Lincoln's Hand

Lincoln's Hand

by Joel Fox


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Unable to close his previous case against the Monument Bomber, Senior FBI Special Agent Zane Rigby has been re-assigned to uncover a secret. Is Abraham Lincoln's body in his grave?

When DNA from a hand found with a blackmail note traced back to 1901 matches the DNA from bone taken at Lincoln's autopsy, Rigby is shuffled off to Springfield, Illinois where all manner of obstacles threaten his success. He discovers a local congressman hiding a dreaded secret, a strange doctor who claims he can perform medical miracles and his own ill-timed urge to rekindle a relationship with his college sweetheart.

And then there is the dead body of a young woman found near Lincoln's Tomb.

As the Monument Bomber threatens to strike again, Rigby searches for redemption in solving the murder and discovering the secret buried in Lincoln's tomb.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615880099
Publisher: Bronze Circle Press
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Series: Zane Rigby Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Joel Fox likes to say he has a long rap sheet in California politics. For three decades he has been a taxpayer and small business advocate, served on numerous state commissions, worked on many ballot issue campaigns, and advised a number of candidates. He is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.

Authoring hundreds of opinion pieces, Fox has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle as well as other newspapers and websites.

Fox completed the Los Angeles FBI Citizens Academy program gaining a deeper understanding of the FBI and its mission.

Growing up in Massachusetts, Fox says he got his love of history breathing the air in the Boston area, often driving past the homes of the presidents Adams and visiting many historical sites.

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Lincoln's Hand 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
lupoman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a page-turner and a fast read. The story is fascinating and very edge of your seat exciting. I discovered a new author in Joel Fox, and I hope he writes another book with the same protagonist.
delphimo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a Zane Rigby mystery with Zane as an older FBI agent trying to hold on to his job until retirement. In this story, set in Springfield, Illinois, Zane encounters his college sweetheart, only to lose her a second time. The story brings up many interesting facts about the burial of Abraham Lincoln, and the housing of brain fragments as DNA samples. I never realized that poor Lincoln was exhumed and reburied, and many attempts have been made to steal the body. This is an easy read, and does not delve into the psychology of the crime as an Elizabeth George novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pleasing mix of intrigue, twisty plots, historical context, familiar characters, a bit of sexual tension, and enough action to keep me reading when I should have been doing other things. I mostly read non-fiction but this was an enjoyable diversion and would make a great beach or vacation book. The prose is clean and never gets in the way of the story while supporting just enough of the classic murder mystery flavor.