The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Paperback)
The Civil War has ended--but the killing isn't over--in this intriguing historical murder mystery: "I can't wait to read the next Alphonso Clay book." --RP Dahlke, author of the Dead Red Mysteries April 1865: The Civil War is all but over after Lee's surrender at Appomattox, but there are those who don't want the killing to end. Abraham Lincoln's assassin is still in hiding--but more violence is planned in a conspiracy to destroy the country once and for all. With the nation and countless civilian lives at stake, Col. Alphonso Clay, a master of intrigue and detection who has served General Grant with honor, is assigned to the case by the secretary of state. With the help of a beautiful agent, he is about to travel into the destructive heart of a secretive cult older than the United States itself . . .
Tracing his Californian ancestry all the way back to the 1830s, Jack 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. He promised her he would finish the books and become a published author. The series includes: John Brown's Body, Battle Cry of Freedom, Marching Through Georgia, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Hail, Columbia!. Martin is also the author of the Harry Bierce Mysteries.