For someone with a passionate interest in the Civil War, being a
re-enactor is usually enough. But when real visions of the war haunt
the dreams and shatter the life of a Boston paralegal and devoted
family man, playing at being a soldier will never be the same again.
Mike Barry's family, his world, and work are threatened by desperate
pleas from the spirit of a Union veteran. A man who died in agony at
Petersburg Virginia in 1864 begs Barry to find a priceless lost
document, clear his name, and restore his honor. But the document is
valued by others. To protect a dark secret or to sell to the highest
Barry must race against time to sift the dusty mysteries of the
past, preserve his family, and evade ruthless adversaries to bring
to light an unknown encounter between a soldier and his president.