Alice and the Assassin
Crooked Lane Books
On Sale: May 8, 2018
Featuring: Alice Roosevelt; President William McKinley
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In 1902, Alice Roosevelt takes it upon herself to
investigate the assassination of former president William
In 1902 New York, Alice Roosevelt, the bright, passionate,
and wildly unconventional daughter of newly sworn-in
President Theodore Roosevelt, is placed under the
supervision of Secret Service Agent Joseph St. Clair, ex-
cowboy and veteran of the Rough Riders. St. Clair quickly
learns that half his job is helping Alice roll cigarettes
and escorting her to bookies, but matters grow even more
difficult when Alice takes it upon herself to investigate
a recent political killing—the assassination of former
president William McKinley.
Concerned for her father's safety, Alice seeks
explanations for the many unanswered questions about the
avowed anarchist responsible for McKinley's death. In her
quest, Alice drags St. Clair from grim Bowery bars to the
elegant parlors of New York's ruling class, from the
haunts of the Chinese secret societies to the magnificent
new University Club, all while embarking on a tentative
romance with a family friend, the son of a prominent local
And while Alice, forced to challenge those who would stop
at nothing in their greed for money and power, considers
her uncertain future, St. Clair must come to terms with
his own past in Alice and the Assassin, the first in R. J.
Koreto's enthralling new historical mystery series.
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