Hail, Columbia! by Jack Martin

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In 1869, four years after the Civil War has ended, Southerners bristle under the authority of a military government. Embittered Confederate veterans secretly form the Ku Klux Klan to fight what they perceive as their unjust oppression by the North. However, President Ulysses S. Grant views the Klan as a dangerous organization, using arson and murder to destroy the newly won rights of former slaves and sabotage Washington’s authority in the South. Seeking to break the back of the Klan without returning the country to the destruction of the Civil War, Grant turns to his most trusted agent, Major Alphonso Brutus Clay, to find a solution to end the clan’s violent activities in the South.
Aided by his friend the writer Ambrose Bierce and by his lovely, terrifying mistress Teresa Duval, Clay embarks on his greatest challenge yet. Not just to prevent a second presidential assassination, not just to preserve the unity of the country, but to prevent a secret cabal of corrupt financiers from gaining control of the United States, and to save the world from the designs of an organization far older than the United States itself.

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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 October 10, 2012 by Fireship Press. 210 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jeanie Loiacono 24 Apr 2013

Holy Smokes!!! As the last of the Alphonso Clay mysteries, this one tops the cake. Each one I have read has been superb, but this wraps it up neat and tight. I can't help wanting to read more about...

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Jeanie Loiacono 27 Oct 2013

I hated to read the last word knowing this is the last in the series. I was screaming YES! YES! YES!!! Sherlock Holmes eat your heart out. Clay is better!