate holds everyone's secrets. Especially the ones worth dying for. The Book of Fate. What does it say about you?
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This well-researched book is a scary scenario of what happened when corrupt, power hungry members of three of the nation's major security agencies hatched a devious scheme to achieve great wealth at the taxpayers' expense. For their plan to work, it required complicity that reached the nation's highest office. Lots of complex characters and nail-biting action.


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