37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596
37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington 

by Brad Meltzer & Josh Mensch

One a 5-star rating, I give this a 3. It might be fewer, except that the book does include much historical detail not consolidated anywhere else, and I found that detail interesting. The chapters bounce back and forth between the various threads, which is somewhat confusing at first. Most annoying is that they seem to be trying very hard to make it a thriller, with gratuitous statements trying to make it exciting. It would have been more integrous had they presented the various evidences and not tried so hard to turn it into a thriller, and link events that may not in fact have any linkage. I felt that they had a goal to hit on the number of pages written.

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