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On Secret Service
On Secret Service
Author: John Jakes
Set in Civil War America, this novel follows the fortunes of a cast of young characters as the war makes an inevitable impact on their lives. Abolitionist Lon Price is a detective with the new firm known as Pinkerton's. Margaret Miller is a bubble-headed Southern belle. Rose Greenhow is a beautiful Confederate spy. Hanna Siegel is a young wo...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451204059
ISBN-10: 0451204050
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 462
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3.5 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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
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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!!
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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.
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"the story of two couples divided by the war."
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Truly enjoyed this book. Very suspenseful
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This book is about The Secret Service during the Civil War. John Jakes at his best.
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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


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