A Captivating Work of Historical Fiction

Saffire is a captivating work of historical fiction. It is filled with intrigue, romance and historical accuracy. The book is set in Panama in 1909. James Holt is asked by Teddy Roosevelt, an old friend of friend of his, to investigate sabotage at the Panama Canal construction site. James Holt’s character is right of the old west including his cowboy hat and boots. His ranch is in jeopardy of foreclosure, so, he accepts the assignment because of the hefty payment and travels by train and steamer ship to the Panama Canal. A very long trip in 1909. Holt is a widow and leaves his eight-year-old daughter in her uncle’s care in North Dakota. Holt quickly finds conspiracies far worse than Roosevelt imagined. He befriends, Saffire, a young girl whose Mother has disappeared and looks for clues to her disappearance. It is a compelling read filled with mystery, romance and murder. Saffire is page turner filled with history. It reminded me of Casablanca!
I received this book from Blogging for Books in order to write this review.

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