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Perish from the Earth

The Lincoln and Speed Mysteries, Book 2
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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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, is steaming up the Mississippi River, aboard a steamboat owned by Speed's father, when suddenly his journey is interrupted when a rigged card game aboard the ship turns to violence - and then murder.

When a young traveling artist is accused of the crime, Speed enlists Lincoln to defend him. Together, Lincoln and Speed work to find evidence of the artist's innocence. 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 and Speed must fight to save not only the life of Lincoln's client but also the merit of Speed's good name.

Meticulously research 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".

©2017 Jonathan F. Putnam (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 24-09-19

Great story, great performance

I've never heard Lincoln speak but I imagine it must sound like this narrator! Great story! Well done!

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  • 19-08-18

Lincoln as a young lawyer...fascinating read!

Gripping mystery and interesting to know it is based in historical fact. Enjoyed seeing Lincoln as a young man. A must read. Can’t wait to start the next book!
Putnam is a gifted writer weaving a story full of intricate details!
The Narrator does an excellent job as well.