Beneath Hallowed Ground by author Steven Locklin is one novel that Civil War enthusiasts dare not miss. It is well-written with first rate characters, great dialogue and incredible suspense to say the least! In present times, Special Agent Jason Sparks is to meet historian Frank Drury in southwest Florida. Drury claims to know of millions of dollars that were lost during the Civil War. But Drury has been murdered,his notes and computer missing. The story then flashes back to 1862 as Union Army Lieutenant Jackson Prescott is summoned to the White House to meet with President Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward. He is to infiltrate a gold smuggling ring operated by Southern sympathizers but Prescott disappears without a trace in 1863. Could his work be tied to Drury’s findings?