Devil's Den by Timothy Ashby

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Someone is killing elderly Civil War veterans and fledgling G-Man Seth Armitage must figure out who and why, battling the corrupt Harding Administration's obstructions and the inscrutable machinations of the ambitious young J. Egar Hoover along the way. A fast-moving and compelling historical thriller featuring meticulously researched real-life characters, Devil's Den brings to life that fascinating and emotionally rich period between WWI and WWII in America.  The 20s were roaring out, both the Civil War and WWI still haunted living memories, and Prohibition was bootlegging its way in. For fans of Caleb Carr's The Alienist, and such nonfiction works as Erik Larson's Devil in the White City. 

About Timothy Ashby

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Timothy Ashby has worked as a lawyer, government official, and counterterrorism consultant with Top Secret security clearances. Visit his author blog at
Published August 1, 2013 by Author Planet Press. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a mystery by former U.S. Department of Commerce official Ashby, the 1923 murder of a Civil War veteran leaves a trail of conspiracy, cover-up and corruption stretching from the Battle of Gettysburg to the halls of the Harding-era Congress and the fledgling Bureau of Investigation (precursor to...

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There are two parallel stories moving forward in Timothy Ashby’s tightly controlled and extremely satisfying novel Devil’s Den: the main one is set in 1923, when Seth Armitage (Ashby’s compelling main character), working for the Bureau of Investigation (later to morph into the FBI), is assigned t...

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