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New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
363 p. ; 25 cm.
"How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War, it is a question his commanders have already answered for him: on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln. After this harrowing mission, Jacob is recruited to pursue another enemy agent, the daughter of a Virginia family friend. But this time, his assignment isn't to murder the spy, but to marry her"--From publisher's description.