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Publishing Schedule

April, 2018
Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs, book no.12 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

May, 2018
Halfhyde Goes to War, book no.13 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

June, 2018
The King's Coat, book no.1 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

July, 2018
Halfhyde on the Amazon, book no.14 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

August, 2018
Halfhyde and the Admiral, book no.15 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

September, 2018
The King's Commission, book no.3 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

October, 2018
The King's Privateer, book no.4 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

November, 2018
The Black Ring, book no.2 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

November, 2018
The Bermuda Privateer (PB), book no.1 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

December, 2018
Halfhyde and the Fleet Review, book no.16 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

 New Audiobook!
New Audiobook! Douglas Jacobson's taut and twisting World War II thriller is now available as a superbly narrated audiobook.

What price would you pay to keep your soul?

In 1939 the Germans invaded Poland, setting off a rising storm of violence and destruction. For Anna and Jan Kopernik, the loss is unimaginable. She is an assistant professor at a university in Krakow; he, an officer in the Polish cavalry. Separated by the war, they must find their way in a world where everything they ever knew is gone.

Anna’s father, a prominent Polish intellectual, is deported to a death camp, and Anna must flee to Belgium where she joins the Resistance. Meanwhile, Jan escapes with the battered remnants of the Polish army to Britain. When British intelligence asks him to return to Poland on an undercover mission to contact the Resistance, he seizes the chance to search for his missing wife.

Through the long night of Nazi occupation, Anna, Jan, and ordinary people across Europe fight a covert war of sabotage and resistance against the overwhelming might of the German war machine. The struggle seems hopeless, but they are determined to take back what is theirs.

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“Well researched and skillfully executed . . . a highly readable work which is both informative and imaginative.”—the Historical Novels Review

“A taut and twisting thriller with memorable flesh and blood characters . . . Jacobson’s clockwork plot draws the reader onto its roller-coaster ride [and] clicks along at breakneck speed.” —James Conroyd Martin, award-winning author of Push Not the River and Against a Crimson Sky

“Impeccably researched, Night of Flames is a vast, flowing, unstoppable tale of World War II . . . It is historical fiction at its best, with interesting, poignant characters we care about . . . this is truly a tale of the resilience and ultimate triumph of love. Highly recommended.”—Homer Hickam, author of October Sky, and The Keeper's Son.



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