The Civil War's Greatest Spy and the Birth of the U.S. Secret Service
By Jay Bonansinga
(Lyons Press, Hardcover, 9780762770724, 288pp.)
Publication Date: October 2011
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A heart-pounding historical account of Allan Pinkerton’s role in the Civil War—protector of Abraham Lincoln and mastermind of a controversial network of Union spies.
Jay Bonansinga is the national bestselling author of The Sinking of the Eastland, a Chicago Reader Critics Choice Book, and eleven novels. Bonansigna is also the author of the novelization of the huge hit television series The Walking Dead, a book titled The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. His novel, Perfect Victim, was a Book of the Month Club Alternate. He is also an award-winning indie filmmaker.