Miami native Brad Meltzer is a nine-time bestselling author of historical and political thrillers. He hosts two shows on the History Channel, Lost History and Decoded. He’s given anti-terrorism advice to the Department of Homeland Security, hobnobbed with George H.W. Bush, and spent hours poring over Lincoln assassination history.But a couple of years ago, Meltzer learned something new: Four of the eight men who conspired to assassinate America’s 16th president were sent to suffer on the island prison of Fort Jefferson, in the Dry Tortugas off Key West. “Of course, everything crazy comes back to South Florida,” Meltzer says.Now the obscure historical fact provides part of the setting for Meltzer’s new thriller.