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.
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Published May 3, 2011
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History.