Sons of Liberty
Set in secret rooms and back allies of the city, this is a covert battle of Union officials against the Sons of Liberty, an organization trying to retake the city for the Confederacy. The Sons have been stockpiling weapons and explosives. One man hopes to stop them: Branden Rolfe, the Union Proyost Marshal. An immigrant from Austria, he refuses to allow the United States to become a divided nation like his homeland. To stop the leader of the Sons of Liberty, Rolfe places spies within the organization. Who is the mole? Can Rolfe and his team stop Everett and save Maryland from Confederate hands? The author captures perfectly the Southern Zeitgeist and catches the reader off-guard with a wonderfully satisfying ending.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 142.2 x 218.4 x 30.5mm | 430.92g
- 01 Jul 2005
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
About Marie Jakober
Marie Jakober is the award-winning author of five previous novels, including the Civil War novel, "Only Call Us Faithful." She lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
"Marie Jakober knows her history and brings to life a cast of heroic and unforgettable characters." --James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Battle Cry of Freedom", on "Only Call Us Faithful""Fascinating and well plotted, with lively characters, good momentum, and suspense throughout."--"Kirkus Reviews" on "Only Call Us Faithful"Ms. Jakober presents an authentic, vibrant portrait of Richmond, its history and inhabitants through a sometimes amusing, often caustic, proud woman's voice. Civil War fans will find this a rare treat indeed."--"Romantic Times" on "Only Call Us Faithful""Canadian author Marie Jakober has developed a fascinating Civil War spy story from the life of Elizabeth Van Lew, a remarkable Southern spinster whose espionage activities were an ongoing threat to the Confederacy. This is a historical novel that is more truth than fiction.' --"Abilene Reporter-News" on "Only Call Us Faithful""The Black Chalice is the work of a major talent: intelligently conceived, beautifully written, powerfully absorbing, deeply moving. It deserves wide acclaim, and wider readership."--"SF Site" on "The Black Chalice"