Faded coat of blue
Veteran of Queen Victoria's wars & recent immigrant to America, Abel Jones believed he had left his days in uniform behind. Now, firmly rooted on the shores of his adopted land-where American has taken up arms against American in this most terrible of conflicts-he has signed on as a confidential agent to General George McClellan, the man touted as the savior of the Union. Within hours Jones finds himself in a dark & unexpected world, where questions lead not to answers, but to other deaths Set against the backdrop of battles & bordellos, of the intrigues of war-time Washington & the elegant mansions of old Philadelphia, FADED COAT OF BLUE reaches behind the myths & heroics to paint a ravishing, disturbing & deeply moving portrait of the United States in the midst of our harshest trial. A determinedly moral man in a troubled age, Abel Jones triggers a drama involving greedy immigrants & impassioned patriots, vicious politicians & the greatest president the country has ever known. His investigation draws him into a web of sinister relationships that reveals a hidden side to Fowler's life & a shocking secret the youth may have died for. As a nation begins its long march into war-& as President Lincoln agonizes over the coming carnage-Abel Jones discovers that good & evil are easily intertwined, while heroes may be betrayed by those who cherished them the most. Vividly told, rich in history & compelling authentic detail, FADED COAT OF BLUE is a riveting tale of crime & punishment set amid the blood & tumult of the American Civil War; a startlingly original work of fiction that introduces Abel Jones, a most unusual crime-solver, a true American hero, & a keen observer of a world on fire.
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|Grouping Title||faded coat of blue|
|Grouping Author||parry owen|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-07 23:02:34PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-17 03:45:07AM|
|available_at_mesa||MCPLD Central Library|
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|local_callnumber_mesa||Fiction PARRY Owen|
|owning_library_mesa||Mesa County Libraries|
|owning_location_mesa||MCPLD Central Library|
|series||Abel Jones mysteries|
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
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|title_full||Faded coat of blue / Owen Parry|
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