The Lincoln Conspiracy: A Novel

The Lincoln Conspiracy: A Novel - Timothy L. O'Brien An interesting read about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. By all accounts there was a conspiracy to kill Mr. Lincoln and there is no doubt that John Wilkes Booth was the shooter. This book takes the reader on a chase through the streets of Lincoln’s Washington, after the assassination, to discover what really happened. Intertwining true historical figures and fictional characters the reader is given an “it could have happened this way” scenario.

Although is has been reported that Mr. O’Brien did use long sealed government documents to do the background work for this book, personally I chose to give more credence to the “fiction” part of this “historical fiction” book. It’s a worthwhile read if you are not expecting a perfect historical account and if you accept it for what it is.