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FREE DOWNLOAD ð The Hour of Peril The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War Ó Daniel Stashower the two time Edgar awardwinning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl uncovers the riveting true story of the Balti Plot an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve ofDays the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne Americas first female private eyeAs Lincolns train rolled inexorably toward the seat of danger Pinkerton struggled to unravel the ever changing details of the murder plot even as he contended with the intractability of Lincoln and his advisors who refused to believe that the danger was real With time ru. There is no mystery how this book will end Lincoln survives his journey and is inaugurated as President of the United States And yet somehow Daniel Stashower has turned historical fact into a nail biting thriller I was expecting essentially a biography of Lincoln's time leading up to his presidency but the whole first third or so of the book is really a biography of Allen Pinkerton the man who created the profession of private investigators It's fascinating I cannot wait to give this book to my history buff father in law The only thing which keeps me from rating it 5 stars is that there were so many names that sometimes I lost track and would have really appreciated some sort of glossary andor chronological timeline as an appendix that I could refer to occasionally Otherwise though it was outstandingI received an advance copy from the publisher through Bookbrowsecom but the book is scheduled to be published next month February 2013 so it's not too long of a waitFor readers' advisors story doorway is primary character setting secondary No sex or onscreen violence just the plotting thereof

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Nning out Pinkerton took a desperate gamble staking Lincolns lifeand the future of the nationon a perilous feint that seemed to offer the only chance that Lincoln would survive to become president Shrouded in secrecyand later mired in controversythe story of the Balti Plot is one of the great untold tales of the Civil War era and Stashower has crafted this spellbinding historical narrative with the pace and urgency of a race against the clock thrill. I borrowed this book because I have never heard of any attempt to assassinate Abraham Lincoln back in 1861 during his trip to Washington to be inaugurated in as president of the United States before the Civil War Of course we know that any attempt to murder Lincoln in 1861 was unsuccessful The book has a good start and even gave the background to the detective Alan Pinkerton the famous Private investigator that eventually helped coined the phrase “private eye” The author wrote in a dramatic fashion and told the story like a thriller Perhaps the novel like suspense eventually hurt the book since towards the middle of the book I started wondering whether there was really any attempt to murder Lincoln and by the end of the book I was totally disappointed For a book that was sold as a secret plot to murder Lincoln there was in the end nothing really concrete of aconspiracy of an immediate threat that was unearth to murder Lincoln beyond rumors drunken men talking secret agents listening in to people in bars and brothels and some nutcases getting together filled with self importance Essentially the book was about Pinkerton and others who were worried and eventually convinced Abraham Lincoln to secretly sneak into Washington DC rather than enter through Balti and Maryland publicly which at that time had many pro Confederate sympathizer I would say this book and the event was totally disappointing The only action you will get is when Pinkerton punched a Congressman when he escorted Lincoln off the railroad station because he was paranoid and didn’t know whom the Congressman was I thought that captured pretty accurately the paranoia of Pinkerton and what to me is Pinkerton and the author’s misjudgment In the end the plotters whom Pinkerton’s men spied upon weren’t even arrested and went back to normal life without being uestioned or detained which made me wonder how much of a threat there really was in the first place when proper authorities didn’t even take action

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The Hour of Peril The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil WarDaniel Stashower the two time Edgar awardwinning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl uncovers the riveting true story of the Balti Plot an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil WarIn February of 1861 just days before he assumed the presidency Abraham Lincoln faced a clear and fully matured threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration Over a period of thirteen. This is a wonderful book about the detective Allan Pinkerton and how he uncovered and foiled a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln before he became president Pinkerton grew up in Scotland where he developed strong feelings for social reformation He immigrated to the United States where he lucked into solving a counterfeiting ring Soon he found his way into the business of running a private detective agency Pinkerton had strong feelings against slavery As an abolitionist he raised money for John Brown Pinkerton even ran a station in the underground railway prior to the Civil WarSo it is seems that Pinkerton had a strong affinity for Abraham Lincoln But that is not exactly how he got involved with Lincoln Pinkerton was hired to protect the railroad that was transporting Lincoln to his inauguration in Washington DC Pinkerton hired men and women to fill important roles in his agency He was flabbergasted that women wanted to work for him; but he took a chance and it paid off wellI won't add any spoilers here Let me just say that even though this is a history book it reads like a detective novel Some parts of it were thrilling while occasionally it lost some momentumI listened to this book as an audiobook narrated by Edoardo Ballerini His voice is a perfect match for the book