During the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, Anson Baird, a surgeon for the Union Army, is on the front line tending to the wounded. As the number of casualties rises, a mysterious soldier named John comes to Anson's aid. Deeply affected by the man's selfless actions, Anson soon realizes that John is no ordinary soldier, and that he harbours a dangerous secret. In the bizarre aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, this secret forges an intense bond between the two men.
Twenty years later on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Anson arrives to find his old comrade-in-arms mysteriously absent, an apparent victim of the questionable business ethics of the pioneer salmon canners. Haunted by the violence of his past, and disillusioned with his present, Anson is compelled to discover the fate of his missing friend, a fate inextricably linked to his own.
Tim Bowling's The Tinsmith focuses on a Union doctor who helps an unknown man escape his pursuers during the Civil War. This act creates a strong bond between these two men. However, two decades later, the surgeon discovers his friend missing. Performer Kevin Stillwell, with his powerful and deep voice, adeptly handles Bowling's beautiful prose. A master of pacing, Stillwell carries listeners to the bloody battle of Antietam and to the wild of British Columbia. He creates the characters sensitively, with caring, giving each a believable voice. Civil War enthusiasts will certainly enjoy this historical and mysterious audiobook.
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