INTERVIEW WITH BRAD MELTZER

   THE ESCAPE ARTIST by Brad Meltzer once again proves he is the master of secrets.  His books always delve into the hidden stories of the characters and governmental conspiracies.  He has a knack for finding out and then writing about interesting topics that are not widely well-known, incorporating them into a thrilling story. The book starts off with a bang when one of the passengers jumps out of a plane without a parachute before it crashes to the ground.  It might have received little notice except that one of the passengers was the Librarian of Congress and a good friend of President Orson Wallace. A little tidbit, this is the...

Brad Meltzer’s THE HOUSE OF SECRETS Reviewed

THE HOUSE OF SECRETS Brad Meltzer June 7th 2016 Grand Central Publishing THE HOUSE OF SECRETS by Brad Meltzer with Tod Goldberg is the first book in a riveting new thriller series. Most authors are well known for their writing style and Meltzer is no different, as he has become the king of the conspiracy mystery. Not only does this plot hold the reader’s attention, but it also keeps them off balance and navigating through the twists and turns. Espionage, government corruption, family secrets, blackmail, betrayal, murder, and a historical conspiracy are all incorporated into the plot. The main protagonist is Hazel Nash. Meltzer has done with...

Brad Meltzer talks about THE HOUSE OF SECRETS

The House of Secrets delves into espionage, government corruption, family secrets, blackmail, betrayal, murder, and historical deceptions. Meltzer has become the king of the mystery conspiracy. This book questions whether Benedict Arnold was a traitor and the implications it has regarding the death of the host of an investigative conspiracy TV show. His daughter, Hazel Nash, attempts to find answers while working with FBI agent Trevor Rabkin. Elise Cooper: How did you get the idea for the story? Brad Meltzer: Eight years ago at the National Archives I was shown the Oath of Allegiance. Those who signed it agreed not to betray the US. One of...

THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW by Brad Melzter

Damn you Brad Meltzer. I picked up THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW (Grand Central) to read for an hour or so before bed. Well, that was a mistake, though my mine not Mr. Meltzer’s. I ended up getting out of bed, making coffee and reading the book in basically one sitting. Full of real history that Meltzer researches like the scholar of America he is, cover-ups and conspiracies and no stop action this is one hell of a ride. A severed arm found in the rose garden sets off a string of problems, not the least of which is someone sneaking onto the white house grounds. Beecher White (from THE INNER CIRCLE and THE FIFTH ASSASSIN) is called in and his life...

An Interview with Brad Meltzer

THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW powerfully delves into the treatment of those enlisted in the military, the relationship between a father and child, and how ordinary people can make a difference. This complex novel explores the power of government and the military over an individual’s life, the intrigue of having a supposed history nerd, Beecher, able to save the Presidency, and the emotional pull of family relationships. Elise Cooper: You have a dedication quote, “Today I know: I’ll never get over losing my parents. And I don’t want to. They deserve to be remembered. These books-and the characters within-taught me that.” Please explain. Brad...