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The Counterfeit Twin (Socrates Cheng mystery series, #3)
     

The Counterfeit Twin (Socrates Cheng mystery series, #3)

by Steven M. Roth
 

A SECRET WORTH KILLING FOR . . . .

When Socrates Cheng is hired by a Civil War museum to investigate a burglary and to recover stolen documents, he comes face-to-face with the most perilous and controversial investigation of his career as he learns that the documents contain an explosive and deadly secret: that revered Confederate General Robert E. Lee was

Overview

A SECRET WORTH KILLING FOR . . . .

When Socrates Cheng is hired by a Civil War museum to investigate a burglary and to recover stolen documents, he comes face-to-face with the most perilous and controversial investigation of his career as he learns that the documents contain an explosive and deadly secret: that revered Confederate General Robert E. Lee was born a black slave who passed for white.

Pressed hard by the museum to recover the documents before their incendiary content becomes public, and suspected by homicide cops of having committed murder in the course of his investigation, Socrates races to protect the museum’s most closely guarded secret and to establish his own innocence.

The Counterfeit Twin marries the suspense of an intricate murder mystery with glimpses into Civil War history, southern plantation slave life, and the strange behavior of modern-day Civil War reenactors.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940154218402
Publisher:
Blackstone Press
Publication date:
01/10/2017
Series:
Socrates Cheng mystery Series , #3
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
735,569
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Because Steve has been a student of Chinese and Greek cultures, philosophy and history for more than three decades, and continues to be intrigued by the often contradictory contributions each of these remarkable and disparate civilizations has made to American culture, he has created a character — Socrates Cheng — who is one-half Greek and one-half Chinese. In Steve’s first two books  — MANDARIN YELLOW  and THE MOURNING WOMAN — Socrates’ dual heritages play a major role in the crimes he must solve.

Steve holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and history from Pennsylvania State University and a law degree from Duke Law School. He now is retired from law practice and has occasionally worked as a freelance writer focusing on computer network security and related IT technical matters. He lives with his wife in Washington, DC.

 

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