|About the Book|
Love Strong As Death is set in the Civil War and centers on the battle of Antietam, but it is much more than that.A few days before the battle two men die in a duel on the banks of Antietam Creek. Two lawmen with competing loyalties investigate theMoreLove Strong As Death is set in the Civil War and centers on the battle of Antietam, but it is much more than that.A few days before the battle two men die in a duel on the banks of Antietam Creek. Two lawmen with competing loyalties investigate the case. They call in a local physician to help with the investigation. Doctor Solon Carter is a brilliant doctor who has a strange secret: he has never learned to read. He is an abolitionist, opposed to slavery, but he owns a slave. Columbia is mentally retarded but is able to read, and in fact recalls everything she ever reads.It is soon discovered that the two duelers did not shoot each other- each man had been shot with his own pistol. They also find that one of the dead men, a local merchant, had two tons of gold in his storeroom.The lawmen convince Carter to store the gold in his own storehouse. That night the gold catches fire and burns up, something gold is not supposed to do. Carter finds himself in the center of an escalating mystery as the body count grows and everyone becomes a suspect.Meanwhile Union and Confederate forces gather on the banks of the Antietam. Doctor Carter finds himself protecting a woman with her own secrets as the greatest one-day battle in American history rages around them.Love Strong As Death is an intricate murder mystery involving love, betrayal, medicine, chemistry, and history. It is meticulously researched and fast-paced.