Lincoln's Ransom [NOOK Book]

Overview

A gang of counterfeiters plans to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln from its Springfield tomb on election night, 1876, then demand ransom from the Illinois governor. Sterling Packard, undercover Secret Service agent, infiltrates the gang and tries to thwart the plot. When the train bearing Lincoln’s hidden body is robbed by Jesse James’ gang, and Packard is caught in a perilous situation.

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Lincoln's Ransom

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Overview

A gang of counterfeiters plans to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln from its Springfield tomb on election night, 1876, then demand ransom from the Illinois governor. Sterling Packard, undercover Secret Service agent, infiltrates the gang and tries to thwart the plot. When the train bearing Lincoln’s hidden body is robbed by Jesse James’ gang, and Packard is caught in a perilous situation.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044411500
  • Publisher: Tim Champlin
  • Publication date: 3/27/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,415,445
  • File size: 300 KB

Meet the Author

John Michael Champlin (uses his Confirmation name,Tim, as a pen name) was born in Fargo, North Dakota, the second child of a large-animal veterinarian and a primary school teacher. He was reared in Nebraska, Missouri and Arizona.
During his high school days, he played football and track and was later on the track team in college. Following his 1955 graduation from St.Mary's High School in Phoenix, he moved with his family to Tennessee when his father was transferred.
In 1960, as a senior at Middle Tennessee State College, Tim won first place in Men's Original Oratory at the state Forensic meet at Maryville College.
In 1964, he declined a job offer as a Border Patrol agent with the U.S. Immigration Service to finish work on his Master of Arts degree in English at Peabody College, Nashville (now a part of Vanderbilt University).
During his thirty years in the U.S.Civil Service, he wrote short stories and magazine articles. One of his short stories appeared in "The American Way"--American Airlines' in-flight magazine. Branching out from magazine writing, he began his career as a historical novelist with SUMMER OF THE SIOUX in 1982. Since then more than thirty of his novels have been published.
Champlin has achieved a notable stature in being able to capture that time in complex, often exciting, and historically accurate fictional narratives. His stories contain unconventional plots, striking historical details, sharply defined characters--all of which keep the reader turning the pages.
Some of his subjects feature lumber schooners sailing the West Coast, early-day wet-plate photography, daredevils who thrill crowds with gas balloons and the first parachutes, tong wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Basque sheepherders, and the Penitentes of the Southwest. His tales, whether set in the Civil War, Victorian England, or on the American frontier, are always highly entertaining.
He has twice been a Finalist in the Western Writers of America Spur Awards competition--in 1999 for the short story, "Color At Forty-Mile" and again in 2013 for his original paperback novel, THE SECRET OF LODESTAR. His latest novel was CROSS OF GOLD, published by Thorndike Press in October, 2013. His agent is currently marketing a completed manuscript, MARK TWAIN SPEAKING FROM THE GRAVE.
In 1994 he retired from the U.S. Civil Service. He and his wife, Ellen, have three grown children and ten grandchildren.
His hobbies include sailing, shooting, tennis, and typewriter collecting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Wrth time n money

    Worth time n money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    It not what I expected

    I thought it would more than what it is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Recommend

    Enjoyed this book, kept my attention and the characters made for an interesting read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Too long a story with 566pages

    Could cut out 250 pages and i would give it a higher rating

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    Wonderful read

    I love mystery books and this is a very good, fast read! Thank you for offering it as a free Friday selection! I HIGHLY recommend it! NO plot spoilers here! :)

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