The Cosgrove Report: Being the Private Inquiry of a Pinkerton Detective into the Death of President Lincoln

The Cosgrove Report: Being the Private Inquiry of a Pinkerton Detective into the Death of President Lincoln

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by G.J.A. O'Toole
     
 

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The Cosgrove Report is both a gripping historical thriller and a new and entirely plausible solution to that still unanswered question: Why was Abraham Lincoln murdered? Republished to coincide with the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, this is a novel of immense power and imagination, based on meticulous research into the government’s official

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The Cosgrove Report is both a gripping historical thriller and a new and entirely plausible solution to that still unanswered question: Why was Abraham Lincoln murdered? Republished to coincide with the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, this is a novel of immense power and imagination, based on meticulous research into the government’s official records of the assassination and the forgotten memoirs of many eyewitnesses. The novel opens when a recently discovered nineteenth-century manuscript falls into the hands of modern-day private investigator Michael Croft. His assignment is to verify the historical accuracy of the papers, which reveal the shocking cover-up of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the alleged capture and death of John Wilkes Booth. The manuscript itself, written by Pinkerton detective Nicholas Cosgrove, plunges both Croft and the reader back into post-Civil War Washington, where Cosgrove is hired by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton to investigate rumors that Booth is still alive. His search brings him face-to-face with some of the most illustrious people of the period, and exposes a trail of lies and evasions equal to any modern day political scandal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802198662
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
523,591
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

GEORGE O’TOOLE was born in 1937 and worked for the CIA from 1966 to 1969. He was the author of several award-winning books, including the Encyclopedia of American Intelligence and Espionage; Honorable Treachery, a history of American intelligence; The Spanish War: An American Epic, 1898,' a Pulitzer Prize nominee; and An Agent on the Other Side, a novel. He died at the age of 64 in Mount Vernon, NY.

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The Cosgrove Report: Being the Private Inquiry of a Pinkerton Detective into the Death of President Lincoln 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
DANIEL HALEY More than 1 year ago
A great historical fiction novel that caused me to think of Michael Crichton because of the author's extensive footnotes. It's a great read.
SunnyDay1961 More than 1 year ago
This book is so believeable and parts of it were so engrossing that I couldn't put it down.
Lizzie46 More than 1 year ago
This was an absolutely wonderful, thrilling book to read. The kind where you keep saying "one more chapter" and find yourself still saying it six chapters later. Get a hot cup of cocoa, snuggle up in your favotire chair and go forit. Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you believe the ending or not, it is a fun read for mystery and history lovers. If you love both you will really enjoy this book.
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