Saturday, October 28, 2006

Book Review: "The Book of Fate"

Brad Meltzer's latest potboiler, The Book of Fate, is another "political thriller" filled with nefarious plots and grand conspiracies, assassination attempts and various surprising moments of spycraft. It's not great. But it's a quick, semi-suspenseful read even if the conclusion doesn't end up being a surprise at all. The only real quibble I had with it was how Meltzer tried to work in the Freemasons, but never quite managed to do it effectively ... making it appear a half-baked contrivance designed to cash in on the Da Vinci Code-inspired cabal-mania.

Nothing special, but not awful.

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