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Lincoln's Grave Robbers


Author: Steve  SHEINKIN
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Subject/Category:  6-8
Year Reviewed:: 2015
ISBN: 9.78055e+012
Review: Counterfeiting was rampant in the 1870s, when it was estimated that half of all currency was phony. When master counterfeiter Benjamin Boyd was arrested and sent to prison, his gang members lost their meal ticket. So the gang devised a plan to steal Abraham Lincoln's corpse and hold it as ransom. Their demands were $200,000 in cash and Boyd's release from prison. Action alternates between Boyd's gang, the Secret Service agents on the trail, and an undercover agent who moves back and forth between the two groups in this nearly unknown tidbit of American history.

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