The Eagle Turns

The Eagle Turns

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1850 and America is violently divided on the issue of slavery. When President Zachary Taylor dies, suddenly and under questionable circumstances, it is left to his Vice President, Millard Fillmore, a weaker man, to find ways to keep the North and the South apart. In New York, child of Irish immigrants, Matthew Oa€™Hanlon is fired from his job as a newsman on the Herald but, surprisingly, finds work as Foreign Correspondent for the Associated Press in Panama City. There he is given accommodation with a Dr Couperin, his wife and beautiful daughter, Edith, but finds himself caught up with the secret agents protecting Americaa€™s commercial interests during the struggle for control of Panamaa€™s trade routes and, as it crashes about him, realises that he has been living in a house of cards. Set against the Gold Rush and the opening up of California and the OregonTerritories, when the United States walked a narrow and dangerous line, The Eagle Turns charts the course of history as Americaa€™s Secret Services struggle to bring prosperity amid the conflict.American and British interests aside, however, I am minded to think that Panama will not stayas it is for very ... Withthese thoughts streaming through his head he followed the guide who hackedtheir way through thejungle. ... To Matthewa#39;s surprise the man had not only spoken in English but with an American accent. a#39; Youareanbsp;...

Title:The Eagle Turns
Author: James Green
Publisher:Accent Press Ltd - 2014-04-03

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