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Man In The Shadows



Автор: Gordon Henderson


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Fast-paced, gripping and rich with historical detail, Man in the Shadows builds on the historical record to illuminate one of the most dramatic times in Canadian history In 1867, three British colonies became the four provinces of the new Dominion of Canada.

Among the Fathers of Confederation was DArcy McGee, a fiery former Irish nationalist and friend of John A.

Macdonald.

As the fledgling country was forming, its security was threatened by the Fenian Brotherhood, a group of Irish republicans that advocated a forcible takeover of Canada by the United States.

In this historical novel, Gordon Henderson imagines a cross-border plot to assassinate key Canadian political figureswith complicity at the highest levels of the U.

S.

governmentin an attempt to destabilize the new country.

We follow the fictional Conor ODea, a young Irish Catholic with political aspirations, who is the assistant to DArcy McGee.

ODea becomes romantically involved with a young Protestant woman, which provokes upset and violence.

When McGee is assassinated by a Fenian sympathizeror so everyone believesODea takes it upon himself to discover the real assassin, and to prevent the prime minister of Canada, Sir John himself, from being the next victim.



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