William Martin William Martin
William Martin’s The Lincoln Letter (A Peter Fallon Novel) (Forge, $25.99) is a “what if” historical thriller that pits competing forces in a search for Lincoln’s diary, which recorded his innermost thoughts as he realized he must free the slaves. Some want the diary for its enormous symbolic value to a nation that reveres Lincoln. But others believe it carries a dark truth about Lincoln's famous proclamation—a truth that could turn elections and change the nation. “ . . . a sparkling mystery, intriguing characters, and lively history.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin. Martin, the author of ten novels, is best known for his historical fiction, including Back Bay, Harvard Yard, and City of Dreams.