Pliney Fiske is a timid young pension agent for the federal government who finds himself sprawled and bleeding in a barnyard in Concord, New Hampshire, the muzzle of a gun in his face and the Civil War veteran behind it quivering with rage. Fiske is no detective, but he has stumbled into a mystery. At its center is a 15-year-old boy maimed in the war and tormented by his dreams since. Pushing Fiske toward the truth is the boy’s guardian, a spirited war widow. Arrayed against him is a group of soldiers, celebrated, battle-scarred, and intent on preserving a dark secret.
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A very good read
A nice blend of history and crime mystery. A quick read that spun an interesting tale with characters that were both courageous and flawed. I would definitely recommend it.