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Chapter Sixty-Nine

Brad Meltzer

Walking the Line

Jessica Strawser

If you’re a history buff, you might know Brad Meltzer from the two History channel shows he’s hosted: Decoded (an investigation of unsolved mysteries and conspiracy theories) and Lost History (a search for missing artifacts). If you read suspense, perhaps you know him for his legal thrillers (Meltzer has a law degree and was once an intern on Capitol Hill), or for his Culper Ring Series of secrets and symbols in Washington, D.C. (the latest, The President’s Shadow, was released in June 2015). If you’re a parent, it may be the Ordinary People Change the World picture book series that comes to mind (he released four in 2014, including number one bestseller I Am Amelia Earhart), or ...

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