Battle Cry of Freedom by Jack Martin
An Alphonso Clay Mystery of the Civil War

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A traitor, a free-lance female spy, and a murderer—all must be dealt with or the Army of the Ohio is lost.

Tennessee, Autumn 1863. Staggered by the loss of Vicksburg in July, the Confederacy has rebounded with a crushing defeat of the Union forces at Chickamauga. The shattered Union army now lies stranded and under siege.

Washington has dispatched Ulysses S. Grant to retrieve the situation. But Grant finds that his task is made almost impossible by the presence of a rebel spy high in the Union command structure. Unfortunately, the only officer who could identify the spy is murdered before he can reveal the traitor's name.

Grant dispatches Captain Alphonso Clay to find the murderous turncoat, but Clay soon finds himself in a nest of intrigue. To identify the traitor, he must solve the murder, deal with a lethal female undercover agent for the financier Jay Gould, and overcome a monstrous secret society that is older than the United States itself.

As Longstreet's army surrounds Knoxville, Clay races the clock to keep the Army of the Ohio from being betrayed to the Confederacy. If that should happen, the Confederacy would regain all that it lost at Vicksburg, and will be well on its way to ultimate victory.

About Jack Martin

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Jack Martin is Burnaby Mountain Professor in Psychology at Simon Fraser University. He is an Associate Editor of New Ideas in Psychology and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and Theory and Psychology.
Published September 2, 2010 by Fireship Press. 264 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jeanie Loiacono 3 Jul 2013

After I read John Brown's Body, I had to have the next one immediately. Martin has a way of slipping you through the wormhole and directly onto a battlefield. You smell the gun smoke and hear the c...

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Jeanie Loiacono 27 Oct 2013

A damn good read! I have to have them all now.

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Jeanie Loiacono 30 Mar 2016

You know your stuff, Jack!
Jack Martin has done it again with the sequel to John Brown's Body, Battle Cry of Freedom. He gets you hooked from the first sentence, as usual, and does not let you go ...

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