political scene in 1838 Springfield, Illinois is a hotbed
of discord marked by violence and ill-will. The upper-class
however have thrown their annual summer gala to celebrate
the Fourth of July. The partisan divide is vast and many people
feel it can never be healed. Abraham Lincoln, still a young
man just shy of 30 years of age, remains a fair and just man.
a local politician is murdered during the fireworks celebration
and Lincoln’s political rival Henry Truett is charged
with the crime Lincoln and his best friend Joshua Speed decide
situation is made further complex by the sudden appearance
of Lincoln’s father and stepbrother. Soon after anonymous
letters begin to surface in the local press and dire threats
are made towards Lincoln and his loved ones.
F. Putnam has graced readers with a historical masterpiece.
The place, the people, and the time are artistically drawn
and I found myself becoming emotionally involved in Lincoln’s
life, as well as intrigued by the intensity of the still young
this is not an on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller, it is indeed
an exciting read. In many ways, the book feels like a history
class comes alive.
novel is pure gold for mystery buffs and history devotees.
In my humble opinion, Final Resting Place deserves a spot
of honor in your home library and a prominent place on the
very top of your to-be-read list this summer!
of other titles in this series
From The Earth #2
Resting Place #3