Now Available: THE DEVIL DOGS OF BELLEAU WOOD by Terrence McCauley

The Devil Dogs of Belleau Wood by Terrence McCauley
The Devil Dogs of Belleau Wood by Terrence McCauley
TAMPA, Fla. - Feb. 15, 2016 - PRLog -- Charlie Doherty, the hero of the historical crime novels PROHIBITION and SLOW BURN by Terrence McCauley, returns in a novella of World War I in THE DEVIL DOGS OF BELLEAU WOOD, published on February 15, 2016 in trade paperback and ebook formats by Down & Out Books.

"When Terrence asked if we would publish his novella with the stipulation that all proceeds benefit the Semper Fi Fund, I responded with a resounding and enthusiastic yes," said Eric Campbell, publisher of Down & Out Books. "The Semper Fi Fund is a well-respected organization doing outstanding work for wounded veterans who fought for our freedom. I'm humbled to have the opportunity to assist in my small way."


A world at war. A lone Marine fighting to survive.

1918 — As a corrupt patrolman in New York City, Charlie Doherty had the ward bosses of Tammany Hall and other political cronies to watch his back. But in the hell-storm that became known as the Battle of Belleau Wood, only his rifle and his training keep him alive.

After taking cover behind a fallen tree during the worst of the German shelling, Doherty links up with a brave Marine captain and a ragtag crew of survivors who realize the only way out of danger lies not in retreat, but in marching toward the sound of the gunfire. They fight the enemy wherever they find them, hoping to hold back the advancing German tide long enough for the shaken American forces to regroup and re-enforce them. They lean forward. They dig in. They fight back.

Doherty and the others began the day as Marines. But by the time it is over, they will be part of a battle that helped secure the reputation of the United States Marine Corps as one of the most feared fighting forces in the world.

They will become known as THE DEVIL DOGS OF BELLEAU WOOD.

Meet the Author …

Terrence P. McCauley is an award-winning writer of crime fiction. His critically-acclaimed techno-thriller SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL was published by Polis Books in July 2015. Polis also republished Terrence's first two novels set in 1930 New York City — PROHIBITION and SLOW BURN.

Terrence has had numerous short stories featured in Thuglit, Spintetingler Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Big Pulp and other publications. He is a member of the New York City chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers and the International Crime Writers Association. Author's website:

About Down & Out Books …

Founded in 2011, Down & Out Books ( ( is an independent publisher of crime fiction based in Tampa, Florida. For more information, contact

About Semper Fi Fund …

Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund provide urgently needed resources and lifetime support for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case managers from the Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans in order to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetime. We keep our overhead low so our impact on the lives of service members and veterans is greater and we are one of only three veteran charities to receive an "A+" rating from The American Institute of Philanthropy, and a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

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