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On Secret Service by John Jakes
Apr 01, 2001 | ISBN 9781101209349

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Praise for On Secret Service
On Secret Service draws you back into the Civil War and the wrenching days preceding Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. The factual details are simply astonishing: You walk the muddy streets, smell the acrid smoke of battlefields, and experience firsthand the inner workings of a vast conspiracy.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell
“The author saves the best for last in dealing with Lincoln’s assassination, bringing the drama to life by giving each of his protagonists a crucial role as the conspiracy unfolds with expert pacing and suspense. Jakes uncovers the little-known history of espionage and counterespionage during the War Between the States with his signature combination of meticulous research and epic narrative.”—Publishers Weekly
“Gripping, exciting, and historically accurate…a very good book.”—Library Journal
“An absorbing study of how human affairs stubbornly fall outside the simplistic categories of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’…”—Kirkus Reviews
“John Jakes has written another fine historical novel about his favorite period—The Civil War…Jakes is a wonderful storyteller, mixing fiction with fact and capturing the feel and flavor of that turbulent time.”—The Sunday Oklahoman
“Perhaps no author has made popularized American history more his own province than John Jakes…[He] does the invaluable service of any historical writer in transforming history’s dusty pages into a living account. An excellent job of conveying the horror of that war now dimmed by the passage of the years.”—Jacksonville Times-Union
“[Jakes] gets the big story right, while writing in a clear style, keeping the narrative moving briskly from cliff-hanger to cliff-hanger, serving up portions of steamy sex in between, and offering us plenty of heroes and heroines to admire and several villains to hate. Even a deep-dyed Civil War buff…will find himself turning the pages to see what happens next.”—Civil War Book Review

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