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The Lincoln Deception (A Fraser and Cook Mystery Book 1) Paperback – August 27, 2013
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Set in 1900, this impressive debut novel from historian Stewart (American Emperor) opens with Jamie Fraser, an Ohio country doctor, agonizing over the cryptic deathbed revelation of 85-year-old John Bingham, the respected statesman who tried the conspirators in the 16th president's murder: Mary Surratt, an accomplice to assassin John Wilkes Booth, privately confessed to Bingham a secret that threatened the survival of the republic. Along with Speed Cook, a black ex-baseball player and aspiring newspaperman, Fraser obsesses over parsing this secret, which could reveal a conspiracy that reaches beyond Booth to the higher powers of the Union and the Confederacy. Traversing New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the amateur sleuths confront henchmen of the shadowy Sons of Liberty, racist mobs, and powerful financiers, whose cotton-trading connections are somehow tied to the fateful night at Ford's Theater. Eschewing the wild fantasies of many conspiracy thrillers, Stewart constructs a plausible version of history that works as both fiction and speculative inquiry. Agent: Will Lippincott, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. (Sept.)
About the Author
David O. Stewart is an award-winning author and the president of the "Washington Independent Review of Books". He is the author of several acclaimed histories, including "Madison s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America"; "The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution";" Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln s Legacy"; and "American Emperor: Aaron Burr s Challenge to Jefferson s America". Stewart s first novel is "The Lincoln Deception".
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I enjoyed Speed Cook's (former baseball player's) role in this book, even though in real life, he never would have gone on this adventure, he definitely added some color to the conversation...making us rethink how we think. He was a very strong character that really helped Dr. Fraser (a naive doctor from Ohio) grow.
If you're a history buff, if you like historical figures taking on a fictional role and meeting with other historical figures to create a new tale of why Lincoln was assassinated...this is the book for you.
All in all, considering I only paid something like $3.00 for "The Lincoln Deception" ( I got free shipping for being a Prime Member) it passed the time.
What if there was a larger conspiracy behind the assassination?? How far did it stretch? Who all was involved? What are the stakes? And 30+ years later: can they unravel it??
This is fine historical fiction with a couple of very life-like protagonists who give us a look at the larger world of the US at that time, as well as the smaller look-ins on the lives and character of the people actually living those times....and the times before.
Stewart is an author of American History and provides a real thriller with a goodly amount of detail even I --as something of a Civil War buff-- was quite unfamiliar with. Great yarn and I'd recommend---Yes!