In this dramatic, first-of-its-kind Civil War novel, shocking new information about the nation’s president is uncovered that throws the North’s entire military effort into doubt, and, indeed, challenges Abraham Lincoln’s legal right even to hold office. What’s worse, the incriminating documents are in the hands of a desperate adversary.
What are these new allegations? Could they possibly be true?
What must the North do to protect its war effort and
The responsibility for a counter-espionage operation is
assigned to Colonel Lafayette C. Baker, head of the War Department’s Secret
Service, who turns to his long-time friend Aaron Putnam to scuttle the rumors
and protect the war effort. Putnam is
well aware that he faces the hangman’s harsh noose as well as the loss of his