1864: Confederate spy Rose Greenhow dies trying to pass information about a ‘silver cross’ which could have made France the Confederacy’s ally. The present: government investigator Meg Tolman learns the cross is tied to a dangerous conspiracy. Can Tolman, aided by history professor Nick Journey, unravel the mystery of the cross and stop a plot that threatens the future of the U.S.?
The plot has an intricately suspenseful feel as the quest for the cross becomes mixed in with a domestic conspiracy, an assassin that plays by their own rules, and potential international repercussions. Adding to the suspense, and character growth, are internal conflicts the characters face. Journey balances caring for his son with the mission, the assassin and villain are blinded by their morals, and Tolman sees how others are affected by conflict. The Silver Cross could be for those looking for a historical thriller, conspiracies, a suspenseful tale taking place in the U.S., and/or character development.
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