The Assassination of Governor Boggs Rod Miller (Bonneville Books, $14.95)

assassination_governor_boggs_rod-miller_true-eventsBased on true events, Rod Miller’s The Assassination of Governor Boggs (Bonneville Books, $14.95) shares a rainy May evening in 1842, when a pepperbox pistol blasts through Lilburn Boggs’s living room window, leaving the Missouri governor as near the Grim Reaper’s door as any politician dares linger.

The press trumpets it as assassination, but Boggs pulls through. When he actually dies years later his family hires Pinkerton’s Calvin Pogue to follow Porter Rockwell, a Mormon gunman last seen near the governor’s window. Miller masterfully hooks readers with a thriller in which the reader decides who pulled the trigger.

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