Being the 26th U.S. president is sometimes more of a burden than an asset for Theodore Roosevelt. Our youngest president investigates a dangerous conspiracy that could alter the course of history while he runs the country, engages in his unique lifestyle, and manages a quirky personal life.
In 1903 and the United States is coming into its own as a world power. Ground-breaking inventions, radical new labor unions, corrupt officials, waves of struggling immigrants, and robber barons create the scene for this fast-paced, fact packed novel.
When Teddy becomes ensnared in a trap set by some of the country's most powerful industrialists, he must pursue the killers himself. Aided by James White, a buddy from his cowboy and Rough Rider days, Roosevelt goes into the gritty world outside the White House to see that justice is done. From slums packed with struggling immigrants to posh corporate board rooms, the story blends real events with what could have been.
Mark Schorr is an Edgar nominee and the author of 11 novels. His books have been published in France, Spain and Japan, and optioned for Hollywood.