A Pink Lady (The Pinkerton Detective Series) (Volume 1)

A Pink Lady (The Pinkerton Detective Series) (Volume 1)

by Elizabeth A. Miller

ISBN: 9781503274440

Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Published in Romance/Historical, Literature & Fiction/Historical, Mystery & Thrillers/Mystery, Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

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Book Description

A new member of the Pinkerton Agency's Female Detective Bureau, Amanda Brown was a fugitive from an unhappy past. She'd fled her small, rural town on the promise that Pinkerton Agent, Christopher Garrety, would make her his partner and perhaps something more. But when she's sent to Washington D.C. for her first field assignment, what appeared to be a routine op quickly turns into a dangerous political power struggle threatening the life of President James A. Garfield.

Sample Chapter

At nine twenty-five, the White House carriage pulled up outside the train station on Sixth Street. President Garfield and the First Lady stepped down onto the sidewalk. Still frail and terribly thin from her recent illness, Lucretia Garfield clung to her husband’s arm as he escorted her inside. They proceeded through the waiting room, stopping briefly to exchange a few words with politicians who’d come to see them off.

The excitement of their arrival sent a buzz humming through the station. Chris and Amanda rushed into the frenzy to scan the faces of well-wishers. Surprisingly, Guiteau was not among them. Still concerned, they continued to follow the Garfields. As they approached the platform to meet their train for Long Branch, New Jersey, the crowd around them diminished finally allowing Amanda to spot a curious little man.

“Chris,” Amanda whispered, clutching his arm. “That’s him.” She pointed across the room where Charles Guiteau stood some ten feet away beside an open window. He seemed engrossed in observing the Garfields’ every move. Whenever the President moved, so did Guiteau. But he always kept his distance, never coming too close, so as to risk falling under the First Couple’s notice. Finally, the piercing sound of a whistle announced the arrival of the Garfields’ train. Guiteau slipped one hand inside his pocket and kept it there, as he closed the space between him and the President.

“Chris!” Amanda warned, prompting him to do something.

Already on his way, Chris circled around, leaving Amanda alone to watch Guiteau move up behind President Garfield, his hand still clutching something inside his pocket. Slowly, he moved his arm until the familiar gleam of the Bulldog she’d seen him practicing with appeared.

Amanda’s breath caught in her throat. The approaching train screamed again and a dense cloud of smoke enveloped the scene, obscuring the President and Guiteau from view. Certain of the inevitable outcome, Amanda shouted and rushed forward. A small number of concerned citizens followed in her wake. When the smoke lifted, she stopped abruptly at the incomprehensible sight of both Mr. and Mrs. Garfield climbing aboard the train, unharmed, without the slightest trace of Charles Guiteau or Christopher Garrety anywhere.


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Author Profile

Elizabeth A. Miller

Elizabeth A. Miller

Elizabeth Miller lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri. A partner in a freelance writing company, Innovative Writing Works, Elizabeth has had a life long passion for books and storytelling. She is a graduate of Fontbonne University with a B.A. in English and professional writing.

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