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An Extraordinary Union

  • Alyssa Cole
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  • ISBN-10: 1410497909
  • ISBN-13: 9781410497901
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • Hardcover
  • Published/Released May 2017

About

Overview

The Loyal League

As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . .

Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South — to spy for the Union Army.

Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet — risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.

Two undercover agents who share a common cause — and an undeniable attraction — Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost — even if it means losing each other . . .

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

The first installment in Cole’s Loyal League series defies genre stereotypes at every turn. It’s both a romance and a spy novel, with a healthy dose of adventure thrown in, and it offers a nuanced portrayal of Civil War–era racial politics. A masterful tale that bodes well for future work from Cole.

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Sweet, sensual, and suspenseful . . . rousing and entertaining.

— Publishers Weekly

Rich in atmospheric details and rife with unexpected dangers.

— RT Book Reviews