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On Secret Service book. Jakes, the author of over 60 books, including the eight-part Kent Family Chronicles, the North and South Trilogy, and innumerable short stories of the American West, returns to his well-trod Civil War stomping grounds in the engrossing On Secret Service. The story of a war John Jakes is to historical American fiction what Stephen King is to horror: a one-man industry.
John Jakes is to historical American fiction what Stephen King is to horror: a one-man industry.
The shadow war between the Secret Services of the Federal and Confederate governments provides the backdrop for this story. Jakes, as usual, adroitly interweaves a cast of fictional and historical characters, placing them in historical places and events. Michael Kramer's steady voice moves the exciting plot, with all of its twists and turns, at an even pace. He is especially good with the narrative portions.
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John Jakes, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestselling . On Secret Service - John Jakes. I really enjoyed this book. It takes you right into the events leading up President Lincoln's assassination.
John Jakes, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestselling North and South Trilogy, returns to the Civil War era with the story of two couples divided by war and allegiance, who discover that love doesn’t take sides. A Rebel sympathizer’s affection for a former Pinkerton detective turned Union agent cannot save him from the horrors of a Richmond prison. A Confederate officer sacrifices his rank to save an actress taken captive while posing as a Union soldier.