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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (178 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John J. Miller Narrator: Kevin Stillwell Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Washington, DC, 1861: As the United States teeters on the brink of civil war, Colonel Charles P. Rook organizes security in the nation’s capitol and monitors the death threats pouring in to the White House. He surrounds Abraham Lincoln with bodyguards, covers rooftops with sharpshooters, and investigates rumors of conspiracy fomented by secessionists. Yet amidst the chaos and confusion, a mysterious killer slips into the teeming city. Hired by a wealthy Southern planter to eliminate President Lincoln and destroy the Union once and for all, the assassin catches Rook’s attention by cutting down anyone who gets in his way.

As the bodies begin to pile up, Rook realizes he is caught in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a cold-blooded killer who will stop at nothing to complete his mission. Rook’s only hope is Portia, a runaway slave who holds the key to the assassin’s identity, if she can stay alive long enough to deliver it. Packed with dynamic characters, rich period detail, and a chillingly sinister villain, The First Assassin is a riveting thriller for fans of historical fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the most exciting thrillers I have read in a long, long time. This is historical fiction at its best and John J. Miller is the hot new author everyone will be talking about.”

    Brad Thor

  • “An excellent book.”

    Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Pursuit of Honor

  • “A great ride.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marcia Welch liuzzo | 2/20/2014

    " Started out slow, but once the story was woven together, couldn't put it down. Very well written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ian D | 2/19/2014

    " The premise of the book was a good idea, but the storyline and character development did not meet my standards. 3 stars at best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Denes House | 2/14/2014

    " Fast-paced, interesting, and riveting as it races to its exciting conclusion. Satisfying both as a novel and as a glimpse into the beginnings of the American Civil War. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Teresa Hill | 2/7/2014

    " Historical Fiction, so far so good! Stopped reading felt like a history lesson. "

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