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From Kirkus Reviews The 1923 murder of a Civil War veteran leaves a trail of conspiracy, cover-up and corruption stretching from the Battle of Gettysburg to the halls of the Harding-era Congress and the fledgling Bureau of Investigation (precursor to the FBI). Someone is killing elderly Civil War veterans and BI agent Seth Armitage must discover what links the victims in ...more
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Harold Kasselman
Jul 13, 2014 Harold Kasselman rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book a 10 I would. this was absolutely superb. It has everything you could want in an historical fiction work. This is an imaginative plot about a conspiracy which spans 60 years. While you may correctly guess the conspirators' ultimate aim, getting there is superbly done. The author brings to life the 20's in the context of a story that begins during the Civil War. The gross misconduct and corruption of the Harding administration, especially its Justice department, are ...more
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Jun 08, 2011 Frcs added it
Exciting debut novel. Works as a "cliffhanger" mystery novel as well as a historical action adventure with a a strong romance vein. Excellent writing throughout - reminded me of Frederick Forsyth and Wilbur Smith. Timothy Ashby is a writer to be watched - would love to see more of his work.
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Wow just wow! I downloaded this book in November or December and, I just got to it. What an unbelievably great book. If you just like history, you’ll want to read this, if you love mysteries, you’ll want to read this. If you love historical fiction, you’ll want to read this book. It has it all. I am astounded by the amount of research that must have gone into the writing of this book: Separating fact from fiction “forget about it!” Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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Jun 15, 2013 Ken Miller rated it really liked it
Good historical fiction that interweaves the early 1920s with the Civil War. Enjoyed how author worked historical figures (Hoover, Lindbergh) who were early in their lives in to the story. Descriptions of Gettysburg were accurate and made feel as though I were in the scenes. Look forward to more works from Timothy Ashby.
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So Far? This is an impressive 5-Star read - Kirkus was wrong. Compelling, unusual plot - very well-worthwhile.
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Timothy Ashby worked in Washington, D.C. as a counter-terrorism consultant to the U.S. State Department, and a senior official at the U.S. Commerce Department. He held two Top Secret security clearances and worked with a number of colorful characters, including members of the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Command.

Before and after his career in Washington, Ashby led a peripatetic life.
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