Bruce Catton meets Deadwood and Band of Brothers with a dash of John Grisham.
“. . . a very promising start to an overdue series on the real Civil War . . . the point of view and voice are very well done . . . “~ Richard Slotkin, The Long Road to Antietam, 2 time National Book Award finalist.
I have been reading Civil War fiction for over 50 years, and I can scarcely if ever remember reading a book that did the subject more justice . . . “The Falcon” is remarkably good history . . . An intriguing “whodunit,” it weaves an intricate pattern of deception and revelation … and brings to life characters that are engaging and totally believable. ~ Dr. Donald C. Elder III, Professor of History at Eastern New Mexico University author of A Damned Iowa Greyhound: The Civil War Letters of William Henry Harrison Clayton
April, 1861, the country is on the verge of war and someone is killing the women of Hartford while William Hanlin – State’s Attorney, Mexican War veteran, watches his carefully constructed anonymity fray as he is swept back into a world he left abruptly years earlier.
August 1862 to June 29, 1863
From Washington D.C. to the Virginia Peninsula; A friendship with royalty; a dead senator and an imprisoned general; disloyalties; disillusionment in Yorktown; a bridge over the Chickahominy; retreat after victory.