At Harper's Ferry [NOOK Book]

Overview

The book that started it all. Jack Blackwood is a lonely drunk who starts a detective agency in the heart of Washington DC. As Fort Sumter is attacked, he and his partner Ezra are embroiled in a case that could change the very course of the war: the son of a retired congressman has gone missing, along with military papers outlining the Union's Anaconda Plan. At the heart of the matter is a beautiful prostitute, a trail of dead men, and a spy who will stop at nothing to deliver the plans to the ...

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At Harper's Ferry

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Overview

The book that started it all. Jack Blackwood is a lonely drunk who starts a detective agency in the heart of Washington DC. As Fort Sumter is attacked, he and his partner Ezra are embroiled in a case that could change the very course of the war: the son of a retired congressman has gone missing, along with military papers outlining the Union's Anaconda Plan. At the heart of the matter is a beautiful prostitute, a trail of dead men, and a spy who will stop at nothing to deliver the plans to the Confederacy. The investigation uncovers murder, blackmail, and the plight of a woman scorned. Will Jack survive the first bitter taste of war?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011487279
  • Publisher: Paul Westwood
  • Publication date: 8/24/2011
  • Series: Blackwood Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,356
  • File size: 386 KB

Meet the Author

Born in a time that is quickly becoming only a memory, Paul Westwood is an author of several genres, with a concentration on horror and historical fiction in the style of the vintage Gold Medal series.

A graduate of Miskatonic University, Mr. Westwood also take an active interest in jabbernowling and boondoggling. He spends most of his other hours writing, listening to obscure music, and finding a good place to take a nap.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Somewhat disappointed this was not about the war at Harper's Ferry

    Many of my ancestor's fought and died during the battle of Harper's Ferry, so by the cover of this 450 page book, I was hoping for a fictionalized story about that battle. Unfortunately, this book is not about the war, it just takes place during the same time period. Fortunately, it is a very good book. It is about a private investigator, looking for a young man, of prestigious family, who has disappeared with a satchel full of goverment papers. The young man was being blackmailed at the time of disapperance. Through many mis- steps, getting beat up, following false leads, and having a rather rough time of completing his assignment, everything eventually works out, if not satisfoctoray, then adequietly. Very well edited for a freebie. No cursing, sex, preaching or magic. Some rather mild violence. For mystery lovers ages 16 and up.

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    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Good book!

    The story utilizes events at the time of Harpers Ferry using espionage as the basid for the plot.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

    Interesting, kept interest and kept moving. I figured out the vi

    Interesting, kept interest and kept moving. I figured out the villian about halfway but still an interesting read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Recommend reading

    I really enjoyed reading this story that took place during the civil war era.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Kentucky41

    Enjoyed this book. Reminded me of the old western books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    There is a reason why this book was free. The author should hav

    There is a reason why this book was free. The author should have spent just a little bit of money to have it proof-read. I am on page 170 and I will not be reading further. The storyline may be good, but I can't really get into the story because the glaring typos and incomplete revisions break concentration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    458 pages Too Long

    A nice read but too long - By page 382 I lost intreast

    Austin TX

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Cheap

    3rd grade level. Adult story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Very good

    More a mystery than a story of Harper's Ferry. Worth the read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Blackwood

    Easy read and an adventurous story!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    I really enjoyed this story.Another part of history to enjoy.

    I really enjoyed this story.Another part of history to enjoy.

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