Author: David O. Stewart
Categories: Historical Fiction
Book Type: Trade Paperback
In 1900, former Congressman John Bingham tells his doctor, Jamie Fraser, about a terrible secret he learned thirty-five years ago while prosecuting John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln--a secret that could destroy the republic. Then Bingham dies before revealing what he knows.
Obsessed with discovering Bingham's secret, Fraser encounters aspiring newspaper publisher Speed Cook--the last black man to play baseball in the big leagues. Navigating perilous social norms designed to separate blacks and whites, they set out to unravel the truth.
While dodging race riots, kidnappers, and muggers, elusive clues reveal an alliance between the nation's foremost cotton tycoon--with connections to a Northern pro-Confederacy faction--and the last general of the Confederate Army.
Now face-to-face with the treacherous pair, Fraser and Cook must survive long enough to expose the deception thrust upon the entire nation.