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The Lost Constitution

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Publisher: Forge Books

3.0
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Language:English | Number of Pages: 512 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 0765315386 | Isbn-13: 9780765315380 | Publish date:  | Edition 1

Also available as: Audio CD , Mass Market Paperback , Others

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Book Description
Rare-book expert Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline, the main characters from Back Bay and Harvard Yard, are back for another treasure hunt through time. They have learned of an early, annotated draft of the Constitution, stolen and smuggled out of Philadelphia. The draft’s marginal notes spell out, in shocking detail, the Founders’ unequivocal intentions---the unmistakable meaning of the Bill of Rights. Peddled and purloined, trafficked and concealed for over two centuries, the lost Constitution could forever change America’s history---and its future.

Moreover, Congress is already at war, fighting tooth and claw over the eternally contentious Bill of Rights. When word gets out of the lost draft’s existence, it launches a frenzied search, as both sides of the partisan machine believe it will reinforce their arguments. While battling politicians from both sides of the debate, Peter and Evangeline must get to the document first, because they know that if the wrong people find it, they will burn it, stripping the nation of its constitutional moorings.

The search takes Peter and Evangeline into the rich history of America and New England, from Shay’s Rebellion to the birth of the American industrial revolution to the march of the legendary 20th Maine in the Civil War.

Past and present play off one another as the search for the draft heats up. It finally boils over on the first night of the World Series, at that Mecca of New England, Boston’s fabled Fenway Park, and the truth is finally revealed.…
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    This starts out like a National Treasure-type adventure, but gets bogged down in political bickering and characters busy grandstanding for things they don’t really believe in. The half of the book devoted to characters long dead (flashbacks of a sort) are good, but ultimately Martin introduces t ...continue

    This starts out like a National Treasure-type adventure, but gets bogged down in political bickering and characters busy grandstanding for things they don’t really believe in. The half of the book devoted to characters long dead (flashbacks of a sort) are good, but ultimately Martin introduces too many characters to keep track of without providing a list, or better yet, a family tree. The biggest disappointment is the main character, who comes across as an asshole until late in the book when he suddenly finds eloquence. By then it’s far too late.

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  • 4

    I like historical fiction

    I like historical fiction especially when cast in a thriller. This one had times when it was just a bit too convoluted, but nonetheless I very much enjoyed its going back and forth between present day and tracing the path of an annotated draft of the constitution from when it was stolen in 1787 ...continue

    I like historical fiction especially when cast in a thriller. This one had times when it was just a bit too convoluted, but nonetheless I very much enjoyed its going back and forth between present day and tracing the path of an annotated draft of the constitution from when it was stolen in 1787 to modern day. All of this enmeshed in the politics of different eras of American history.

    I will read more of this author.

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