Path of Peril

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$16.95  $15.76
Level Best Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.72 inches | 1.04 pounds

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About the Author
Marlie Parker Wasserman writes historical crime fiction. Her previous books are The Murderess Must Die and Path of Peril. When not writing, Marlie travels throughout the world and tries to remember how to sketch. She lives with her husband in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

"Nothing better than settling down with a good, crisp, detail-rich assassination thriller. Someone is after Theodore Roosevelt, and author Marlie Wasserman tightens the screws, ratchets the tension, and twists the plot again and again. Read it." - William Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Lincoln Letter and December '41

"A feast of characters, scenery and history, Wasserman sets the table for a tremendous read. Path of Peril is a privileged walk with TR, his wife, his staff and dozens of characters struggling to create one of the "greatest engineering feats of the century." - Chris Keefer, author of No comfort for the Undertaker, a Carrie Lisbon Mystery

"Wasserman's new novel, set around President Teddy Roosevelt's visit to the Panama Canal in 1906, is more than just a historical crime novel. Her wonderful style of writing and her painstaking research into how assassins behave makes this book a must for readers. . . . In her profiles of the assassins, she does an excellent job of humanizing them but not excusing their actions or making them out to be heroes. Path of Peril is enjoyable and engaging and places the reader at the center of a fast, explosive and intriguing plot-making this new book one that should not be missed." - Mel Ayton, author of Plotting to Kill the President

"Wasserman's Path of Peril gives readers an exciting leap back in time, to Teddy Roosevelt's 1906 visit to Panama to drum up support for continued work on the canal. The plot focuses on potential threats to the president's life, but the multiple narrators depict fascinating changes in Panama itself, set off by separation from Colombia, construction of the largest engineering work to that time, influxes of foreigners to the canal, and U.S. accession to great power status due to its commercial and industrial development. These themes intertwine mysteriously with real and fictitious scenes right out of old-timey albums and stereographs. The book keeps us in suspense until the end, although we know that TR ultimately survives. And we grow to care about some of the actors, a mélange of immigrants from all corners of the planet. Buy this book-you'll love it!" -Michael Conniff, historian of Panama