Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Telemystery: Daniel Stashower's The Hour of Peril Optioned for Television Mini-Series

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The Weinstein Company has optioned Daniel Stashower's historical thriller The Hour of Peril to produce as a television mini-series. (More about the book, published earlier this year, below.)

"Daniel Stashower's The Hour of Peril is an untold and landmark moment in American history with the suspense and fervor of a crime thriller, which will make for immensely captivating television," said TWC president of television Meryl Poster.

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The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower

The Hour of Peril
Daniel Stashower
The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln before the Civil War

In February of 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a "clear and fully-matured" threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of thirteen days the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America's first female private eye.

As Lincoln's train rolled inexorably toward "the seat of danger", Pinkerton struggled to unravel the ever-changing details of the murder plot, even as he contended with the intractability of Lincoln and his advisors, who refused to believe that the danger was real. With time running out Pinkerton took a desperate gamble, staking Lincoln's life — and the future of the nation — on a "perilous feint" that seemed to offer the only chance that Lincoln would survive to become president.

The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower, Amazon Kindle format  The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower, iTune iBook format  The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower, Kobo format


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