by John J. Miller on April 20, 2010

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April 20, 1861 — an excerpt from The First Assassin:

Below the signature, the bottom of the letter was sheared off. Grenier set it down and left the room. Mazorca heard her open and shut a drawer. She came back with a small piece of paper in her hand. One of its edges was ripped. She held it beside the letter from Bennett. They matched perfectly. Grenier smiled and placed both pieces of the letter into the envelope.

“What is your name?” she asked with disarming sincerity.

“I’m called Mazorca,” he said.

“It is a strange name. A little mysterious, too.”


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