I reminded myself that once you start to defend someone, it s difficult to find a place to stop. But I went ahead and took that first step anyway. . .
For President Teddy Roosevelt, controlling the east-west passage between two oceans mattered so much that he orchestrated a revolution to control it. His command was to let the dirt fly and for years, the American Zone of the Panama Canal mesmerized the world, working in uneasy co-existence with the Panamanian aristocrats.
It s in this buffered Zone where, in 1909, James Holt takes that first step to protect a mulatto girl named Saffire, expecting a short and simple search for her mother. Instead it draws him away from safety, into a land haunted by a history of pirates, gold runners, and plantation owners, all leaving behind ghosts of their interwoven desires sins and ambitions, ghosts that create the web of deceit and intrigue of a new generation of revolutionary politics. It will also bring him together with a woman who will change his course or bring an end to it.
A love story set within a historical mystery, " Saffire" is brings to vibrant life the most impressive-and embattled- engineering achievement of the twentieth-century."
My thoughts:A beautiful, historical story! I love how the story and characters come to life, bringing the history alive for readers. I enjoy Sigmund Broewer's stories, and this one was no exception!
The time period is interesting with the social and political issues in the early 1900's.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.