“Slam-bang... superb... masterful... gripping... marvelous.”—Washington Post
How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union Army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. After this harrowing mission, Jacob is recruited to pursue another enemy agent—this time not to murder the spy, but to marry her. Based on real historical figures, this eagerly awaited novel from award-winning author Dara Horn delivers multilayered, page-turning storytelling at its best.
“Editor’s Choice: Engrossing . . . delicious.” — New York Times Book Review
“Rare and memorable.” — Wall Street Journal
“Vibrant and compelling.” — Los Angeles Times
“Starred Review: Enthralling . . . sublime.” — Publishers Weekly
“Starred Review: A triumph.” — Booklist