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The Civil War has just begun. The Southern states are seceding, and Maryland is torn between North and South. In Baltimore, a wealthy and influential shipping magnate named Elias Liberty is financing and assembling a military force to invade Washington, D.C. and depose the "tyrannical" Lincoln administration. A congressman who stands in Liberty's way is murdered, prompting a government investigation.
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The investigator is John Benedict Carver, a private detective and veteran of the Mexican War. He is recruited by an old friend to work for a secret organization within the War Department to infiltrate Confederate espionage. Carver is despondent following the recent deaths of his wife and daughter, and he accepts the assignment as a way to escape from his grief.

The trail takes Carver to Baltimore, where he meets a boardinghouse widow named Lucille Winters. As widows they share their pain and grow affectionate. Meanwhile, Carver learns that there is more to the Liberty investigation than just a simple murder. What begins as a routine investigation becomes a race against time as Carver must uncover the sinister plot and expose Liberty before he launches his troops on the defenseless U.S. capital.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   american civil war period Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   investigating murder of politician(s) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War-time military intelligence mission?    -   Yes Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil corporation/billionaire

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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