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The novels begins at a tense moment in the smoky office of Detective Allan Pinkerton, the irascible head of Pinkerton's detective agency. Pinkerton grudgingly agrees to send Bronwyn to confederate territory in Montgomery Alabama for a simple assignment. However, this assignment turns out to be more than either bargained for as Bronwyn's fellow Pinkerton operatives are murdered in front of her and she along must unravel a plot by Southern successionists to assassinate the newly elected Abraham Lincoln.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%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:    -   1600-1899 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage    -   preventing/finding assassin Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South    -   Mid-Atlantic states

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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