The Wilson Deception provides a riveting and expertly researched blend of history and suspense.
Against the backdrop of the Paris Peace Conference that would remake Europe in the wake of World War I, The Wilson Deception reunites Dr. Jamie Fraser and Speed Cook, protagonists of the acclaimed The Lincoln Deception, in an intriguing presidential mystery. The Great War has ended and President Woodrow Wilson’s arrival in Paris in December 1918 unites the city in celebration. At this pivotal moment in history, with the Allied victors gathering to forge a peace treaty, the president’s health could decide the fate of nations. While Fraser tries to determine the truth about Wilson’s maladies, he encounters, Speed Cook, a man he has not seen for nearly twenty years. Speed Cook an ex-professional ball player and advocate for Negro rights is desperate to save his son, Joshua, an army sergeant wrongly accused of desertion. Rivalries and hidden agendas abound. At stake is not only Joshua Cook’s freedom, but the fragile treaty that may be the only way to stop Europe and the world from plunging into another brutal war. With a cast of vividly drawn characters that includes T.E. Lawrence, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill, The Wilson Deception provides a riveting and expertly researched blend of history and suspense.
After practicing law for more than 25 years, David O. Stewart turned to writing history (though he still practices law). His first book, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution was a Washington Post bestseller and won the Washington Writing Award as Best Book of 2007. Two years later, Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, was a Davis-Kidd Bestseller and was called “by all means the best account of this troubled episode” by Professor David Donald of Harvard. Stewart also is president of the Washington Independent Review of Books, an online book review. Books will be available for purchase.
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