This is an online-exclusive bonus, an early glimpse into the clandestine characters in Jacopo della Quercia's The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy, a historical-fiction, steampunk, sci-fi, comedy-noir mashup that features a globetrotting President Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln (available August 5, 2014).
This historical thriller is an equal-parts cocktail of action, adventure, science-fiction and comedy. The book follows a globe-trotting President Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln in a race to solve a mystery stretching back to the Civil War and the Lincoln assassination. Based on true events, readers will find themselves swept into a vast conspiracy spanning four continents and three oceans during the turn of the century. Fascinating technologies will be harnessed, dark secrets revealed, true villains exposed, and some of the most famous figures in history will take the stage.
Technically, it was illegal even for a man like John Wilkie to have a counterfeit $5 bill framed on the wall of his office.