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4.0 out of 5 stars Great action, January 15, 2013
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This review is from: The Fifth Assassin (Hardcover)
Most of the time it takes me 50-60 pages to get into a book. I was turning the pages like a madman in this one by page 5.

This book has action and intrigue from the start to the surprising and chaotic end.

Meltzer and Baldacci seem to both be able to make librarians work as a heroes in an action/suspense book. Amazing! You take an awkward character who does what he needs to do when it is in the line...makes for great and interesting reading to anticipate how the character will adjust to the situations.

My only complaint is that the premise regarding the assassins is a bit far fetched and casts a bit of a "REALLY?" in your mind as you read the book. In a way it makes the story more interesting but a bit too unbelievable at the same time. Read and judge that part for yourself though.

This does not however detract from the fact that this is a really good action/suspense read that is imaginative and even though it is in a crowded writing genre comes off as original. The fact that Meltzer throws a lot of historical data into his books just makes them that much more enjoyable for me.

Thanks Mr. Meltzer for giving me a book good enough to distract me from the misery of a rainy day stuck at the airport.
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Initial post: Feb 14, 2013 12:20:04 PM PST
The Fifth Assassin was better than the Jefferson Key by Steve Berry and I love Steve Berry's books, both books are about assassination conspiracies.
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