Faded Coat of Blue

Faded Coat of Blue

Book - 2000
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A British immigrant is hired to serve as a confidential agent to Union General George McClellan and soon finds himself investigating the death of a Union officer while the Civil War rages all around him.

A recent immigrant to this land -- where American has taken up arms against American -- Abel Jones finds himself mysteriously chosen as confidential agent to General George McClellan, the "savior of the Union."No stranger to the cruel paradoxes of war, Jones is asked to investigate the death of Anthony Fowler, a young volunteer captain shot through the heart outside an encampment of raw recruits. Fowler was one of the North's "golden youth," envied and idolized, an impassioned abolitionist and sole sone of a powerful merchant dynasty. Instantly, his murder is blamed on the Confederates -- but whispers haunt the death of this fallen martyr, leading Abel Jones from the blood of the battlefield through the intrigues of Washington, D.C., and into a web of secrets and sinister relationships where evil and good intertwine...and where heroes fall prey to those who cherished them the most.

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A recent immigrant to the U.S. finds himself serving as an agent to General George McClellan and investigating the murder of a dynamic young captain, in a tale of mystery and suspense set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Reprint.

Publisher: 2000
ISBN: 9780380797394
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Aug 29, 2013

Loved it! Well written, great sense of the social mores of the times, historically well researched, very believable protagonist, and fantastic side characters, a solid plot. Looking forward to another one of his!

wagner4 Dec 28, 2012

I just discovered this author by accident and highly reccommend his work. The life and times during the Civil War and his romantic attitude is incredible. I read all of his books with a pen at hand to record his thoughts. And this is all wrapped around mystery and the Civil War. I wait for a new treasure from his pen.

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