The Window of Time by William A. Thau

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They met as strangers on a train, each running from a death sentence. Matthew Stanton has been framed for the assassination of President William McKinley; Alyssa Harding is escaping a deranged husband who wants to kill her. The year is 1901. It is the end of the Gilded Age and the beginning of Ragtime. Americans are captivated by amazing scientific achievements that will change their lives forever: electricity, the telephone, flying machines, automobiles, x-rays, and enormous wealth created by the barons of Wall Street. And America is besieged by anarchists. Three American presidents have been assassinated in the short span of thirty-five years, two at the hands of deranged anarchists. Theodore Roosevelt is now President, and the anarchists are at work plotting his death. Matthew Stanton is a man with a fatal past. He has been taught to kill, and to save Alyssa Harding and the President, he must kill again. Stanton is thrust into a deadly encounter with anarchists and becomes the unsuspecting target of Thaddeus Pratt, a deranged Wall Street tycoon so unscrupulous and devoid of ethics and character that he ranks with the worst criminals of the times. Pratt is possessed with such a frightening degree of malevolence that no degree of violence will divert him from his murderous intent. In their frantic struggle to stay alive, Matthew and Alyssa weave through a web of vicious deceptions, deadly confrontations and murder. Through the window of time, America's assassins of the past return to wreak their terror again.

About William A. Thau

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William A. Thau is the author of three prior books, a treatise on complex real estate transactions, Negotiating the Purchase and Sale of Real Estate, and two suspense novels,Non-RecourseandThe Source Code. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology And The University of Texas School of Law. Now a retired partner from a major Dallas law firm, he lives with his wife Jane on St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Published May 3, 2011 by 312 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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The gorgeous Alyssa is no mere distressed damsel, and the mysterious Matthew is a clever update on that old stock figure, the man-with-a-past.

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