At Harper's Ferry

At Harper's Ferry

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by Paul Westwood
     
 

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

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011487279
Publisher:
Paul Westwood
Publication date:
08/24/2011
Series:
Blackwood Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
43,779
File size:
394 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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At Harper's Ferry 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story utilizes events at the time of Harpers Ferry using espionage as the basid for the plot.
jjaxJG More than 1 year ago
Interesting, kept interest and kept moving. I figured out the villian about halfway but still an interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book. Reminded me of the old western books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this story that took place during the civil war era.
jt4 More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable reading with an unexpected ending.
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Enjoyable, easy read with slight historical background.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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A nice read but too long - By page 382 I lost intreast Austin TX
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3rd grade level. Adult story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More a mystery than a story of Harper's Ferry. Worth the read.
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Easy read and an adventurous story!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story.Another part of history to enjoy.
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