Friday, August 6, 2010

Page 31: The Craft (A Preview)

Yes, I have written a book that will be published in the very near future.  I don't have a definite date yet, but will let you know when it is available.  I just finished approving the final edits.  The book is historical fiction in genre and is entitled The Craft.  The story takes place in 1826 and features secret government agents working for President John Quincy Adams.  They are trying to find William Morgan.  Remember him, the scoundrel who wrote a book revealing the secrets of Freemasonry?  His disappearance at the hands of Freemasons in upstate New York touched off a national scandal that year.

The premise of The Craft is that Morgan was a spy for the British during the War of 1812.  The president's agents have found most of the spies from that era, but the one who has eluded them is William Morgan. A man who knew Morgan during the War of 1812, Matthew Prescott, is recruited to assist the presidential agents in their search for Morgan.  Their charge from the president is to find Morgan, and bring him back to Washington for trial and punishment.  Of course, the task turns out to be not quite so simple.

The action begins in Washington and moves to New York City, Albany, and various locations upstate such as Lewiston, Fort Niagara, Rochester and Batavia.  A few others are included, but read the book to find out.  Several historical personages find themselves caught in a very dangerous and far reaching plot hatched by rogue British agents.  The book even provides my own version of what may have happened to Morgan.

Stay tuned.  More information will be forthcoming.  Leave me your contact information in the comments section if you would like to know where to purchase the book.  It will be available in hardcover, paperback, and in ebook format.

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