Brad Meltzer- The Book of Fate (Hachette Book Group 2007) 3.5 Stars
As a presidential aide, Wes Holloway thought his life couldn’t get better, but it sure could get a lot worse in a heck of hurry. When an assassin shoots Boyle, the president’s best friend and adviser, as well as Wes Holloway things are never the same again. Left with half a functioning face and shattered confidence, Wes must try to cope with the after effects. Now Boyle has suddenly turned up again and Wes finds himself in danger from all sides. Can he find out what is going on before he winds up dead?
It started off pretty interesting, with all the foreshadowing comments from the main character. Then with the botched presidential assassination it was really good. Sadly it took a nose dive and was pretty slow for quite some time. Eventually it did slowly build up to a great explosive ending. It should have ended about twenty pages before it did though, as the ending was kind of pointless. I loved the characters in this book, they were very well done. I especially loved Rogo, Wes’ best friend, he helped the story along greatly and provided comic relief. The overall plot was really good; it had the potential to be a lot more fast-paced than it was. Overall the book was pretty good and I would recommend reading it.
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