Synopses & Reviews
An explosive novel of the Civil War about one mans escape from a notorious Confederate prison camp---and his dramatic return to save his men.
July 1864. Union officer Nathan Parker has been imprisoned at nightmarish Andersonville prison camp in Georgia along with his soldiers. As others die around them, Nathan and his men hatch a daring plan to allow him to escape through a tunnel and make his way to Vicksburg, where he intends to alert his superiors to the imprisonment and push for military action. His efforts are blocked by higher-ups in the military, so Parker takes matters into his own hands. Together with a shady, dangerous ex-soldier and smuggler named Marcel Lafarge and a fascinating collection of cutthroats, soldiers, and castoffs, a desperate Parker organizes a private rescue mission to free his men before its too late.
Exciting, thoroughly researched, and dramatic, Escape from Andersonville is a Civil War novel filled with action, memorable characters, and vividly realized descriptions of the wars final year.
Praise for Justice for None:
“Absorbing . . . recalls classic American courtroom thrillers from To Kill a Mockingbird to Intruder in the Dust.”
“Interesting plot twists, well-drawn characters . . . and a rich, detailed evocation of rural America in the late 1920s.”
Praise for Wake of the Perdido Star:
“The authors do a fine job of blending historical and technical details into their narrative.” ---Publishers Weekly
“Always entertaining . . . characterization is well done . . . interesting, well-drawn cast [of characters]” ---Library Journal
“An adventure story that earns its place in the esteemed company of such seafaring sagas as Moby Dick and Mutiny on the Bounty.” ---The San Diego Union-Tribune
“A robust seafaring yarn that is equal parts Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson --- with a touch of Steven Spielberg thrown in.”---Winston-Salem Journal
“A swashbuckling sea story of nautical derring-do . . . salted with plenty of action and some fine sea battles.”---Stephen Coonts
This exciting Civil War novel is filled with action, memorable characters, and vividly realized descriptions of the war's last year.
About the Author
Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Gene Hackman is the coauthor of two previous novels, Justice for None and Wake of the Perdido Star, with Daniel Lenihan, a leading underwater archaeologist who writes frequently for Natural History magazine and is the author of Submerged. Hackman and Lenihan have been friends and neighbors for over a decade, and live with their families in Santa Fe, New Mexico.