Fans of Brad Meltzer’s political thrillers will rejoice with the publication of THE INNER CIRCLE. In addition to being a word craftsman of the highest order --- and if you dispute that, let me ask you: How many U.S. Presidents have you written speeches for? --- Meltzer is, from all appearances, an extremely humble individual, quick to give credit where credit is due. So it is that he gives President George H.W. Bush kudos for the inspiration that drove the writing of his latest novel, which is sure to take its proper place among the more interesting of his works of the past several years.