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The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer

The Book of Fate (edition 2006)

by Brad Meltzer

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A two-hundred-year-old code devised by Thomas Jefferson becomes the key to a present-day conspiracy at the highest levels of Washington and the power elite of Palm Beach.
Title:The Book of Fate
Authors:Brad Meltzer
Info:Warner Books (2006), Hardcover
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Tags:First Edition, Action Thriller

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The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer



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I went on a Brad Meltzer kick for a little while and binge read through his books. That being said, I can't remember the exact details of this one! I remember enjoying it well enough (especially where conspiracy theories are involved, like the masons and their role in politics and government, etc.) ( )
  justagirlwithabook | Aug 2, 2018 |
Kinda turned me off about halfway through and I lost interest. ( )
  Kim_Sasso | Mar 14, 2018 |
As expected with a Brad Meltzer novel, The Book of Fate is very complex filled with plot turns and conspiracies. I expected a lot more information about Thomas Jefferson and the Masons. There was some tie-in to the story but not as much as I expected. Wes, the first person main character had quite a few insecurities and blemishes. Meltzer spent a lot of time on Niko that didn't really go anywhere. Maybe, I'll read another Meltzer book. ( )
  buffalogr | Oct 22, 2017 |
Nutshell--Good, engaging, but not even as complex as a Castle episode/mystery

While a good page-turner, I figured out the alleged surprise identity of a hidden "person behind it all" about a third of the way into the book. It didn't diminish some of the suspense or other side-mysteries, but it felt a bit going-through-the-numbers to me.

I decided to read this because I wondered why Brad Meltzer was getting such big reviews and sales; his Identity Crisis for DC Comics was my first exposure to him and I still haven't forgiven him for his ruination of Ralph & Sue Dibny (not to mention the cascading domino-theory problem from his retconned ideas in said mini-series).

Will I read more Meltzer? Sure, if the topic at hand is interesting to me, but I won't be expecting a mystery that keeps me guessing. He's more a thriller writer than mystery I suppose, but when all you know is the author's marketing & book covers, that's how they seem at first blush to this reader.

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  SESchend | Sep 6, 2017 |
ummmmm...average beach book ( )
  Brumby18 | Oct 15, 2016 |
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