Back to The Conspirator. The story begins with the assassination of President Lincoln and the arrest of the conspirators who worked with John Wilkes Booth to pull it off. One of the conspirators was John Surratt. He and his cohorts met at his mother's boarding house for their planning sessions. John is the only conspirator to slip away; his mother, Mary, is arrested and held less for her complicity in the conspiracy than for her usefulness as bait for John.
|Believe it or not, Mary is Buttercup, from The Princess Bride.|
Bottom line, 3 stars.