The Curse of Cain

The Curse of Cain

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February 1865 - a Confederate Congressman hires Basil Tarleton, a psychotic and deadly master assassin to kill the Union by assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, in Washington, DC. Special agent Jack Tanner is dispatched by Jefferson Davis to stop him and avert "The Curse of Cain" being brought down on the South forever. What follows is an intriguing game of cat and mouse, hunter and hunted, weaving actual history with page turning fiction surrounding the most infamous assassination in American history. Was John Wilkes Booth a lone gunman? What was his real mission? And what about the missing pages in his diary that were never found? Was there a cover-up? The Curse of Cain follows the assassin and his hunter, both enemies in hostile territory, as they head for a collision with history and a conclusion that may change readers' minds about what actually happened on 14th April, 1865 at Fords Theatre.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 33mm | 544.32g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765310880
  • 9780765310880

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""The Curse of Cain" is Civil War fiction's "The Day of the Jackal"!" -- William Forstchen, "New York Times" bestselling co-author of "Gettysburg" "Espionage, conspiracy, skullduggery in high places - my kind of book! "The Curse of Cain" is a high-stakes, cat and mouse game with an ending that will blow you away!"--G. Gordon LiddyNationally syndicated radio show host and best-selling author of" Will, Out Of Control, The Monkey Handlers" and" When I Was A Kid This Was A Free Country" "A pivotal moment in American history comes alive with "you are there" authenticity. "The Curse of Cain" so seamlessly weaves fiction and fact, it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins." --Zell MillerU.S. Senator and former Governor of Georgia and best-selling author of" A National Party No More and Corps Values: Everything You Need To Know, I Learned In The Marines" ""The Curse of Cain" is the rare historical novel that reads like an airport thriller. Its rich research never gets in the way of the essential story: murder, sex, and intrigue during the dying days of the Civil War. The plot plummets at the speed of a Minie ball, with deadly and entertaining effect." --Tony Horwitz, Pulitizer Prize winner and bestselling author of" Confederates in the Attic"
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About J. Mark Powell

J. Mark Powell and L.D. Meagher are writers for CNN Headline News. They are Civil War buffs from opposite sides of the Mason-Dixon line. This is their first novel
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4 31% (8)
3 38% (10)
2 23% (6)
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