A Lincoln and Speed Mystery #2
Crooked Lane Books
On Sale: June 12, 2018
Featuring: Abraham Lincoln
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A murder aboard a steamboat forces Abraham Lincoln to
make a fateful choice—one on which the future of the nation
may hang, if his client doesn’t first—in this gripping
follow-up to critically acclaimed author Jonathan Putnam’s
“masterfully crafted” (Alex Grecian) debut, These Honored
Newly minted trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln is riding the
circuit, traveling by carriage with other lawyers and a
judge to bring justice to the remote parts of Illinois.
Meanwhile, Lincoln’s close friend Joshua Speed steams up the
Mississippi River aboard a steamboat owned by Speed’s
father. Suddenly, his journey is interrupted when a rigged
card game turns to violence—and then murder.
Speed enlists Lincoln to defend the accused, but soon they
come to discover that more than just the card games are
crooked aboard the Speed family’s ship. As the day of
judgment hurtles toward them, Lincoln must fight to save the
life of his client while also preserving the cause he holds
Meticulously researched and deftly plotted, Jonathan F.
Putnam’s second Lincoln and Speed mystery, Perish from
the Earth, revolves around a true historical murder
that, while nearly forgotten today, was one of the most
infamous crimes of the nineteenth century and played a key
role in driving the nation toward civil war.
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