Goodreads First Reads: The Lincoln Letter by William Martin
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About The Lincoln Letter: Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington head for adventure in Washington D.C., the sleek, modern, power-hungry capital of America, and the crowded, muddy, intrigue-filled nexus of the Civil War. Their prize? A document of incredible historical importance and incalculable value: Abraham Lincoln’s diary.
What if Lincoln recorded his innermost thoughts as he moved toward the realization that he must free the slaves? And what if that diary slipped from his fingers in 1862? When a recently discovered Lincoln letter suggests that the diary is still out there, Peter and Evangeline must contend with forces that will stop at nothing to find it. Some want the diary for its enormous symbolic value to a nation that reveres Lincoln. But others believe it carries a dark truth about Lincoln’s famous proclamation—a truth that could turn elections and change the nation. Peter and Evangeline must beat these villains to the prize, or risk a future that corrupts the vision that Lincoln fought for.
From William Martin, the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Constitution, The Lincoln Letter is a breathless chase across the Washington of today as well as a political thriller set in our besieged Civil War capital. It is a story of old animosities that still smolder, old philosophies that still contend, and a portrait of our greatest president as he passes from lawyer to leader in the fight for a new birth of freedom.
(Ends June 25)