James D. Best is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, Tempest at Dawn, and The Digital Organization. He lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with his wife, Diane.
The Shut Mouth Society
When a rich Santa Barbara collector acquires a newly discovered Abraham Lincoln document, he asks detective Greg Evarts and UCLA professor Patricia Baldwin to authenticate it. Their research launches them into a dangerous struggle with a secret society formed during Reconstruction. Before they can solve the mystery surrounding the Lincoln manuscript, a shocking murder forces them to run for their lives.
As they race across the country, they discover a Civil War secret that could upset the balance of power in North America. Now Evarts and Baldwin must unravel the 150-year-old conspiracy before it’s too late . . . and before they are silenced for good.