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  • The First Assassin
  • John J. Miller
  • English
  • 23 July 2017
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10 thoughts on “The First Assassin

  1. says:

    Usually people say that thrillers are taut which is an odd sort of metaphor You want your sheets to be taut if you

  2. says:

    Well researched and entertaining but something about the writing style particularly the dialogue and over explaining every character's action failing to show don't tell didn't connect with me At times the dialogue reminded me of corny '80s action movies taking me away from the Civil War era setting That said it's a well

  3. says:

    At first one might think ho hum another presidential assassin story but once you are into it you just might not be

  4. says:

    “The First Assassin” was a well written historical novel The events portrayed were realistic as were the various characters in the story The story is about Abraham Lincoln's first days in office and the growing conflict between the north and south The south has just attacked Fort Sumter and has formed a plan to have Abraham Lincoln assassinated The north has a conflict in its ranks as to how much the military should protect A

  5. says:

    Well as the stars indicate I thought it was OK Its a rather long and somewhat tedious story of an assassin picked by two conservative Southerners to go to Washington and kill Abraham Lincoln The book describes life in the United States just p

  6. says:

    Good historical thriller though you obviously know the outcome of a plot to assassinate Lincoln in 1861 The development of the minor characters is fine though only one Colonel Rook is fully developed throughout the book The historical details are well done and thoroughly researched The end felt a bit rushed with a lot of loose ends tied up a bit too neatly but otherwise it was a good read

  7. says:

    A nice piece of historical fiction about one of my favorite historical eras the Civil War Not the most exciting book but one that I think conveys well the speed of the times I love the portrayal of Lincoln it captures his brilliant wit in the

  8. says:

    This is an excellent thriller set in the first month of Lincoln's presidency The characters are realistic and the action is believably from the 19th century too much historical fiction lets 21st century attitudes and methods seep into the story this one doesn't

  9. says:

    Not sure how to rate this To me it is a kind of book that I would take to the beach I don't like typical beach reads but it is a very fast read and I will read anything fiction or non fiction that is connected to the Civil War or Lincoln Lincoln had a small part but he had some good lines of humor This was set in the time just before the war started and already assassin were after him I loved that a slave gir

  10. says:

    Nicely written and historically framed story about a fictional early assassination attempt against Abraham Lincoln The pace is propulsive I enjoyed the ride but really savored the very interesting and accurate look at Washington DC early in Lincoln’s presidency Also well and accurately depicted are the Fort Sumter confrontation slavery practices and the clashing attitudes as the Civil War began One star off because the writing though good

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The First Assassin

Erous game of cat and mouse with a cold blooded killer who will stop at nothing to complete his mission Rook’s only hope is Portia a runaway slave who holds the key to the assassin’s identity if she can stay alive long enough to deliver it Packed with dynamic characters rich period detail and a chillingly sinister villain The First Assassin is a riveting thriller for fans of historical ficti A nice piece of historical fiction about one of my favorite historical eras the Civil War Not the most exciting book but one that I think conveys well the speed of the times I love the portrayal of Lincoln it captures his brilliant wit in the face of unimaginable troubles If you like civil war fiction this story is worth the read

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Winter 1861 the United States teeters on the brink of civil war In Washington DC Colonel Charles P Rook is tapped to organize the district’s security and to protect president elect Abraham Lincoln from the death threats pouring in to the White House He surrounds the president with bodyguards and fills the city’s rooftops with sharpshooters diligently investigating the conspiracies being fome At first one might think ho hum another presidential assassin story but once you are into it you just might not be able to put it down This is told primarily from the point of view of the Colonel who is in charge of keeping President Abraham Lincoln generally safe when nobody but himself believes that one or killers might be out to assassinate this most hated president Conspiracy theories abound and Colonel Rook must defy orders so that he can pursue the killers one of which is a psychopath skilled in the art of international assassination With the entry of a young slave who is given the task of running away from her home on a southern plantation to deliver proof that President Lincoln is about to be killed the story becomes even intriguing The novel weaves back and forth between the characters with their specific agendas but never becomes so complicated that the reader can t easily follow the plot Lincoln himself is used mainly as a prop around which events happen and no attempt is made to develop his characterOne of the novel s best features is how well it depicts the chaos and deterioration of the nation s capital as one southern state after another secedes from the union

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Nted with increasing intensity by Southern secessionists Yet amidst the chaos and confusion a foreigner slips unnoticed into the teeming city Hired by a wealthy Southern planter to eliminate President Lincoln and destroy the Union once and for all the assassin catches Rook’s attention by cutting down anyone who gets in his way As the bodies begin to pile up Rook realizes he is caught in a dang Good historical thriller though you obviously know the outcome of a plot to assassinate Lincoln in 1861 The development of the minor characters is fine though only one Colonel Rook is fully developed throughout the book The historical details are well done and thoroughly researched The end felt a bit rushed with a lot of loose ends tied up a bit too neatly but otherwise it was a good read


About the Author: John J. Miller

John J Miller writes for National Review the Wall Street Journal and many other publications He is the author of The First Assassin a historical thriller plus several works of nonfiction He is a contributing editor of Philanthropy magazine and a consultant to grantmaking foundations The Chronicle of Higher Education has called him “one of the best literary journalists in the country”