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The Reluctant Assassin

(2005)
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While refurbishing an old ranch building in San Angelo, Texas, the author Preston Darby and his long time friend Ken Casper find the mummified human remains hidden between the walls of the structure. An autopsy reveals the memoirs of John Wilkes Booth secreted in the abdominal cavity. The memoirs disclose the scheme between Booth and his collaborators to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln. But the story also reveals that their plans were discovered by a greater conspiracy of high-ranking Union officials whose plan was much more insidious...to assassinate the President. Reluctantly and in order to save himself, Booth agreed to be the one to pull the trigger, but foils the groups plan to silence him after the deed by escaping. The conspirators incorrectly identify a body as Booth, and promptly hang his accomplices before the true masterminds' identities can be revealed. Thus, begins the tale of Booth's years traveling the world, encountering a host of notable characters, and living a secret lie.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Reluctant Assassin: A Western Story
Author(s): Preston Darby
ISBN: 1-62899-946-2 / 978-1-62899-946-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Western Series Level III (24)
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July 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Five Star First Edition Westerns - The Reluctant Assassin: A Western Story
Author(s): Preston Darby
ISBN: 1-59414-151-7 / 978-1-59414-151-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Reluctant Assassin
Author(s): Preston Darby
ISBN: 1-4778-3147-9 / 978-1-4778-3147-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: AmazonEncore
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March 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Reluctant Assassin
Author(s): Preston Darby
ISBN: 0-8439-5837-5 / 978-0-8439-5837-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nairi
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Reluctant Assassin by Preston Darby from Books In Motion.com
Author(s): Preston Darby
ISBN: 1-59607-318-7 / 978-1-59607-318-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books In Motion
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Reluctant Assassin
Author(s): Preston Darby
Publisher: AmazonEncore
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