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Honor's Kingdom, A Novel of the Civil War

Major Abel Jones returns in “a rich, lush portrait of a forgotten era . . . Honor’s Kingdom is good history and even better storytelling” (The Denver Post).

In a stunning re-creation of 1860s London and Glasgow that reaches from the worst slums in Europe to the lobbies of Parliament, Owen Parry brings the past to ravishing life. Grotesque murders multiply as Major Abel Jones pursues a monstrous killer who may be a well-connected Confederate agent or a ghost from Jones’s bloody past in India—or both. England’s political leaders—including Benjamin Disraeli—appear to have a great deal to hide. Everyone seems determined to thwart Jones’s search for justice—but are they interested in supporting the Confederacy, or in masking personal scandals? The threat of an ocean-spanning war hangs over each new crime as Jones struggles to find a rumored warship that would serve the Rebels as a wonder-weapon of the age—and stop it from sailing.

From deeds of hellish darkness to acts of transcendent kindness, Honor’s Kingdom speeds irresistibly from the opening sentence to a startling, shockingly logical, and unforgettable conclusion.

“The glee the author takes in the narrative voice of his staunchly Methodist hero is infectious, and he brings the era to vivid life.” —Publishers Weekly

“Perry’s beautifully written narrative encompasses the international scope of the Civil War conflict and never loses sight of the brutality of war and the deceitfulness of politics.” —Booklist

Ralph Peters

Fox News Strategic Analyst Ralph Peters is the author of 27 books, including bestselling and prize-winning novels. He has experience in over 70 countries and, as a journalist, has covered multiple conflicts. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications and he serves on the advisory board of Armchair General magazine. He lives in Virginia. Owen Parry is the pen name of Ralph Peters, author of such popular novels as the recent Cain at Gettysburg and the New York Times bestseller The War After Armageddon. A career soldier, journalist, acclaimed strategist and media commentator, Peters/Parry has been a lifelong student of the Civil War, and his Abel Jones mysteries have achieved cult status among Civil War buffs and mystery fans alike.

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