Publication Date: Sept. 15, 2020
It is four years after America’s Civil War. In the President’s House, as it was called in 1869, America’s young new chief executive is enjoying family time with his wife, son, and daughter. Congress is out of town. For the first time in years, Ulysses and Julia Grant are deeply enjoying life.
Their tranquility is soon shattered when a dozen unknown men kill their guards, invade the mansion, and seek to murder them all.
In this action-packed suspense thriller, U.S. Grant—an ordinary man who somehow became the most beloved figure of the 19th century—must unravel a conspiracy that was decades in the planning—all while he struggles to keep others alive. As the novel surges from former slave auction houses to a theatre modeled after Appomattox, from the deathtrap of the half-finished Washington Monument to a bizarre simulacrum of the White House, Grant and his best friend, the incendiary William Sherman, are pushed to the limits of their endurance and wits to save the country.
The Conspiracy of 1869 reveals a bloody plot staged against a landslide president of our nation. It actually never happened.
Or did it?
The author read many books and articles about the 19th century to write The Conspiracy of 1869. This novel is available on amazon on September 15, 2020. Check back here on August 20 for updates.