The Inner Circle is a wonderful political thriller. Beecher White is an archivist at the National Archives in Washington DC. Clementine Kaye is a woman from Beecher’s past who asks him to help her find his father, a man who attempted to murder the current president’s predecessor. Within the National Archives there is a room that only the President of the United States uses—a room that is used by the president to review classified documents. While Beecher is giving Kaye a tour he takes her into this special room in an attempt to impress her. By sheer accident they discover an old dictionary that was once owned by George Washington. Further inspection of the book reveals pages missing and, within an hour of their discovery, a man dies. Beecher wants to know what is going on and why people are so anxious to get the book back, while Clementine only wants to find her father. The story has twists and turns and is a quick and satisfying read. I highly recommend it and any other titles by Brad Meltzer.
Feb 17, 2012