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BOOK EXCERPT: John J. Miller's 'The First Assassin'

Please enjoy this excerpt from the first and second chapters of “The First Assassin.” CHAPTER ONE Saturday, February 23, 1861 When Lorenzo Smith heard the chugging of the train, he felt for the revolver at his side. His fingers met

How the Movies Spawned 'The First Assassin'

You’ve heard it said before: “The book is better than the movie.” But the movies helped me write my new book, The First Assassin. The First Assassin is a historical thriller set primarily in Washington, D.C., at the start of