eBook On Secret Service download
by John Jakes
Author: John Jakes
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk; Reprint edition (May 2002)
ePub: 1537 kb
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Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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John Jakes was born in Chicago in 1932. He studied acting at Northwestern University, where he began writing professionally during his freshman year. Later he enrolled in a creative writing program at DePauw University and received a master's degree in American literature from Ohio State University. Early in his career Jakes wrote copy for a pharmaceutical company and various ad agencies, and authored dozens of short stories encompassing western, mystery and science fiction themes.
All eight volumes went on to become international bestsellers.
On Secret Service book. Jakes, the author of over 60 books, including the eight-part Kent Family Chronicles, the North and South Trilogy, and innumerable short stories of the American West, returns to his well-trod Civil War stomping grounds in the engrossing On Secret Service. The story of a war John Jakes is to historical American fiction what Stephen King is to horror: a one-man industry.
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The shadow war between the Secret Services of the Federal and Confederate governments provides the backdrop for this story. Jakes, as usual, adroitly interweaves a cast of fictional and historical characters, placing them in historical places and events. Michael Kramer's steady voice moves the exciting plot, with all of its twists and turns, at an even pace. He is especially good with the narrative portions.
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John Jakes is to historical American fiction what Stephen King is to horror: a one-man industry.