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In February of 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a “clear and fully matured” threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of thirteen days, the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to expose the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America’s first female private eye. Author Daniel Stashower discusses the riveting true story of the “Baltimore Plot,” the subject of his New York Times bestselling book The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, while actor Scott Sedar offers dramatic readings from the memoirs of Allan Pinkerton.