Molly Ferguson’s comfortable life unravels when her Louisiana home is burned to the ground, her family murdered, and she is enslaved in a Baltimore brothel. Amidst the threat of the Civil War, Molly learns of secessionist plans to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln as he makes his way to Washington for his inauguration. She manages to pass this information on to a Pinkerton agent posing as a client. Impressed with her fortitude and intelligence, the Pinkerton Agency arranges for Molly’s freedom and brings her under the tutelage of Mrs. Kate Warne, America’s first female detective. After they save Mr. Lincoln in Baltimore, Molly is sent by the Pinkerton Agency into the Deep South—where the Civil War now rages—a spy behind enemy lines.
Molly threads a thin line between revenge and redemption as she races to unravel a sinister plan that will doom the Union and allow the Confederacy to win the Civil War—while coming face to face with the demons from her tragic past.
"In TJ Turner's Angel in the Fog, we're in for a heart-stopping, page-turning, and thrilling story as we follow the exploits of Molly—a feisty, fascinating, and fierce heroine if ever there was one. But there's more to Molly's story than excitement. It's an insightful exploration of the resourcefulness of the human heart when tested by the most difficult of circumstances—and, ultimately, the redemptive power of forgiveness." —Jess Montgomery, author of The Widows
"Suspenseful and rich with historical detail, Angel in the Fog by TJ Turner brings the Civil War to fire-breathing life. A young prostitute’s discovery of a conspiracy to murder president-elect Abraham Lincoln sets her on a daring path to help the Pinkerton agency save the president’s life, and soon she becomes one of America’s first female private detectives. This is a grand yarn that will rivet you to your reading chair." —Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author
"Superb historical fiction with a wonderful and inspiring main character in Molly Ferguson. Very highly recommended." —Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author