Pacing. Brad Meltzer reprises The Culper Ring from previous novels for his latest book, The Fifth Assassin. First-time Meltzer readers are likely to be confused and frustrated, but fans of the series can use the earlier novels as a solid foundation for understanding the characters and motivation in the new novel. I found his pacing to be rapid, and my interest remained engaged and focused through 432 pages. Meltzer left enough uncovered for another installment. Readers who are willing to suspend disbelief for this imaginative plot are rewarded by a fast moving thriller.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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