Friday, November 12, 2010
THE INNER CIRCLE
Beecher (Benjamin) White is an archivist working at the National Archives in Washington. Trying to help his childhood friend Clemmi find out the identify of her father, he and his coworker are giving her a tour when they accidentally stumble upon a document hidden in the private vault that the President uses.
When his coworker turns up murdered, Beecher and Clemmi don't know where to turn or who to trust. Everyone is suspect as they learn about the Culper Ring, a small clandestine group of private citizens who have been privy to the inner circle of the presidency for centuries.
The action heats up as Beecher delves into the sitting President's personal history and he is soon running for his life; trying desperately to find out the truth before it's too late.
Mr. Meltzer has written a very tight, tense and enjoyable mystery.