Sequel in Historical Fiction Series Follows Secrets, Murder and Treason During American Civil War

Jack Martin tells "the secret history of the United States" in his Alphonso Clay Mystery series that surrounds imagined incidents of American figures.
 
 
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IRVINE, Calif. - July 2, 2020 - PRLog -- Captain Alphonso Clay has one mission: make sure that the Confederacy does not win the war. While he's at it, he also needs to root-out a murderous turncoat high up in the Union army infrastructure. The Union army is surrounded—and the spy could shatter them from within. Time is running out, and Clay doesn't know who to trust. To identify the traitor, he has to solve a murder, deal with a lethal female agent, and battle a monstrous secret society. If he fails, more than just his life is on the line—the very fate of the United States rests on his shoulders. The Siege of Knoxville releases July 10.

Martin expertly blends historical facts with thrilling fiction. "Teresa Duval is based on a woman who engaged in a murderous string of robberies about twenty years ago in Texas," Martin states. "She eventually stated that the act of violently spilling blood caused sexual climax. I suppose it reinforced my belief that evil is an actual, tangible thing that can take almost any form." The Siege of Knoxville is perfect for fans of Michael Shaara and Laird Hunt.

About Jack Martin: After receiving his Juris Doctorate from UCLA, Jack Martin worked for
The Department of Defense and the aerospace industry, specializing in contracts and regulatory issues. Tracing his Californian ancestry all the way back to the 1830s, Martin developed a passion for American history and the mystery genre. With encouragement and support from his beloved wife, Sonia, he began writing The Alphonso Clay Mysteries. Sonia passed away on Christmas Eve 2009, following a brave battle against ovarian cancer. He promised her he would finish the books and become a published author. Siege of Knoxville is the second in this five-book series.

About TouchPoint Press: TouchPoint Press, a traditional publisher of digital and print fiction and nonfiction, strives to be innovative and energetic in all we do from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication. We are proud to work with talented authors whose works have received or were nominated for several awards. Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing fiction and nonfiction lists.

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