Novelist Brad Meltzer is a great guy and we here at Pop-Topia just wanted to not only congratulate him on the release of his latest novel today, but also let our readers know that a great new page-turner is available.  The Fifth Assassin returns Beecher White, hero of Meltzer’s The Inner Circle to the world of political thrills. But don’t believe our word for it, check out this brief description:

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States.

Four have been successful.

But now, Beecher White–the hero of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Inner Circle–discovers a killer in Washington, D.C., who’s meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

Beecher is about to discover the truth: that during the course of a hundred years, all four assassins were secretly working together. What was their purpose? For whom do they really work? And why are they planning to kill the current President?

Beecher’s about to find out. And most terrifyingly, he’s about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.

Sounds pretty cool right?  Well, for those who may just need a little more help, Brad has placed the FIRST CHAPTER on his website, so if you click those words back there, you’ll be able to go and read away!

In support of the new novel, Brad will also be making appearances across the country, starting today in New York City at Union Square’s Barnes & Noble at 7:00 pm. You can find all his other appearances HERE and if you’re hitting the Philadelphia stop of the tour, don’t be a stranger! These events are always fun, as Brad Meltzer is a great public speaker, telling tales from the set of his History Channel series Decoded and answering all sorts of random, sometimes conspiracy-laden fan questions.

As of this writing, was selling the title for nearly 50% off at just under $16. CLICK HERE and pick up a copy, then get it signed when you meet him! In the virtual world, you can find Brad Meltzer on Facebook, Twitter and on his very own website.