Abraham Lincoln is one of the most recognizable people, let alone presidents, in the history of the United States.
The action begins in October of 1775, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd - and $200,000 in cash. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln's tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.
CRITICS HAVE SAID
- “Lively dialogue and a fascinating narrative make this an entertaining read.”
–School Library Journal
- “A sizzling tale of real-life historical intrigue”
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- Sheinkin, Steve. The Notorious Bene dict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery. Flash Point, 2010.
- Swanson, James L. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. Scholastic, 2009.