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Assassin of shadows : a novel

Autor: Lawrence Goldstone
Editorial: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2019. ©2019
Edición/Formato:   Libro impreso : Ficción : Inglés (eng) : First Pegasus Books cloth editionVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
Resumen:
Just after 4 p.m. on September 6, 1901, twenty-eight year old anarchist Leon Czolgosz pumped two shots into the chest and abdomen of President William McKinley. Czolgosz had been on a receiving line waiting to shake the president's hand, his revolver concealed in an oversized bandage covering his right hand and wrist. McKinley had two Secret Service agents by his side, but neither made a move to stop the assailant.  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction
Fiction
Persona designada: William McKinley; William McKinley
Tipo de material: Ficción
Tipo de documento Libro
Todos autores / colaboradores: Lawrence Goldstone
ISBN: 9781643131306 1643131303
Número OCLC: 1091129457
Descripción: 352 pages ; 23 cm
Responsabilidad: Lawrence Goldstone.

Resumen:

Just after 4 p.m. on September 6, 1901, twenty-eight year old anarchist Leon Czolgosz pumped two shots into the chest and abdomen of President William McKinley. Czolgosz had been on a receiving line waiting to shake the president's hand, his revolver concealed in an oversized bandage covering his right hand and wrist. McKinley had two Secret Service agents by his side, but neither made a move to stop the assailant. After he was apprehended, Czolgosz said simply, "I done my duty."Both law enforcement and the press insisted that Czolgosz was merely the tip of a vast and murderous conspiracy, likely instigated by the "high priestess of anarchy," Emma Goldman. To untangle its threads and bring the remaining conspirators to justice, the president's most senior advisors choose two other Secret Service agents, Walter George and Harry Swayne. What they uncover will not only absolve the anarchists, but also expose a plot that will threaten the foundations of American democracy, and likely cost them their lives.As in his other brilliant novels combining history and fiction, Lawrence Goldstone creates a remarkable and chilling tableau, filled with suspense and unexpected turns of fate, detailing events that actually might have happened. As Publishers Weekly observed in its starred review of the "exceptional thriller," Deadly Cure, "Goldstone again blends fact and fiction seamlessly."
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