Chaos reigns in Washington, D.C., after President Lincoln's assassination. But for fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush, the Union's turmoil is nothing compared to her own struggle. Sent to live with her uncle Valentine after her mother's untimely death, Emily realizes that her best friend's mother was one of John Wilkes Booth's accomplices. And even worse, she suspects that her uncle is breaking the law.
Rinaldi has woven two interesting plots here into a fine coming-of-age historical novel....Makes readers feel as if they are living in history.—Booklist
Fast-paced and dramatic, with a wealth of interesting background information....Impressive.—Publishers Weekly