this author is one of my favorites and i usually just read them review sight unseen. i enjoyed this book very much but it is not his best. it is very interesting about how the secret service starts and there is a love story included. worth a read
A Fascinating account of how the Secret Service began and a powerful new perspective on a war the world can't forget, The Civil War. This is story of two couples, divided by war and allegiance, who discover that love does not take sides. A great book!!
I really enjoyed this book. It takes you right into the events leading up President Lincoln's assassination. I got sucked into the events and found myself hoping that the book's protagonist would be able to thwart the assassination, though I knew it couldn't happen.
a story of 2 couples taking place in the civil war, divided by war and allegiance, who discover love does'nt take sides. Overshadowing them all is a mans outspoken hatred of abraham lincoln and a date with destiny that will shock a nation
John Jakes, the acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestselling North and South Trilogy, returns to the Civil War with On Secret Service -- the story of two couples, divided by war and allegiance, who discover that love doesn't take sides. A Rebel sympathizer's affection for a former Pinkerton detective turned Union agent cannot save him from the horrors of a Richmond prison. A Confederate officer sacrifices his rank to save an actress taken captive while posing as a Union soldier. Overshadowing them all is an actor's outspoken hatred of Abraham Lincoln -- and a date with destiny that will shock a nation and change the course of history.
This is the last untold battle of the Civil War... the war of spies and espionage, of ciphers and codes, of dangerous undercover work
deep behind enemy lines. Following the lives of 2 couples, intermingling with historical figures, Jakes takes the reader from the political halls of Washington to the battlefields of Virginia, from the horrors of a Confederate prison to the sudden violence of the New York draft riots, from the inner workings of a vast conspiracy to the formation of the Secret Service.A very moving story!