The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War

Daniel Stashower


"It's historical past that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller." Harlan Coben
Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award–winning writer of The attractive Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting real tale of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln at the eve of the Civil conflict within the HOUR OF PERIL.

In February of 1861, simply days prior to he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln confronted a "clear and fully-matured" possibility of assassination as he traveled by means of teach from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a interval of 13 days the mythical detective Allan Pinkerton labored feverishly to become aware of and thwart the plot, assisted via a charming younger widow named Kate Warne, America's first lady deepest eye.

As Lincoln's educate rolled inexorably towards "the seat of danger," Pinkerton struggled to resolve the ever-changing info of the homicide plot, at the same time he contended with the intractability of Lincoln and his advisors, who refused to think that the risk used to be actual. With time operating out Pinkerton took a determined gamble, staking Lincoln's life―and the way forward for the nation―on a "perilous feint" that appeared to supply the one likelihood that Lincoln might live to tell the tale to develop into president. Shrouded in secrecy―and, later, mired in controversy―the tale of the "Baltimore Plot" is among the nice untold stories of the Civil conflict period, and Stashower has crafted this spellbinding historic narrative with the velocity and urgency of a race-against-the-clock mystery.
A Washington submit Notable Nonfiction e-book of 2013
Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for top truth Crime
Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for most sensible Nonfiction
Winner of the 2014 Anthony Award for most sensible serious or Non-fiction paintings
Winner of the 2014 Macavity Award for top Nonfiction

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