"...a historical puzzle as labyrinthine and grandiose as Scheherazade's tales...As clever as Sherlock Holmes, as wily as Pendergast in Preston and Child's series, and wickedly funny on top of it all, the irresistible McFadden is due to return in a sequel--thank goodness!"
"The history and overall arc of the novel are superb...and Temple McFadden proves to be a worthwhile hero.""...a superb job of mixing historical fact with bold speculation...Timothy O'Brien's husband-and-wife team proves a unique one. Fiona has more moxie than the majority of 19th-century women, and Temple's aversion to firearms sets him apart from the majority of his contemporaries. All in all, a fine historical mystery." - BOOKLIST
-- BookReporterPraise for The Lincoln Conspiracy
“History as a dangerous, inventive game . . . fascinating.”—Martin Cruz Smith
“A notable fiction debut with an appealing detective hero and plenty of action. It gets off to a fast start and never stops.”—Library Journal
“A historical puzzle as labyrinthine and grandiose as Scheherazade’s tales . . . As clever as Sherlock Holmes, as wily as Pendergast in Preston and Child’s series, and wickedly funny on top of it all, the irresistible McFadden is due to return in a sequel—thank goodness!”—Booklist
“[A] fast-paced, well-conceived adventure . . . There is nothing more fun than losing oneself in O’Brien’s rich and riotous mixture of reimagination and fact.”—Historical Novels Review
“Gripping . . . The history and overall arc of the novel are superb . . . and Temple McFadden proves to be a worthwhile hero.”—Associated Press
From the Back Cover
"The Lincoln Conspiracy is a hell of a good read. It's 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
A nation shattered by its president'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'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
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's most beloved presidents--and who participated in the plot to derail the train of liberty that Lincoln set in motion.