Perish from the Earth by Jonathan F. Putnam audiobook

Perish from the Earth: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery

By Jonathan F. Putnam
Read by Lloyd James

Blackstone Publishing 9781683311393

The Lincoln and Speed Mysteries: Book 2

9.74 Hours 1
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Newly minted trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln is riding the circuit, traveling by carriage with other lawyers and a judge to bring justice to the remote parts of Illinois. Meanwhile, Lincoln’s close friend Joshua Speed steams up the Mississippi River aboard a steamboat owned by Speed’s father. Suddenly, his journey is interrupted when a rigged card game aboard the ship turns to violence—and then murder. Speed enlists Lincoln to defend the accused, but soon they come to discover that more than just the card games are crooked aboard the Speed family’s ship. As the day of judgment hurtles toward them, Lincoln must fight to save the life of his client while also preserving the cause he holds so dear. Meticulously researched and deftly plotted, Jonathan F. Putnam’s second Lincoln and Speed mystery, Perish from the Earth, is the superlative follow-up to These Honored Dead, praised by Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin as “Splendid…one of the most enjoyable works of fiction I have read in a long time.”

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Summary

Summary

Newly minted trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln is riding the circuit, traveling by carriage with other lawyers and a judge to bring justice to the remote parts of Illinois. Meanwhile, Lincoln’s close friend Joshua Speed steams up the Mississippi River aboard a steamboat owned by Speed’s father. Suddenly, his journey is interrupted when a rigged card game aboard the ship turns to violence—and then murder.

Speed enlists Lincoln to defend the accused, but soon they come to discover that more than just the card games are crooked aboard the Speed family’s ship. As the day of judgment hurtles toward them, Lincoln must fight to save the life of his client while also preserving the cause he holds so dear.

Meticulously researched and deftly plotted, Jonathan F. Putnam’s second Lincoln and Speed mystery, Perish from the Earth, is the superlative follow-up to These Honored Dead, praised by Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin as “Splendid…one of the most enjoyable works of fiction I have read in a long time.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Putnam successfully integrates the politics of 1837 America into his solid second mystery featuring Abraham Lincoln.” Publishers Weekly
“Entertaining and well-researched…Both a mystery and a legal thriller, with well-paced courtroom scenes as well as intrigue.” Booklist
“Enough historical accuracy to satisfy a Civil War reenactor and enough courtroom proceedings to reveal the author as the Harvard-trained attorney that he is.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Jonathan F. Putnam

Author Bio: Jonathan F. Putnam

Jonathan F. Putnam is a nationally renowned trial lawyer and avid amateur Lincoln scholar. He has a degree in history from Harvard College and a law degree from Harvard Law School, from which he graduated first in his class. For many years he was a trial lawyer and partner at a large firm in New York City. American Lawyer magazine profiled him as one of the top young trial lawyers in America.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English