The Scimitar and the Snail by John Lefebere
About the Book
Sometime intelligence agent and antique boat enthusiast Steve Stone and Jill Matson are working to solve a Civil War-era murder mystery when Steve is summoned to find a terrorist who caused the death of his friend years ago and now plans an attack on America as an “audition” for ISIS. Steve and Jill are drawn into danger as they race to locate the terrorist, while solving the mystery.
Former investment banker, antique boat enthusiast and sometime intelligence agent Steve Stone lives in isolation in an island tower in New York’s Thousand Islands region until he decides to solve an historical murder mystery dating back to the Lincoln assassination. Enlisting the help of Jill Matson, a beautiful young woman with knowledge of Civil War and local history, their efforts to solve the mystery of who murdered the Hermit of Maple Island are progressing when Steve is abruptly summoned to find a terrorist who caused the death of his friend years ago – and who is hiding in plain sight while planning an attack on America as an “audition” for ISIS. Steve and Jill are drawn into danger as they race to locate the terrorist, who appears ready to launch the attack. Can they succeed in thwarting Steve’s nemesis, even as they appear to have discovered a way to prove the Hermit’s involvement in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and possibly recover valuable treasure and historical documents?
About the Author
John Lefevere is a retired corporate attorney whose life experiences include an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, playing golf next to the Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt and recently appearing in a TV commercial. He has published professional/legal articles in the past and is transitioning to fiction, which is not as large a leap as you might think. After all, there is not much difference between the suspension of disbelief in fiction and “shading” the facts to make them more palatable to the reader in law practice. In either case, he finds the act of writing to be fun and challenging.
When not traveling, John divides his time between Virginia and the Thousand Islands, New York, where his latest novel is set.
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