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Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Stolen artifacts, a missing anthropologist and a tenacious amateur sleuth. American art history student Zelda Richardson is back and embroiled in another exciting art-related mystery! This time she's working at an anthropology museum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of artifacts from the Asmat region of Papua – the same area where a famous American anthropologist disappeared in 1961. When the anthrop ...

SILENT SENTINELS

WW1, Ukraine, Early winter. 1918: When the battlefront enters their village, Katarina and her injured sister, Anna, flee into the smoke-filled dense forest at night. When Anna stops to rest, Katarina searches for water. As snow falls, obstacles and wild creatures create a scary adventure. This short story is based on the characters and timeline from the author's series: Russian Mennonite Chronic ...

The Island of the Righteous: The untold story of the Greek island that rescued its Jews in World War 2

A dying man's last breaths point toward a tantalizing treasure and the answers to a shattered family's past. 1941, the island of Zante, Greece. Pantelis Kokinis and his family live under the dark cloud of Italian occupation. As the horrors of the war draw nearer, reality for the Kokinis family grows more and more fraught. Long-held secrets, raw emotions, and the fear of what’s coming leave them sc ...

Injustice for gold in Africa

After the death of his wife, Doctor Christoph Kloppel discovers a partial cure for cancer that could have saved her. With grief and regret driving his determination, he is eventually awarded the Nobel Prize and uses it as a platform to further advance his research

  • What he doesn’t expect, however, is the breakout of WWII, during which the Nazi party comes for him, demanding ...

Merchants of Virtue

MERCHANTS OF VIRTUE follows a rich merchant family during the repeal of religious tolerance by Louis XIV. France, 1685, Jeanne Delpech returns from her chateau to the Quercy capital to find her townhouse overrun by mercenary soldiers. The Sun King’s dragoons are given carte blanche to rob, beat, and commit atrocities to force Protestants to abjure their religion. Can Jeanne keep her children ...

The Sun at Twilight

Tudhaliya IV comes to the
throne as a usurper's younger son, determined to rule according to the traditional
values of justice and clemency, despite the advice of his ambitious mother and brothers. When his cousin with whom he was
raised as someone dearer than a brother, decides his own claim to the throne is
stronger than Tudhaliya's, the latter must decide whether to apply ...

The Good Time Girls

A novel of wild women, the bonds of friendship, a harrowing road trip, and help found in the least likely places. In 1905 Kansas, ex-dancehall girl and outlaw Ruby Calhoun has settled into a (mostly) quiet and (mostly) lawful life. But out of the blue her past comes hustling into town when her ex-friend and ex-dancehall partner, Pip, shows up with a grim message and dangerous mission: Cullen Wilde ...

Freedom Skies

One day in 1860, everything changed for everyone, everywhere.  In Victorian London, in an age when steam and clockwork power are all-important, a series of events throws Oliver, Jake and Charlotte into conflict with the authorities. They come from very different backgrounds and join forces with an escaped slave, a street urchin and a prostitute to form an airship crew - The Rebel Runaways. Wi ...

This Time Tomorrow

Two brothers. One woman. A nation at war.


A compelling story of war, brotherly love, romance and betrayal during World War One. 

Vast in scope and intimate in the portrayal of three lives swept along by circumstances, 'This Time Tomorrow' moves from the drawing rooms of Edwardian London to the trenches of the Western Front and to the uncertainty of post-war B ...

The Hand of God

An African-American man is caught between his own demons and those of 1950s American society in this historical novel. The Hand of God tells the story of 24-year-old Bobby Lincoln, who lives in the coastal town of Palm Harbor in 1955 Florida. With few jobs and no education available to him, he ekes out a living by fishing and working at the local sugar mill. But it’s not enough for him or his comm ...

Bee Sting Cake by Brunhilde

Fleeing the war-torn German Empire, Brunhilde “Hilde” Schuster immigrates to the United States where her cousin’s family teaches her rudimentary English. She finds work as a caretaker for the elderly member of a family whose German ancestors immigrated decades earlier. Carl Becker, whose parents fled Germany after the failed 1848 revolution before his birth, feels an attraction to the new companio ...

After Alice Fell

Winner of the 2022 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Historical. Until she discovers the truth of her sister’s death, no one will rest in peace. New Hampshire, 1865. Marion Abbott is summoned to Brawders House asylum to collect the body of her sister, Alice. She’d been found dead after falling four stories from a steep-pitched roof. Officially: an accident. Confidentially: suic ...

The Lightning Horse

When a young Hittite charioteer discovers that the chariot accident that killed his father and maimed his grandfather was sabotage aimed at the king, he sets out to find the killer. Facing the loss of everyone he holds dear, he learns that good and evil are often not what they seem, and he must struggle to adjust to a new identity.

Storms of Malhado

Galveston Island, Texas, September 2008 Katie doesn’t believe in ghosts. And she certainly doesn’t believe the rumors that her family’s home is haunted, despite its tragic history: two young women who lived there in different eras died in hurricanes – one during Hurricane Carla in 1961, one during the Great Storm of 1900, the greatest natural disaster to befall the United States. But that was the ...

Age of Secrets: An Irish Historical Fantasy

Ireland, 500. In an ancient land where forgotten tales and mystical wonders abound, a man with a fragmented past embarks on a quest to reclaim his true identity. Fingin, a gentle soul plagued by an abusive childhood, ekes out a meager existence as a fisherman, hiding his inner kindness from the world. Bound by the crippling weight of his stutter, he chooses solitude over the risk of being branded ...

The Third Dawn

Would you like to walk alongside the Messiah in His early years, talk and listen to Him, and experience His gentle, simple humanity, divine power, and authority? Award-winning mystery author Thomas J. Nichols tells one of the greatest mysteries of all time, the private life of Jesus, the Messiah. Told through the eyes of Jesus' lifelong friend, Nur, Nichols' gifted storytelling brings this unique ...

Yesterday's News

Antiques can be a dangerous business. Especially when you’re dealing with a desperate politician, a sexy ex-cop, and a couple of "spirited" companions.

Anna Yesterday owns Yesterday's Antiques in small town USA. When she finds an old newspaper clipping lining the drawer of an antique dresser, she realizes she's never heard the heart wrenching story of abu ...

The Vestals Conspiracy: A Novella (Prequel To The Nina Monte Mystery Thriller Series)

Nina Monte, a renowned professor of ancient religions, receives a cryptic message. Her former mentor and a prominent Italian archaeologist, Filippo Oliveri, needs her to come to Rome—he believes only Nina is capable of understanding the true significance of his new discovery.

But when she finally reaches the excavation site, Oliveri is gone. Instead, Nina comes across a series of clues that so ...

Seventh Dimension Series Full Box Set: Books 1-6

The Seventh Dimension Series Full Box Set includes The Door, The King, The Castle, The City, The Prescience, and The Howling. The Seventh Dimension Series has won over thirty-five book awards. "Time is an illusion until God's appointed time," is the major theme based on A.W. Tozer's quote in The Pursuit of God: "A spiritual kingdom lies all about us, enclosing us, embracing us, altogether within r ...

Medieval Gower Stories

If you like scandal, intrigue and true stories from history, then you’ll love Ann Marie Thomas’ book. Buy Medieval Gower Stories and witness the crimes of mad King John, the atrocities of the Ogre of Abergavenny and search for the lost treasure of Edward II.

Ghosts of Tsavo

Armed with Victorian etiquette and a dead husband, Beatrice Knight arrives in the small colonial town of Nairobi desperate for a pot of tea. But she will need more than that if she is to unravel the mystery of the Ghosts of Tsavo without being eaten in the process. She must endure all manner of inconveniences while surviving the machinations of her best friend's dashing godfather and the efforts o ...

Another Self

“How long must we suffer for the sins of our past?” Julia, brilliant yet humbled by cruelty and abuse, overcomes great disadvantage to become the richest person in ancient Rome. Living a double life, she wields power from behind the scenes to bring vengeance down upon those who wronged her. When her schemes ensnare Rome’s two greatest generals, Lucius Cornelius Sulla and Gaius Ma ...

Past Storm and Fire

She wrote herself into history. Will she sample the sensual spoils? Val Masterson longs for a taste of passion. With a loveless husband and a soul-sucking job, it’s no surprise when a bump on the head gives her vivid dreams of life as a powerful heroine. Losing herself in rugged fantasies with two twelfth-century Icelandic brothers, she’s shocked when her smoking-hot fictional men vie for much ...

Operation Underpants

87-year-old ex-spies Max and Olivia live in a nursing home forgotten and waiting to die when they are dragged back into the world of international espionage. The fate of much of the world hangs in the balance. Also, in this series: Claudia – Operation Chaos and Operation OBE – Over Bloody Eighty. The Max & Olivia books are a unique series - set against the back drop of the challenges to the in ...

Aztec

'His work takes the reader through a never-ending labyrinth of twists and turns. Get this book. It is a magnificent piece of work!'
History and Women

History tells us that Cortes conquered the millions of the Aztec nation with an army of just 500 men – but what about the woman at his side?

Malinali was his translator, the only one who could spe ...

Black Entry

This is a fictionalized account of "Project Tiger", which was an operation spanning 1962 and 1963 in which the CIA inserted numerous indigenous agent teams into North Vietnam for the purposes of espionage, sabotage and other special operations. It also relates the story to earlier CIA operations in which similar efforts were made to drop agents in Communist East Europe - with similar results.

Scepter of Flint

During the Great Jubilee of the Aten, a mysterious series of tomb robberies takes place, and witnesses begin to die. With plague ravaging the palace, where Hani’s daughter is a physician, and Egypt’s ally, Naharin, collapsing into the hands of a usurper, Hani must make sense of what is happening. And who in high places is his real enemy.

The Magna Carta Story: The Layman's Guide to the Great Charter

The layman's guide to Magna Carta and a good story too. The relationships, arguments, bad behaviour, and civil war around the imposition of the Great Charter on King John, and what happened afterwards.

Kill the Teachers

Kill the Teachers takes readers through this agonizing period of contemporary Mexican history. It begins with the decision by the 70,000 member Section 22 of the national teachers’ union to stage a sit-in in the city of Oaxaca's Zocalo and chronicles the brutal state police attack on the strikers, which included the beatings of women and children. The teachers fought back and not only retook the Z ...

The Bad Girl

A captivating debut novella for readers of Janet Fitch's White Oleander and Catherine Ryan Hyde's Don't Let Me Go, The Bad Girl unleashes an unforgettable cast of characters into a time and place known for its violence and peril where chances of survival are slim: 1971. New York City

In This Place Together

In the town of Naraah, near the region of Judea, Sapphira begins a desperate quest to find a physician to heal her beloved husband Aaron, who is near death. Living in a time when women are considered possessions, Sapphira fears her brother will force her to marry a cruel man if Aaron doesn't survive. Sapphira's frantic search forces her to associate with criminals and leads her into committing ...

MADAME POMMERY, Creator of Brut Champagne

Champagne, France, 1860. Madame Pommery, an etiquette teacher and orphanage founder, loses her husband and is forced to support her family. With no experience, the forty-year-old widow decides to make champagne. Her unique vision is to change it from a sweet dessert beverage to a dry, crisp wine to be enjoyed anytime. When champagne makers refuse to teach her their craft, she forges ahead on her o ...

Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth

Alina's husband John de Mowbray takes control of the Lordship of Gower in 1320, in an attempt to secure her inheritance. But her father had sold it to the king's favourite, and the king takes it back. The Marcher Barons side with de Mowbray and rebel against the king. But although it eventually leads to the king's downfall, Alina and John will pay a heavy price. Accurate history told in a storyte ...

The Conquest of Wales: A Brief History

In 1066 William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings, but Wales wasn't conquered for over two hundred years. The Welsh princes were a thorn in the side of the English kings until Edward I, building castles and roads as he went, finally conquered Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last Prince of Wales. Told in a storytelling style with lots of illustrations, this is history you'll enjoy reading. This lit ...

Chadwick Yates and the Cannibal Shrine

“You know nothing. Nothing about Tanzia or its people. You would never have agreed to dog me if you didn’t want to see the Black Continent, and only I can show it to you. You have only one option anyhow: follow me, Commander Sharp.” A Lost World. A Marvelous Expedition. A Dangerous Ambassador. Across the waters from industrialized Cavendia lies the Forbidden Continent of Tanzia, where Servants, th ...

The Storm After

A historical fiction tale of four strangers who come together in the aftermath of the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900—the deadliest hurricane in US history. More than 6,000 people died that fateful day and the island was left a sea of brokenness. As the four diverse strangers cling to each other amidst the devastation in an attempt to survive, they change each other in ways they never woul ...

The Consequence of Anna: A Heartbreaking Historical Family Saga of Love, Friendship, Obsession, and Madness

THE AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER, reminiscent of The Thorn Birds, The Light Between Oceans, and Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Poignant, heartrending, and unforgettable. Inspired by a TRUE STORY . . .

Nominated for a PULITZER PRIZE . . . Soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.

“An intense and emotional read!” – Rhys Bowen, N ...

Chadwick Yates and the Ascent of Mt. Dolymtiud

“If it’s meaning you seek, there’s no better place to be than here, or perhaps, up there.” A Shining Mountain. Mt. Dolymtiud: the roof of Tanzia and the home of the godlike Altaicans. Their motives inscrutable, they have invited Yates and Sharp to the majikal palaces at the summit, where the House of Knowledge lies. But reaching the top quickly becomes more dangerous than e ...

Dangereuse: Grandmother of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Dangereuse is not an ordinary medieval woman. Red-haired, headstrong and fiercely intelligent, she shocks the nobility of her time...especially when she abandons her husband and children to be the mistress of William of Aquitaine, the Troubadour Lord. William's repudiated wife, Philippa, will not let the matter rest, however, nor will the Duke's angry son, William. So Dangereuse devises a wedding- ...

Legacy of Luck

When he falls for a woman promised to another, can an enchanted family heirloom aid his quest to Scotland and his ardent desire? Ireland, 1746. Traveler Éamonn Doherty thrives on wine, gambling, and song. But when his womanizing draws him to a fiery-haired lass impervious to his charms, he finds himself more than intrigued. And though she continues to spurn his gallant advances, he vows to win he ...

Katarina's Dark Shadow

The only uncertainty in war is uncertainty. Set during the darkest days of Ukraine’s history, Book One: Katarina’s Dark Shadow prequels the courageous human struggle inside a distinct faith during violent political times. 1951: Peter stumbles on his adopted mother’s diaries from the Russian Revolution. What happened during those early years that prompted Katarina to go back to Ukraine during WW2? ...

MY FATHER, MY ENEMY

Juliane is the baseborn daughter of Henry I, King of England. Her father finds her a suitable match with a Norman lord, Eustace, and she has two daughters that she adores. But Eustace is hot-headed and sometimes cruel; he maims the young son of a man who is involved in a hostage exchange to bind peace over a disputed castle. King Henry orders that Juliane's daughters suffer the same fate as the la ...

Civil War Journal of a Union Soldier

Harmon Camburn signed up for duty as a Union soldier two weeks after the first shots were fired in the Civil War. He served for the next three years, fighting in both Battles of Bull Run and other skirmishes of the War Between the States. His tour of duty ended with a shot through his lung and capture by Confederate soldiers. Fortunately, he survived his wounds and wrote about his time in the Unio ...

California Bound

US Civil War is over. Mexico fights Emperor Maximilian. Border warlords wreak havoc along the Rio. Cattle are rustled. Innocents are killed. U.S. girls are stolen across the border. Texas Lawmen won’t go. The U.S. Cavalry can’t go. Jeb & Zach, Civil War vets, wade the Rio Bravo to find a stolen girl-- Jeb’s 14-year-old niece! A border war rages across the Rio with ranches burned. No one is saf ...

Love Lost in the War

Israel loves Paula, but they are separated in their struggle to survive World War II Israel and Paula are teens living in Biala Podlaska, Poland, on the eve of World War II. One day Israel tells Paula that he will marry her in a few years. She objects, and their friendship ends. But when the Germans enter the city, they flee together to Russia and volunteer in Soviet labor camps - to survive. They ...

The Deception

A sleight of hand. A trick up the sleeve. A call for the dead. It’s all part of the game in this twisty tale by the bestselling author of After Alice Fell. Maud Price was once a celebrated child medium, a true believer in lifting the veil between the living and the dead. Now penniless, her guiding spirit gone, the so-called “Maid of Light” is desperate to regain her reputation—but doing so means p ...

They Called Him Marvin by Roger Stark

They Called Him Marvin: A History of Love, War and Family by Roger Stark “They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years.” Bill Clinton Such a man was 1st Lt Dean Harold Sherman, B-29 Airplane Command ...

Abilene Gamble

Harry Bradford is a lawyer and sometimes detective. Some call him a bounty hunter. With half of his face torn to pieces toward the end of the Civil War, people turn away from him. He fled his native Indiana where people did not wish to hire anyone who reminded them of the war. He hoped to find among the drovers, stock yards, railroads, homesteaders and trouble-making drifters pouring into Abile ...

The Devil Take Tomorrow: A Thrilling Revolutionary War Adventure

George Washington has been marked for death. British agents embedded in the Continental Army wait only for the order to strike. Racing against time, rebel spy Ethan Matlock sets out to protect the one man who can save the Revolution. Without General Washington, the whole American enterprise might easily collapse, for no one else has demonstrated the ability to keep together an army that constantly ...

The Sons of Brabant

Europe is on fire. Fuelled by religion, politics and power, war rages across the continent, pitting father against son, and brother against brother. In the wake of such conflict come horrific famine and deadly plagues. Rumours begin to surface of the End of Days, of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the violent Renaissance of Mankind. As Europe burns, betrayal and feuding rages in the Braban ...

Call of the Morrigú: An Irish Historical Fantasy

Ireland, 1798. Tomboy Dosey Latimer hates playing prim and proper. Despite her reluctant engagement, her true passion lies with her grandfather's plans to excavate an ancient site on the estate. When they stumble upon an enigmatic stone box hidden in a sacred cave, Dosey’s curiosity gets the best of her, and she breaks the seals that bind its ancient secrets—unleashing a vengeful goddess upon the ...

A Family Shattered

“A Family Shattered” is book two in the “Michal’s Destiny” series Taavi Margolis is arrested on Kristallnacht when he races out of his apartment to protect his daughter’s fiancée, Benny, who is being attacked and killed by a gang of Nazi thugs as they pillage and destroy the streets of a little Jewish neighborhood in Berlin. Taavi’s wife, Michal and ...

Caught in a Trance-A Tale of Hypnosis and Reincarnation

Addicted to the world beyond the veil, will he escape creeping danger before his future is forfeit? Wilmington, New York, 1849. Moses Munch defines happy-go-lucky. Living amidst the gloriously beautiful Adirondack mountains, the skilled hypnotist loves to spend his days using his gift to help others. But after he experiments with a risky self-induced trance, his former passion turns into a dark ob ...

Chadwick Yates and the Anuran Contest

“We're deep in a land not made for men.” Knife-edge Negotiations. Deep in the tropical swamps of Tanzia, where anacondas and crocodiles thrive just out of sight and mosquitoes thicken the air, dwell the mysterious Anurans. The frog-like tribe is isolated, distrustful, and the guardians of a powerful form of sorcery no others can claim. Chadwick Yates’ powers of wilderness surviva ...

Misfortune of Time: An Irish Historical Fantasy

Can a woman trapped in a loveless union escape without sacrificing her precious grandchild? Ireland, 1055. In an ancient realm where time weaves a tapestry of love and loss, a woman trapped in a loveless union must find the strength to break free, even if it means sacrificing everything for her precious grandchild. Étaín, forever locked in a youthful facade, lives in perpetual anguish, concealing ...

The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery

A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, ...

A Just and Upright Man

It is 1763. James Blakiston, overseer of Lord Ravenshead’s estate and a newcomer to the Durham parish of Ryton, is determined to solve the mystery of old Reuben Cooper’s murder – but he has no idea how to go about it. As enclosure threatens to make the poor even poorer, Blakiston follows one misguided hunch after another. The only thing that he can really be certain of is his love for the beautifu ...

Katarina's Dark Shadow

The only certainty of war is uncertainty. 1951: Peter stumbles on his adopted mother’s diaries from the Russian Revolution. What happened during those early years that prompted Katarina to go back to Ukraine during WW2? What secrets lie behind the Iron Curtain? 1915-1917: During the great war, Ukraine seeks independence from Russia. Fifteen-year-old Katarina yearns for freedom from her restrictive ...

Shattering TIme

The number one best-selling thriller Stealing Time continues it’s “breathtakingly original” journey. Ronnie Andrews returns from eighteenth century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a mental breakdown. To add to the tension, Hurricane Francis, ...

The Book of Uriel: A Novel of WWII

An otherworldly tale with indelible characters in a realistic wartime setting. Hoffmans novel sublimely fuses world history and Jewish folklore.---Kirkus Reviews

In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness…

Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories ...

The War Photographers

1943 – Bletchley Park, England Mae Webster, immersed in the clandestine world of codebreaking at Bletchley Park, is recruited to help unveil a spy who’s on the brink of exposing Britain's most guarded secret: the cracking of the Enigma code. As war rages around her, Mae's life takes an unexpected turn when she falls in love with the enigmatic New Zealand war photographer Jack Knight. Their relat ...

Ashes Like Bread: A Biblical Novel of Lamech and His Two Wives

A scorned prophetess. A deadly omen. Will this kinswoman of Adam and Eve persevere with intuition she can’t deny? Zyla is used to the elders of the clan rejecting her dark glimpses into the future, and bitter that she doesn’t receive the honor she believes she deserves. When her forecast of a terrible flood gets her exiled, she and her sister flee the mountain of Eden to live among evil descendant ...

A Cats History of the World

Mark's experience and love of history has given him a keen eye and dry quirky sense of humour that veils a message about the human condition. In A Cat's History of the World, Mark speaks from the cat's perspective of history's events – tongue in cheek, as is Mark's way to send us a message.

The Price of Compassion - The Golden City Book Four

It’s 1907 and former surgeon Tom Justice sits in a San Francisco jail on murder charges. The attorney hired to defend him is perplexed: the doctor hasn’t confessed to the crime—if there even was a crime—but why won’t he declare his innocence? The reasons are complex, reaching back to Tom's youth and influencing the decisions Tom makes about his family, career and even the women in his life. An abs ...

Lake of Flowers

Hani is set to investigate thefts from the king’s household that turn out to be related to a more sinister attempt on the king’s life. Meanwhile, witnesses to the crown prince’s dodgy birth begin to die, and Hani fears for his daughter and her friend, who were also present. More secrets emerge about the prince’s identity, and Hani finds himself caught between the government and the radical revolut ...

The Last Trace: a novella of The Chosen

Trace Pierre Tasman’s simple life as a mountain man in 1842 Montana turns into a living nightmare when a beautiful but vicious she-demon begins stalking him. The insatiable desire she ignites in Trace overshadows his dread of her brutal attacks, and as his attraction to her grows, he fears his only escape may be death.

Josephine's Daughter

In the late nineteenth century, Wealthy and headstrong Kit Firestone chafes under the strictures of the Golden City’s high society, especially the interference of her charming but overbearing mother, Josephine. Kit’s secret rebellion leads to potentially catastrophic results and keeps her from finding true happiness. When her brother nearly dies from a dangerous infection, Kit defies convention an ...

The Lies That Bind: DarkHorse Trilogy, Book 1

"…a gripping tale for fans of Southern fiction...a story of deceit, slavery, and dangerous complicities..." - Readers' Favorite. Broke and despondent, trickster Durksen Hurst arrives in rural Mississippi seeking redemption for his disreputable past — and maybe some glory. When he encounters a dozen fugitive slaves hiding in the wilds, he persuades them to build a plantation with him — a scheme tha ...

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