From April 14-26, 1865, the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices transfixed a nation reeling from the horrors of the newly ended Civil War. "Manhunt" takes readers on the intensive search that moves side-by-side with the desperate assassin from the streets of Washington, D.C., through the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.
Mystery Lovers Review:
The fact that we all "know" the story of John Wilkes Booth and the assassination of Lincoln in no way detracts from the pleasure in reading this exciting bit of history that moves at the breakneck pace of the pursuit of Booth it describes. While spanning a period of only 12 days, Swanson brings to light the disparate elements of the flight and chase and, most interestingly, the acts of random chance that determined the outcome. Thoroughly deserving of the Edgar nomination for Best Fact Crime that it received.