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Pages: 368

Language: English

Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.: Reprint edition (12 Nov. 2013)

By: Timothy L. O'Brien (Author)

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A nation shattered by its president rsquo:s 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. O rsquo:Brien 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 Temple rsquo:s life in jeopardy mdash:and will endanger the fragile peace of a nation still torn by war.
Temple rsquo:s quest to bring the conspirators to justice takes him on a perilous journey through the gaslit streets of the Civil War ndash:era capital, into bawdy houses and back alleys where ruthless enemies await him in every shadowed corner. Aided by an underground network of friends mdash:and by his wife, Fiona, a nurse who possesses a formidable arsenal of medicinal potions mdash:Temple must stay one step ahead of Lafayette Baker, head of the Union Army rsquo:s spy service. Along the way, he rsquo:ll run from or rely on Edwin Stanton, Lincoln rsquo:s 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 America rsquo:s most beloved presidents mdash:and who participated in the plot to derail the train of liberty that Lincoln set in motion.

Praise for The Lincoln Conspiracy
ldquo:History as a dangerous, inventive game . . . fascinating. rdquo: mdash:Martin Cruz Smith
ldquo:A notable fiction debut with an appealing detective hero and plenty of action. It gets off to a fast start and never stops. rdquo: mdash:Library Journal
ldquo:A historical puzzle as labyrinthine and grandiose as Scheherazade rsquo:s tales . . . As clever as Sherlock Holmes, as wily as Pendergast in Preston and Child rsquo:s series, and wickedly funny on top of it all, the irresistible McFadden is due to return in a sequel mdash:thank goodness! rdquo: mdash:Booklist (starred review)
ldquo:[A] fast-paced, well-conceived adventure . . . There is nothing more fun than losing oneself in O rsquo:Brien rsquo:s rich and riotous mixture of reimagination and fact. rdquo: mdash:Historical Novels Review
ldquo:Gripping . . . The history and overall arc of the novel are superb . . . and Temple McFadden proves to be a worthwhile hero. rdquo: mdash:Associated Press

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