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A departure from my usual contemporary stories, The Gilded Treachery is set in the 19th century. It's not a Western but rather a Victorian urban adventure which combines the instability of the South and the ruthlessness of Wall Street.


A young woman is kidnapped
A Civil War veteran is hired to deliver justice
A housewife is searching for her missing husband
What no one expected was the involvement of the richest men in the world...


Zeke Harland is a wounded Civil War vet who chose to fight for the Confederacy, not because of his ideals but simply to spite his father, a Union general. He is summoned by former president Andrew Johnson to rescue the mysterious Chastity Parsons who may have been kidnapped for being involved in state secrets.

Meanwhile, Mary Hollister searches for her husband who has gone missing. Being an Irish immigrant, no one is offering assistance. Or could it be no one wants the man to be found?

As Zeke scours the country with his teenage brother-in-law, they stumble upon a railroad conspiracy that could change the fate of the United States. From New Orleans to Atlanta and New York, they dodge murder attempts while seeking the truth.

The Gilded Treachery is a historical mystery thriller which never pauses. The adventure is based in part on true events and has 107,000 words.

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Ever heard of the Albany and Susquehanna War?

Picture financiers JP Morgan, Billy Vanderbilt, and Jim Fisk struggling to control a tiny railroad which is the key to the entire coal distribution system. Now picture them hiring mercenaries to muscle their way in.

True story.

Learn about it all in The Gilded Treachery!
 

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Zeke Harland just wants to be a farmer and marry Edwige. What he needs though is some money. Lots of it.

Former President Johnson is in a position to solve all Zeke's problems. Go to New Orleans, find the abducted Chastity Parsons, and bring her to Atlanta. Easy, right?

Then how do financiers JP Morgan and Jim Fisk figure in all this? Why is Zeke's life suddenly in danger?

Find out in The Gilded Treachery! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052GFJOY/?tag=kbpst-20
 

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Meet Mary Hollister.

She's an Irish immigrant. Not the softcore Boston variety who drink green beer once a year, but a genuine Irish immigrant who is trying to make a better life for herself. And it's working. She has three beautiful children and an upwardly mobile husband, John.

But John goes missing.

Did he leave her for someone else? Was he abducted? And who is the mysterious Charlotte?

Find out in The Gilded Treachery! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052GFJOY/?tag=kbpst-20
 

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A new month is upon us, dear readers, and with it comes a new price. If you can get The Gilded Treachery before Amazon fiddles with its system, you might still be able to grab a copy at $2.99. But be quick! When the cogs fall into place you'll be looking at a slight increase.

Not to brag or anything but this baby is worth every penny  ;D
 

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When I was in the process of designing the cover with my designer, I had to come to grips with what genre I was selling. The guy gave me some artwork to consider featuring cowboys and shootouts.

It wasn't what I was going for because even though some might consider The Gilded Treachery a Western, it kind of isn't. I racked my brain until I figured out my book was much closer in tone and story to the latest Sherlock Holmes movie as well as From Hell with Johnny Depp.

Deep down, I always want to compare it to Wild Wild West (the Will Smith version) but the movie sucks so bad that it actually blows. And my work is not cartoonish at all. Otherwise, you got the covert agents working for the President, you got nefarious plots. Unfortunately, I don't have any mechanical spiders :'(

What I do have however is a kick-ass story rooted in history. If that's your thing...
 

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This is your neighborly friendly bump so you don't forget to write a review of The Gilded Treachery once you've read it!
 

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Should I feel bad about not doing too much publicity on this novel? For some reason, I've been spending all my energy promoting The Kennedy Secret when The Gilded Treachery is probably an even better read.

Financial conspiracy? Crooked politicians? That's not just the stuff of 2008 Wall Street. No sirree, bob. That kind of stuff used to happen in 1869, only cranked up to 11 because they had even fewer regulations.

Read all about it in The Gilded Treachery.
 

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The Gilded Treachery is about to get the star treatment, by me anyway. I'm hoping to increase marketing on this novel in the coming weeks.
 
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