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.