The Lincoln Myth

I finished reading The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry.  It the ninth book of the Cotton Malone book series.  There are 13 books in the series.

Warning: there is some violence and some sad parts.

This book deals with Abe Lincoln, the Civil War, and the Mormon religion. In this book, Cotton gets a call from his former boss saying one of her agents were missing and if Cotton would help find him. He agrees to help, but he didn’t know that Cassiopeia was also on the case. Cassiopeia had once was a Mormon. She no longer believed in the religion. But for this case, she had to lie so she could info from a man who she once loved. He and another man were planning to make a case for a secession of the state of Utah. Cotton got jealous of Cassiopeia’s ex and tensions were high.

Forget what you think you know about the Civil War. We were all taught the Civil War was about slavery. But it was actually about the South wanting to secede from the Union. I think the myth started because people were afraid of another civil war happening of secession ever was brought up again. (This book drove me crazy because I remember that not long ago the news reported about states wanting secession. I finally looked it up and it happened in 2012. And there was talk about California seceding too not long ago.)  The end was bittersweet. I hope the next book has a better ending.

Even though I didn’t like the ending, I loved the book. I’m reading next Forever Odd by Dean Koontz. It is the second book of the Odd Thomas book series.

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