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The Lost Constitution

Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington

William Martin

Forge Books

Rare-book expert Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline, the main characters from Back Bay and Harvard Yard, are back for another treasure hunt through time. They have learned of an early, annotated draft of the Constitution, stolen and smuggled out of Philadelphia. The draft's marginal notes spell out, in shocking detail, the Founders' unequivocal intentions---the unmistakable meaning of the Bill of Rights. Peddled and purloined, trafficked and concealed for over two centuries, the lost Constitution could forever change America's history---and its future. 
 
Moreover, Congress is already at war, fighting tooth and claw over the eternally contentious Bill of Rights. When word gets out of the lost draft's existence, it launches a frenzied search, as both sides of the partisan machine believe it will reinforce their arguments. While battling politicians from both sides of the debate, Peter and Evangeline must get to the document first, because they know that if the wrong people find it, they will burn it, stripping the nation of its constitutional moorings.
 
The search takes Peter and Evangeline into the rich history of America and New England, from Shay's Rebellion to the birth of the American industrial revolution to the march of the legendary 20th Maine in the Civil War.
 
Past and present play off one another as the search for the draft heats up. It finally boils over on the first night of the World Series, at that Mecca of New England, Boston's fabled Fenway Park, and the truth is finally revealed.… 

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THE LOST CONSTITUTION (CHAPTER ONE)August 1786

“WHERE’S YOUR MUSKET, WILL?“

“In the house.”

“It should be in your hand.”

“But it’s the sheriff and his men comin’ out of those woods.”

“It’s an unjust government comin’ to take your rights. Go get your musket.”

Will Pike stood his ground instead. He studied the woods. He glanced up at a hawk making perfect circles in a perfect blue sky.

And for a moment, he was a boy again, daydreaming that he could see what the hawk

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"A fast-moving political thriller..." --- The Boston Globe on The Lost Constitution
 
"A master storyteller."---Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
"A rip-roaring page-turner. A perfect read."---The Boston Globe on Back Bay
 
"Utterly fascinating . . . The unexpected twists and turns will keep readers guessing and the pages turning."---Booklist on Harvard Yard
 
"Spellbinding . . . ingenious."---Cincinnati Enquirer on Back Bay
 
"Teems with memorable characters . . . suspense, authenticity, and conflict."---Chicago Tribune on Cape Cod
 
"A deft, spicy, and exciting blend of fact and fiction."---USA Today on Citizen Washington
 
"A writer whose smoothness matches his ambition."---Publishers Weekly on Annapolis
 

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  • WILLIAM MARTIN, The New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, is best known for his historical fiction, which has chronicled the lives of the great and the anonymous in American history while bringing to life legendary American locations, from Cape Cod to Annapolis to The City of Dreams.  His first novel, Back Bay, introduced Boston treasure hunter Peter Fallon, who is still tracking artifacts across the landscape of our national imagination.  Martin's subsequent novels, including Harvard Yard, Citizen Washington, and The Lost Constitution have established him, as a “storyteller whose smoothness matches his ambition.” (Publishers Weekly)  He has also written an award-winning PBS documentary and one of the cheesiest horror movies ever made. Nevertheless, he was the recipient of the 2005 New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region."  There are now over three million copies of his books in print.  He has three grown children and lives near Boston with his wife

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The Lost Constitution

Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington

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