Item description for Sharpshooter by David Healey...
1864, General Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac is positioned across the trenches from the remnants of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. One major Union campaign will put the Confederate capital into Yankee hands. Lucas Cole is the best sharpshooter in the Confederate army, his skills as a sniper almost legendary. Now Cole has been assigned to his most challenging mission yet-and General Ulysses S. Grant is his target. With the help of a female Rebel spy, Lucas Cole will attempt to alter the course of the war with a single bullet. Using an artfully planned seduction, that spy will try to clear Cole's line of fire. And with all his might, one man will fight to prevent an assassination that could ensure Confederate victory.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Bella Rosa Books
ISBN 1933523204 ISBN13 9781933523200
Availability 73 units. Availability accurate as of May 28, 2017 04:31.
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More About David Healey
Healey, based in Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom, is communications manager for Intercontinental Church Society, a mission agency of the Church of England. He has also worked in student ministry in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sharpshooter?
a too obvious plotted, scenarioed and written novel Nov 15, 2005
that at first, was so promising, but just right before to the middle, lost its steam and attraction with certain ridiculous twists. this book could have been turned out to be a great book, but somehow run flat once lucas penetrated into washington and met the whore-spy who had two black runners-servants. anyway, the civil war, the butchering and killing against each other, the deeply rooted differences between the north and the south, the inexplicable bias, hatred, despise to each other until today and then, unfortunately being twisted and transformed even further into so-called conservative right tag teamed with the christianity religion against the libral left, a political machine with two different parts running against each other like today's america, the states never really united, the civil war actually never ended, the racial discrimination never ceased....is in fact, the ultimate shame of america and also to the human history as well as this planet earth's civilization. think about it, if the civil war was really originated for the purpose to liberate the slaved blacks once for all -obviously it's not for such purpose at all, nothing but for political, economical, commerical gains for two different political and business parties- why dr. king and all the minorities still had to fight for their equlity and the right for the usage of the drinking fountain, the bus ride, the eatery, the school attendence, the whatever you could imagine in late 20th century(see how the white cops viciously and heartlessly hit and beat the blacks to bloody pops in those black/white documentaries)? why civil law suits still so busily filed today in the 21st century? why american people still have to be tagged as african americans, asian americans, latino americans and so on? as long as such never ending taggings cease to exist, until all the citizens of america could only be categorized as one: AMERICAN WITHOUT COLORS, WITHOUT ORIGINS, the civil war will never end. as long as a private and personal matter that could only be decided between husband and wife and behind the door would be turned ugly into a right vs left political agenda, the civil war in america never really ended; it's the north against the south in 19th century, it's the right, the conservative, the religious extreme, the pro-life against the left, the liberal, the choice since late 20th century and carried over to 21st century. READ MY LIPS: THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR NEVER REALLY ENDED! and you're still telling me that DIVIDED, WE STAND AND STAND BETTER? did you ever notice that america is actually on the 2nd stage of the civil war, although no guns shot, no artilleries shelled?? did you ever realized that there's an evil power behind all of these, a dark force like what we've seen in the 'starwars', maliciously directing and weakening the america to the brink of....(a long sigh here) this is what i suddenly realized during reading this 'sharpshooter' and it really hurts.
Sharpshooter May 11, 2000
David Healey has done an excellent job at his first attempt. This Civil War Novel puts you back to a time when the nation was in geat turmoil. He has created very belivable fictional characters. Lucas Cole is a person who you love to hate. David's grasp of that time period is extemely well put forth and it sends you back to that time. He also makes the story very plausable and is a good history lesson with fictional plot and characters. This book is hard to put down once started. Mr. Healey, a job well done!
Pageturner Jan 18, 2000
My wife's book club somehow stumbled on this book and enjoyed it. I started reading it on Saturday morning and could not put it down. The vivid details and brilliant use of metaphors to convey the taste and smell of the Civil war kept me entranced from start to finish. Read it!
A great read! Dec 5, 1999
This book was a fun read. Fast paced, very factual, yet because it was an original hypothetical premise it kept you reading on with suspense. It's historicaly acuarate descriptions and scenes make it a fun Civil War novel, unlike many Civil War novels that seem slow and read like a history book. Fans of historic fictions love to be educated and entertained at the same time, and this book delivers. Good simple Characterization and compelling plot made it a pleasure to plow through this authors first novel.
Outstanding and superb in its historical accuracy Nov 17, 1999
Healey has done what few first-time novelists manage to accomplish. He's put together a compelling plot, an exceptional cast of characters, and he's spun the tale together with a strong thread of historical accuracy. From the first sentence until the last Healey displays his mastery of the history, the weapons, the personalities, and his craft. An absolute must-read for those even remotely interested in this period in history.