I just finished an old-fashioned paper version of The First Assassin. It’s a heck of a lot of fun — a thriller that’s enjoyable in its own right, set against an 1860s backdrop that will interest and inform history buffs. I kept finding myself saying, “Huh — I did not know that.” The plot moves, the characters are lively (my favorite is the Southern-sympathizing Washington socialite Violet Grenier, while the assassin reminded me of Anton Chigurh of No Country for Old Men), and you’re kept guessing throughout. Highly recommended. Congrats John.
For the Heritage Insider, I discuss my experience with self-publishing.
Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh, by artist David Hildreth.