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The Gettysburg Conspiracy

Will Hutchison (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-5650-8 ©2009
Price: $19.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 344 pages
Category/Subject: FICTION / Historical

A plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Ian Carlyle must at all costs protect his brother, their family name, the honor of Britain, and, indeed, the President of the United States.

Ian David Carlyle, a seasoned officer of the Crimean War, is brought into the American Civil War as an observer for Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. He is forced against his will to become entangled in a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. He must protect his Queen, his country, the family name, and, indeed, the President of the United States. Follow Ian Carlyle’s adventures through battles, romance, political intrigue, and betrayal to the brink of his own destruction in a small Pennsylvania town named Gettysburg.

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Customer Reviews

  A pleasant surprise! , 12/13/2009
Reviewer: Rebecca Stephens
I was skeptical. As an avid reader – a woman – who loves thrillers and historical fiction but has never been a fan of military or war novels, I must admit I was less than thrilled when a friend first handed me a copy of The Gettysburg Conspiracy. I thought, “Gee thanks, yeah, sure… whatever,” and I put it on the shelf…until one weekend I found myself stranded with an injured foot and nothing new to read. Nothing, that is, but Will Hutchison’s story of a British soldier and the American Civil War. I was pleasantly surprised to find in this book an captivating plot with complex characters and skillfully woven. I could not put it down. From the first page, the author told an intriguing tale and kept my interest, imparting just enough detail to inform but not bore. He provided clear insight into the personalities of actual political and military figures of that day, as well as the complexities of its fictional hero, Ian Carlyle. He dazzled me with each element of the dress of the period and enlightened me with the intricacies of the social mores of that time. But as a woman, I must say I was most impressed with the author’s ability to capture, and keep, my attention with sexual tension, passion, tenderness yet dare I say it – unbridled lust – that is timeless and in the case of this story, not at all gratuitous. Word has it that the author has another book in the works. I can’t wait to see what Ian, the hero, the loyal Englishman, the ardent lover – does next. And I won’t have to be stranded to find out! If you’re a history buff, military maven……or a hopeless romantic – expand your scope, treat yourself, and be held captive by the Gettysburg Conspiracy. You’ll be glad you did!

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  Very believable story , 01/27/2010
Reviewer: Bob O'Connor
The Gettysburg conspiracy is the second in the Ian Carlyle series. Will Hutchinson is known for his very authentic historical fiction books, and this is no different. This very believable account brings Ian Carlyle to America as an observer during the Civil War. Ian, a veteran of the Crimean War in Britain, gets involved in a diabolical plot to harm Abraham Lincoln as the president travels to Gettysburg to dedicate the National Cemetery on November 19, 1863. Carlyle is put in a precarious position taxing his integrity as he balances his brother’s plans against what he knows to be right. The book twists and turns until the reader is put in the position of not being able to put the book down until he knows the outcome. Maps and drawings help add to the authenticity of the story. If you like reading about the Civil War, you will really enjoy this book.

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  Top-notch Historical Thriller , 02/07/2010
Reviewer: Steve Harrington
Will Hutchison's latest Ian Carlyle adventure is a compelling read from start to the unexpected finish. Full of twists and turns that surprise and capture the reader. His superb attention to historical detail makes the story even more convincing, as he weaves the fictional characters among real historical figures. In the end you are left wondering why Lincoln wasn't assassinated sooner, and most of all you want more of Ian Carlyle. When Hutchison writes the next Ian Carlyle novel, count me in.

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