#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns
with a pulse-pounding new novel of lies and deception at the highest
levels of government.
There are stories no one knows. Hidden
stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National
Archives, I find those stories for a living.
says Benjamin January, a young archivist who spends his days working
with the most important documents of the U.S. government. When
Clementine Kaye, his first childhood crush, shows up at the Archives
asking for his help tracking down her long-lost father, Benjy tries to
impress her by showing her the secret vault where the President of the
United States privately reviews classified documents. It is also where
Benjy and Clementine accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact-a
200-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington-hidden
inside a desk chair.
Eager to discover why the President is hiding this
important national treasure, the two soon find themselves entangled in a
web of deception, conspiracy, and murder that will reveal the most well
kept secret of the U.S. Presidency.
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