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Shadows of Glory (Abel Jones #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  320 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
In a snow-swept Northern town, Union officer Major Abel Jones struggles to solve the riddle of Federal agents tortured to death, an act of stunning brutality cloaked in fear and lies. Confronted with murder and madness, sedition and seances, selfless patriotism and haunting passions, Abel is duty-bound to succeed, even though the ghosts of his own past-when his uniform was ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by HarperTorch (first published September 1st 2000)
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Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
At first I commended the author on how well he mimicked the prejudices and small mindedness of the average 19th Century person. Then I found out who he is in real life and realized that those are his actual opinions today and it's no great stretch. Books are still entertaining, though. He's a talented writer.

But don't BUY them if you're a liberal. Get them from the library. You don't want your money going to this Fox News contributor who has vilified captured servicemen in uniform, called for th
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent 2nd of six books in the series. Here is the review from

A Union agent dies on a snow-swept moor above a New York lake. A man who calls himself "the Great Kildare" delights notables with seances and mesmeric trances. A strange, red-haired girl whose odd "features summed to beauty" makes uncanny prophecies while clutching a terrible secret. Immigrants are torn between support for Lincoln's war and sullen hatred. And an officer with a limp appears at a burial ....

Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
The second installment in Owen Parry's series of mysteries set during the Civil War proves to be almost as enjoyable as the first, although I was a little disappointed that it is really more of a thriller than a detective story.

Parry sends his hero to the state of New York to investigate whether the Irish population are on the verge of uprising against the federal government. The story twists and turns, much like the first novel did, and contains the same mix of real historical figures and some
Oct 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Sometimes you happen upon an author and it is your lucky day! I had a copy of Owen Parry's first book, Shadows of Glory, in my house for years and never read it for some reason. Last week when I was "out of books" from the library, I picked it up and found that it is the second book in a series. I immediately put the first book, Faded Coat of Blue, on order and read it. It has gotten me back to reading about the Civil War, which I have always enjoyed. This one, Shadows of Glory, was as good as t ...more
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Details - the author is a master of details. And these details, combined with finely developed characters and an interesting plot make for a good read.

Jenkins comment: other reviews will go over the story line.

My choice for most moving passage --

Abel Jones has gone to a Jewish tailor to get a new uniform. (The tailor was introduced in the first Abel Jones novel) The tailor's son is planning on enlisting. The tailor wants Jones to convince his son not to enlist. Able tries but the son explains t
Dick Whittington
Mar 19, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, rated-1-star, quit
Slow, slow, slow. Put down and walked away at two different points in the first third of the book. Came back to see if it sped up and got better during my absence. Sadly the answer each time was no. At this point I am abandoning my efforts and moving on to something else in my ever-expanding 'to read' stack.
Bill Taylor
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful historical fiction revolving around the civil war -- set in the finger lakes of NY in early 1862. The voice of the 1st person narrator (Maj Able Jones) is unique, engaging, and fascinating. This novel is a joy to read
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. This series is one of my favorites. Civil War Mystery.

This author's books are hard to find. I have to order them on-line as they are not stocked in any of the bookstores I frequent.
Terry P.
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
For those that enjoy Civil War era novels you will certainly enjoy this one. Union officer Major Abel Jones struggles to solve the riddle of Federal agents tortured to death. He must struggle to solve the crimes through fear, lies, sedition, seances and even his own past.
Mark Shannon

Just keeps getting better. Already a hundred pages into the 3rd in the series.
Mar 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
A Civil War mystery in which Abel Jones, a Union officer and government agent, must discover and destroy a Fenian uprising. Fresh writing and writing.
Andrew Chmyr
Right up there with the rest of the books in this series.
Audrey Lawson
Apr 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
I loved the first book in the series, but I did not enjoy this story. Plot was muddled, and I didn't want to read "let it bide" one more time.
Apr 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
More from Able Jones. Always worth the read
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