Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Giveaway: The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy O'Brien

Today we are pleased to announce a giveaway of The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy O'Brien to Historical Tapestry as part of his blog tour!

About the Book

Publication Date: September 18, 2012 | Ballantine Books | 368p

DESCRIPTION: A nation shattered by its president’s murder. Two diaries that reveal the true scope of an American conspiracy. A detective determined to bring the truth to light, no matter what it costs him

From award-winning journalist Timothy L. O’Brien comes a gripping historical thriller that poses a provocative question: What if the plot to assassinate President Lincoln was wider and more sinister than we ever imagined?

In late spring of 1865, as America mourns the death of its leader, Washington, D.C., police detective Temple McFadden makes a startling discovery. Strapped to the body of a dead man at the B&O Railroad station are two diaries, two documents that together reveal the true depth of the Lincoln conspiracy. Securing the diaries will put Temple’s life in jeopardy—and will endanger the fragile peace of a nation still torn by war.

Temple’s quest to bring the conspirators to justice takes him on a perilous journey through the gaslit streets of the Civil War–era capital, into bawdy houses and back alleys where ruthless enemies await him in every shadowed corner. Aided by an underground network of friends—and by his wife, Fiona, a nurse who possesses a formidable arsenal of medicinal potions—Temple must stay one step ahead of Lafayette Baker, head of the Union Army’s spy service. Along the way, he’ll run from or rely on Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s fearsome secretary of war; the legendary Scottish spymaster Allan Pinkerton; abolitionist Sojourner Truth; the photographer Alexander Gardner; and many others.

Bristling with twists and building to a climax that will leave readers gasping, The Lincoln Conspiracy offers a riveting new account of what truly motivated the assassination of one of America’s most beloved presidents—and who participated in the plot to derail the train of liberty that Lincoln set in motion.

About the Author

Timothy L. O’Brien is the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post, where he edited the 2012 Pulitzer Prize–winning series about wounded war veterans, “Beyond the Battlefield.” Previously, he was an editor and reporter at The New York Times. There, he helped to lead a team of Times reporters that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. O’Brien, a graduate of Georgetown University, holds three master's degrees -- in US History,Business and Journalism -- all from Columbia University. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.


About the Giveaway

We have one copy of the book to giveaway

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  1. just rest this great book, and would love to have a copy to a friend who loves everything connected with Lincoln.
    thanks for the giveaway!
    Emma @ Words And Peace
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Always hopeful,
    Sandy Luck

  3. Absolutely love everything that has to do with Lincoln! Would love a copy of this book :-)


  4. Absolutely love everything that has to do with Lincoln! Would love a copy of this book :-)


  5. This sounds like a very interesting read. Lincoln has always grabbed my attention. Thank you for the chance in the giveaway. :)


  6. I *love* reading conspiracy theory books. I'm interested!


  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

  8. We just saw the movie "Lincoln" last weekend, which was so well done and very emotional. Would love to read this book on the same subject matter. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Susan Audrey
    susanaudrey35 at gmail dot com

  9. This novel is fascinating. many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. I would savor this book. thanks for this giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. I love historical fiction of this era. I've been interested in this book since I first saw a review of it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Fascinating stuff - thanks for the giveaway!