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 »man who wishes she could prove herself in battle. And Captain Frederick Dasher, serving in the First Virginia Cavalry under General Jeb Stuart, isn't sure why he's there.« less
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