The Lincoln Conspiracy

The Lincoln Conspiracy

Audiobook CD - 2012
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A nation shattered by its presidents murder
Two diaries that reveal the true scope of an American conspiracy
A detective determined to bring the truth to light, no matter what it costs him
From award-winning journalist Timothy L. OBrien comes a gripping historical thriller that poses a provocative question: What if the plot to assassinate President Lincoln was wider and more sinister than we ever imagined?
In late spring of 1865, as America mourns the death of its leader, Washington, D.C., police detective Temple McFadden makes a startling discovery. Strapped to the body of a dead man at the B&O Railroad station are two diaries, two documents that together reveal the true depth of the Lincoln conspiracy. Securing the diaries will put Temples life in jeopardy--and will endanger the fragile peace of a nation still torn by war.
Temples quest to bring the conspirators to justice takes him on a perilous journey through the gaslit streets of the Civil War-era capital, into bawdy houses and back alleys where ruthless enemies await him in every shadowed corner. Aided by an underground network of friends--and by his wife, Fiona, a nurse who possesses a formidable arsenal of medicinal potions--Temple must stay one step ahead of Lafayette Baker, head of the Union Armys spy service. Along the way, hell run from or rely on Edwin Stanton, Lincolns fearsome secretary of war; the legendary Scottish spymaster Allan Pinkerton; abolitionist Sojourner Truth; the photographer Alexander Gardner; and many others.
Bristling with twists and building to a climax that will leave readers gasping, "The Lincoln Conspiracy" offers a riveting new account of what truly motivated the assassination of one of Americas most beloved presidents--and who participated in the plot to derail the train of liberty that Lincoln set in motion.
"History as a dangerous, inventive game. Fascinating."--Martin Cruz Smith
""The Lincoln Conspiracy" is a hell of a good read. Its an exciting thriller full of believable characters and absorbing history, and the end result is a page-turning blend of research and imagination."--David Liss

"From the Hardcover edition."

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio : Books on Tape, p2012.
ISBN: 9780449012147
044901214X
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr., 54 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Boehmer, Paul

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