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"'Sherman's Eagle' does, however, take place in Sacramento and Atlanta, and it has enough plots and subplots to fill a playbook. Steroid scandal. Murder. Missing persons. Civil War antiquities. Racism. A beloved college professor."

- The Sacramento Bee

"This is one of those books where the plot twists are earned; it is hard to put the book down when you pick it up. You'll want to toss it at the nearest fire a few times, but then you make the mistake of opening it up again. It is also great to have an actually reluctant hero, who is on the cusp of being forced to participate in the quest, and yet wants to see it to the end. This is a great book, and you will love reading it."

-San Francisco Book Review

"Blankenship's attention to detail is rewarding. His use of bits of lesser-known Sacramento history helps the story move along but doesn't dry out the momentum, something first time authors often do without realizing.This is a perfect book for summer reading."

-Christine Gillespie,
Rabbit Creek Journal

About the Author

A 1999 graduate of Sacramento State University specializing in Communications, Devin Blankenship has spent the last 13 years with the Sacramento Kings(NBA) Media Relations Dept. as an intermediary between local/national media and the team’s athletes,including such notable personalities as Vlade Divac, Chris Webber, Mike Bibby, Ron Artest, Tyreke Evans and many more. Blankenship also penned exclusive content as the lead writer for the team’s website, Kings.com, and season-ticket holder magazine, Fanfare, for five years. A Sacramento native, Blankenship currently resides in his hometown with his loving wife, Lori, and two young children, Jack and Aly. Sherman’s Eagle is his first foray into fiction and took five years to research, write and edit.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: 916 Publishing (June 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985601604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985601607
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,805,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

A 1999 graduate of Sacramento State University specializing in PR, Devin Blankenship has spent the last 13 years with the Sacramento Kings (NBA) Media Relations Dept. as an intermediary between local/national media and the team's athletes, including such notable personalities as Vlade Divac, Chris Webber, Mike Bibby, Ron Artest, Tyreke Evans and many more. Blankenship also penned exclusive content as the lead writer for the team's website, Kings.com, and season-ticket holder magazine, Fanfare, for five years.

A Sacramento native, Blankenship currently resides in his hometown with his loving wife, Lori, and two young children, Jack and Aly. Sherman's Eagle is his first foray into fiction and took five years to research, write and edit.

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Good story, good character development and plenty of surprises.
James Ham
I also enjoyed the way the author weaved the contemporary story with the historical narrative.
Paul Ritz
So looking forward to receipt of this much anticipated first release.
Cathy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Clark on August 8, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Blankenship's debut novel is as likable as the wistful, idealistic protagonist it chronicles. Weaved adroitly throughout the plausible plotline is a suspenseful inclusion of Northern California history and cleverly crafted fictional elements. The author forges beyond commonly held knowledge regarding life during the Gold Rush era and gives justice to an often overlooked, underappreciated piece of California lore. Mr. Blankenship's inaugural work isn't without guilty pleasures all suspense readers crave: The relationships evolve naturally and without clichéd force, the suspense is authentic; exhibiting deft timing of a variety expected from veteran thriller authors, his characters prove worthy of our concern and perhaps most impressively, the work is imbued with a delightfully malevolent antagonist hell bent on greed and destruction (of both the characters we've learned to love and their endearing quest to save history from a unhappy conclusion). Kal's innocent naiveté juxtaposes harmoniously with an unbending quest for truth, redemption and satisfaction in a job well done. These attributes leave the reader rooting for Kal as if he was a trusted friend, brother or long lost comrade in arms. Blankenship has created a character who reminds us a little of ourselves, a clever writing mechanism more often attempted than achieved, particularly for an author so new to a genre rife with hackneyed works.

Enjoy Sherman's Eagle for its homages to yesteryear, a vivacious cast of characters employing fist-pumping quantities of moxie and youthful verve, and an overlapping appreciation for history that renders this more than a fun read, but a smart one as well.
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By Xavier on April 21, 2013
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This was a GREAT book to read. For me, my attention span is very short. It usually takes me weeks to read a book. This book was so good that I finished it in three days. This book has made me very curious and interested in the history of Sacramento. Thank you for that.

Devin has set the bar so high for himself. If he decides to do a second book, I will be sure to pick it up. Great book. Can't wait for the movie!!!
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By Nancy D. on December 1, 2012
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Fact and fiction, woven together seamlessly. Make no mistake...this is a work of fiction. But there is just enough fact to send you to Google to find out if "this" is really true.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Timmy B on July 17, 2012
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Extremely entertaining book and I found myself having trouble putting the book down which resulted in me finishing the book in 3 days. Very good detail and you can tell the author did his homework as he described the Sacramento downtown and old sac to a T. The author kept me on the edge of my seat with twists and turns, overall this is by far the best book I've read in a long time and hope for a sequel in the near future. Recommend this to everybody!
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