On Sale: June 4, 2019
Featuring: Walter George; Harry Swayne
Hardcover / e-Book
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Thriller Political | Thriller Historical
The latest historical thriller by New York
Times Notable mystery author Lawrence Goldstone plunges
readers into the dramatic events surrounding the
assassination of President William
Just after 4 p.m. on September 6,
1901, twenty-eight year old anarchist Leon Czolgosz pumped
two shots into the chest and abdomen of President William
McKinley. Czolgosz had been on a receiving line waiting to
shake the president's hand, his revolver concealed in an
oversized bandage covering his right hand and wrist.
McKinley had two Secret Service agents by his side, but
neither made a move to stop the assailant. After he was
apprehended, Czolgosz said simply, "I done my
Both law enforcement and the press insisted
that Czolgosz was merely the tip of a vast and murderous
conspiracy, likely instigated by the "high priestess of
anarchy," Emma Goldman. To untangle its threads and bring
the remaining conspirators to justice, the president's most
senior advisors choose two other Secret Service agents,
Walter George and Harry Swayne. What they uncover will not
only absolve the anarchists, but also expose a plot that
will threaten the foundations of American democracy, and
likely cost them their lives.
As in his other
brilliant novels combining history and fiction, Lawrence
Goldstone creates a remarkable and chilling tableau, filled
with suspense and unexpected turns of fate, detailing events
that actually might have happened. As Publishers
Weekly observed in its starred review of the
"exceptional thriller," Deadly Cure, "Goldstone
again blends fact and fiction seamlessly."
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