Lincoln’s Bodyguard: In A Heroic Act Of Bravery Saves Our Beloved President! John Wilkes Booth Killed In Act Of Treason
Years after saving President Lincoln’s life at Ford’s Theater, Joseph returns to the White House at Lincoln’s request. The Civil War rages on as guerrilla tactics prolong the fighting, and Lincoln tasks Joseph with the Union’s last hope to end the conflict: bringing in the lone remaining Confederate leader. But when he takes the job, Joseph discovers far more is afoot than he’s been told. Spies for both sides abound, and his mission is a ruse for something much more earth-shattering: the hunt for Lincoln’s secret pregnant lover.
Alternate history stories thrive on the “What if?” factor, and it’s hard to imagine a more momentous “What if?” than “What if Lincoln survived?” Author TJ Turner takes us into an unexpectedly dark new America, where Lincoln’s survival meant another ten years of Civil War.
Thankfully, Turner has put some serious amount of thought and world-building into his alternate America, and much of it rings true, from Southern tactics and the possibility of Western secession to the machinations of Northern businessmen and the evolving role of former slaves. Most tellingly, many of Turner’s plotlines both reflect the history we know and prove hauntingly familiar to problems across the world that affect us today.