Call Each River Jordan (Abel Jones Mysteries)

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Union Major Abel Jones, Welsh immigrant and veteran of Britain's distant wars, survives the battle's slaughter only to face the riddle of a different kind of massacre. Far from the cries and smoke of combat, forty murdered slaves hang at a crossroads. Their blood may be on Northern as well as Southern hands, with devastating political repercussions. Though few are concerned over the lost lives, one man insists on justice -- a plain-speaking officer with a Welsh lilt, a limp, and his own troubled conscience. But the chain of death soon proves as brutal and consuming as the war itself, dragging Major Jones into a dark world of midnight savagery, ritual murder, and sudden combat, as desperate men and women struggle to survive the fury of a divided nation.

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Owen Parry is the author of two previous novels featuring Major Abel Jones: Faded Coat of Blue, winner of the Herodotus Award, and Shadows of Glory, which was selected as one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Fascinated by the Civil War since childhood, Parry wrote his first book on the subject, a history of the conflict, at age twelve. That book was ultimately rejected by an interested publisher, which proved fortunate for Mr. Parry's subsequent writing career, since young Owen, with the best intentions, had made extremely liberal use of the work of others. He has since learned more of the etiquette of writing, and a little more of life.

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