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Blood of the Oak by Eliot Pattison

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Also by Eliot Pattison:

Freedom's Ghost, October 2023
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The King's Beast, April 2020
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Bones of the Earth, April 2019
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Skeleton God, March 2017
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Soul of the Fire, February 2017
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Blood of the Oak, March 2016
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Soul Of The Fire, December 2014
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Original Death, August 2013
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Ashes Of The Earth, April 2011
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Eye Of The Raven, January 2011
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The Lord Of Death, June 2010
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Water Touching Stone, October 2009
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Bone Rattler, January 2009
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Prayer Of The Dragon, December 2008
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The Skull Mantra, October 2008
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Beautiful Ghosts, April 2005
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Bone Mountain, May 2004
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Blood of the Oak
Eliot Pattison

Bone Rattler #4
Counterpoint
March 2016
On Sale: March 15, 2016
Featuring: Duncan McCallum
ISBN: 1619026155
EAN: 9781619026155
Kindle: B01C6D0KLM
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Mystery Historical

The fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series moves ever closer to the beginning of the American Revolution and advances the protagonist Duncan McCallum to 1765 and into the throes of the Stamp Tax dissent, which marked the beginning of organized resistance to English rule. As the story unfolds, Duncan is drawn into the mystery of ritualistic murders that are strangely connected to both the theft of an Iroquois artifact and an additional series of murders and kidnappings connecting to the network of secret runners supporting the nascent committees of correspondence—which are engaged in the first organized political dissent across colonial borders. In following the trail he encounters a powerful conspiracy of highly placed English aristocrats who are bent on crushing all dissent. Duncan is captured by its agents, and sent into slavery in Virginia beside the kidnapped runners. Inspired by an aged native American slave and new African friends Duncan decides not just to escape but to turn their own intrigue against the London lords.

Included in the novel's cast of characters are figures from our history who have their own destinies to fulfill in the next decade, including Benjamin Franklin (writing from London), Samuel Adams, the early Pennsylvania rebel James Smith, Dr. Benjamin Rush, and, very briefly, a soft spoken militia officer named Washington. The Blood of the Oak takes a fresh view on the birth of the new American nation, suggesting that the "freedom" that became the centerpiece of the Revolution was uniquely American, rising not just from unprecedented political discourse but also from the extraordinary bond with the natural world experienced by frontier settlers and native tribes.

Bone Rattler

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