Abe Lincoln on Acid by Brian Anthony and Bill Walker
There are whispers even now that Abraham Lincoln never really died, that a voodoo spell cursed him with a terrible eternal life. It has even been claimed that he robbed banks in the 1930s with John Dillinger, only to mysteriously disappear once again into the pages of history. But the truth is even stranger than the rumors…
Watched over by a vengeful J. Edgar Hoover and held in a secret location near his old Springfield home, Lincoln re-awakens in the 1960s, and finds himself thrust into an era even more turbulent than the Depression.
Escaping Hoover’s clutches, he navigates an even more treacherous and unfamiliar terrain, finding an ally in John Voci, a young San Francisco folk-singer. Together they journey across a counter-cultural landscape, meeting those who believe a great man has returned, and striving to remain free from those who want to bury him once and for all.
This is the second book in a series. The first one is Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1. After being put back into a coma with J. Edgar Hoover looking after him, Abe has woken to another crisis in the 60’s. Abe is cursed to see the crisis but not have anyone believe him so he becomes a background character as we travel through the country to San Francisco with his hippy friends. Along the way he tries to get people to care about the world, even meets Martin Luther King and has a nice talk with Mr. King’s mother.
This is one heck of a strange ride. Abe was “killer” with a cursed bullet that makes him immortal. But his curse is that no one believes him making him more of an observer to the events than someone that can help guide them. But it does make it a fun ride as you meet different historical people. I admit that I’m not really up on my history around the 60’s and 70’s but this made me want to look up John Voci and others for more information.
This is a great story. I loved the twist on history. Now I need to read the first book to figure out what I missed.
I received Abe Lincoln on Acid for free from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.