Civil Blood

Civil Blood This is a book you ll have trouble putting down said the Richmond Times Dispatch of Ann McMillan s Dead March the opening installment in a series that blends vivid suspense elegant period detail

  • Title: Civil Blood
  • Author: Ann McMillan
  • ISBN: 9780670899975
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a book you ll have trouble putting down , said the Richmond Times Dispatch of Ann McMillan s Dead March, the opening installment in a series that blends vivid suspense, elegant period detail, richly developed characters, and the political and cultural tensions of its time Set against the backdrop of 1860s Richmond, Virginia, the adventures of Narcissa Powers, a weThis is a book you ll have trouble putting down , said the Richmond Times Dispatch of Ann McMillan s Dead March, the opening installment in a series that blends vivid suspense, elegant period detail, richly developed characters, and the political and cultural tensions of its time Set against the backdrop of 1860s Richmond, Virginia, the adventures of Narcissa Powers, a well to do young widow turned war nurse, and Judah Daniel, a freed slave and herbalist, are compelling reading for Civil War buffs and lovers of historical fiction.Civil Blood, the third book, opens in the spring of 1862 as the war escalates and troops move in for battle But in Richmond, an even greater threat looms smallpox As Narcissa, Judah, and their friend, the British journalist Brit Wallace, soon suspect, this is than microbial contagion It is a deadly crime, a plague intentionally planted on tainted money, and they must race to halt a killer lethal than the cannons on the blood soaked fields of combat.

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    1. This just reinforced why I hate mysteries. A bunch of likely suspects and in the end they pull someone out of a hat and a-ha! that's the killer! I did learn a vast amount about the smallpox vaccination. That was quite interesting.

    2. This book satisfies requirement #8 ~ war/military fiction for the 2014 eclectic reader challenge.I really liked the basic premise of the book. Someone was spreading small pox in Richmond, VA by spreading tainted money. Narcissa Powers, a nurse, and Judah Daniel, a free black doctoress are on a mission to find out who and stop a major outbreak. There are plenty of twists and turns and the basic story is pretty good. The problem I had with the book is that it seemed to become more of a soap opera [...]

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