On Secret Service by John Jakes

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An Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild®John Jakes, the acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestselling North and South Trilogy, returns to the Civil War with On Secret Service—the story of two couples, divided by war and allegiance, who discover that love doesn’t take sides. A Rebel sympathizer’s affection for a former Pinkerton detective turned Union agent cannot save him from the horrors of a Richmond prison. A Confederate officer sacrifices his rank to save an actress taken captive while posing as a Union soldier. Overshadowing them all is an actor’s outspoken hatred of Abraham Lincoln—and a date with destiny that would shock a nation and change the course of history…


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John Jakes is the bestselling author of Charleston, the Kent Family Chronicles, the North and South trilogy, On Secret Service, California Gold, Homeland, and American Dreams. Descended from a soldier of the Virginia Continental Line who fought in the American Revolution, Jakes is one of today's most distinguished authors of historical fiction.
Published April 1, 2001 by Signet. 484 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Children's Books. Fiction

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Hanna Siegal, whose father had always wished for a soldier son, binds her breasts and sneaks off to war for the Union.

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The four point-of-view characters engage us with their intersecting lives: Lon Price, the detective, loves Margaret Miller, Rebel spy, whose friend Hanna Siegel loves Confederate Major Fred Dasher.

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