Blood Of The Oak: A Mystery by Eliot PattisonBlood Of The Oak: A Mystery by Eliot Pattison

Blood Of The Oak: A Mystery

byEliot Pattison

Hardcover | March 25, 2016

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016The year is 1765, at the beginning of the Stamp Tax dissent, the first organized resistance to English rule. Duncan McCallum is drawn into the mystery of a series of murders and kidnappings that are strangely connected to the theft of an Iroquois artifact. In following the trail, he uncovers a network of secret runners supporting the nascent committees of correspondence," engaged in the first organized political dissent across colonial borders. When he is captured and thrown into slavery with the kidnapped runners, Duncan encounters a powerful conspiracy of highly placed English aristocrats who are bent on crushing all dissent. 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. The fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series moves ever closer to the beginning of the American Revolution. Included in the novel's cast of characters are figures who will have their destinies to fulfill in the next decade: Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, the early Pennsylvania rebel James Smith, and Dr. Benjamin Rush. 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 only from unprecedented political discourse but also from the extraordinary bond with the natural world experienced by frontier settlers and native tribes."
Eliot Pattison is the author of The Skull Mantra, winner of an Edgar Award and finalist for the Gold Dagger, Water Touching Stone, Bone Mountain, Beautiful Ghosts, Prayer of the Dragon, Bone Rattler, The Lord of Death, Eye of the Raven and most recently Original Death. Pattison resides in rural Pennsylvania with his wife, three childre...
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Title:Blood Of The Oak: A MysteryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.38 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:March 25, 2016Publisher:CounterpointLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1619026155

ISBN - 13:9781619026155

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Another complexly plotted historical mystery written in a baroque style highly suggestive of the period and unblinking in its portrayal of American history's dark lessons." - Kirkus "