[PDF/EPUB] The First Assassin By John J. Miller



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  1. says:

    Usually people say that thrillers are taut which is an odd sort of metaphor You want your sheets to be taut if you care about that sort of thing You want your sails to be taut if you want the wind to take you anywhere But why does a book have to be taut? The only thing I can figure out is that tautness implies tension which is another thing you always hear about thrillers is that they are tense A taut rope has a lot of stored up

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    Well researched and entertaining but something about the writing style particularly the dialogue and over explaining every character's action failing to show don't tell didn't connect with me At times the dialogue reminded me of co

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    At first one might think ho hum another presidential assassin story but once you are into it you just might not be able to put it down This is told primarily from the point of view of the Colonel who is in charge of keeping President Abraham Lincoln generally safe when nobody but himself believes that one or killers might be out to assassinat

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    “The First Assassin” was a well written historical novel The events portrayed were realistic as were the various characters in the story The story is about Abraham Lincoln's first days in office and the growing conflict between the north and south The south has just attacked Fort Sumter and has formed a plan to have

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    Well as the stars indicate I thought it was OK Its a rather long and somewhat tedious story of an assassin picked by two conservative Southerne

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    Good historical thriller though you obviously know the outcome of a plot to assassinate Lincoln in 1861 The development of the minor characters is fine though only one Colonel Rook is fully developed throughout the book The historical details are well done and thoroughly researched The end felt a bit rushed with a lot of loose ends tied up a bit too neatly but otherwise it was a good read

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    A nice piece of historical fiction about one of my favorite historical eras the Civil War Not the most exciting book but one that I think conveys well the speed of the times I love the portrayal of Lincoln it captures his

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    This is an excellent thriller set in the first month of Lincoln's presidency The characters are realistic and the action is believably from the 19th century too much historical fiction lets 21st century attitudes and methods seep into the story this one doesn't

  9. says:

    Not sure how to rate this To me it is a kind of book that I would take to the beach I don't like typical beach reads but it is a very fast read and I will read anything fiction or non fiction that is connected to

  10. says:

    Nicely written and historically framed story about a fictional early assassination attempt against Abraham Lincoln The pace is propulsive I enjoyed the ride but really savored the very interesting and accurate look at Washington DC early in Lincoln’s presidency Also well and accurately depicted are the Fort Sumter confrontation slavery practices and the clashing attitudes as the Civil War began One star off because the writing

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Summary õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ John J. Miller

Winter 1861 the United States teeters on the brink of civil war In Washington DC Colonel Charles P Rook is tapped to organize the district’s security and to protect president elect Abraham Lincoln from the death threats pouring in to the White House He surrounds the president with bodyguards and fills the city’s rooftops with sharpshooters diligently investigating the conspiracies being fome. Well researched and entertaining but something about the writing style particularly the dialogue and over explaining every character s action failing to show don t tell didn t connect with me At times the dialogue reminded me of corny 80s action movies taking me away from the Civil War era setting That said it s a well plotted novel that delivered some genuine thrills and was hard to put down particularly during the third actDescribed by Vince Flynn as like The Day in the Jackal set in 1861 Washington this book is likely to appeal most strongly to people who understand Flynn s reference I m sure a cinematic adaptation of this would be fun to watch as well

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Nted with increasing intensity by Southern secessionists Yet amidst the chaos and confusion a foreigner slips unnoticed into the teeming city Hired by a wealthy Southern planter to eliminate President Lincoln and destroy the Union once and for all the assassin catches Rook’s attention by cutting down anyone who gets in his way As the bodies begin to pile up Rook realizes he is caught in a dang. Good historical thriller though you obviously know the outcome of a plot to assassinate Lincoln in 1861 The development of the minor characters is fine though only one Colonel Rook is fully developed throughout the book The historical details are well done and thoroughly researched The end felt a bit rushed with a lot of loose ends tied up a bit too neatly but otherwise it was a good read

Summary õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ John J. Miller

Erous game of cat and mouse with a cold blooded killer who will stop at nothing to complete his mission Rook’s only hope is Portia a runaway slave who holds the key to the assassin’s identity if she can stay alive long enough to deliver it Packed with dynamic characters rich period detail and a chillingly sinister villain The First Assassin is a riveting thriller for fans of historical ficti. This is an excellent thriller set in the first month of Lincoln s presidency The characters are realistic and the action is believably from the 19th century too much historical fiction lets 21st century attitudes and methods seep into the story this one doesn t