A retiring MI6 officer hits upon a clandestine ring hibernating in the upper echelons of the British Secret Service. Recognizing that he is under watch, and fearing for his own life, he resorts to unorthodox means. Zach Taylor, a Canadian Anglo-Saxon chauvinist, and a fellow combatant in the late WW I is his choice. The man is arguably the best detective journalist ever. Never failing a friend, and with little fear in his heart, the Canadian accepts the mission diligently.
Taylor's journey takes him to incredibly fantastic situations and exotic lands. Few steps into his investigations, he has to hunt back an African soldier, from the French army invading Mexico in 1864, who runs into Civil War Louisiana, where he witnesses a terrible secret. Suddenly, something appears to be related to a Christian mission in Belgian Congo at the turn of the century, and the murder of the British Governor-General of Sudan a few years later. Then again, definitely every thing has to do with Napoleon III and his schemes in Protestant North America, correcting his great uncle's mistake, and retaking Dixie back.
But how can those absurd events be relevant in a spymasters hunt eighty years later?
Every character has a tale to tell, but the truth eludes Taylor, and his targets-turned-pursuers, to the very end, when suddenly the aberrant threads converge into the most incredible knot.
"Spy Hunt in Dixie", literally is historical fiction, but as well a challenge to the mind and imagination of every fan of the mystery genre.
Praise for "Spy Hunt in Dixie"
"Recommended for the fans of Dean Koontz, Nelson DeMille and W.E.B. Griffin."
"Absolute suspense, really to the last page."
"This suspense thriller sails in that magical era of Antebellum & Postbellum America. Reads like Dean Koontz, only this one has an incredible plot about chasing spymasters around Civil War Dixie and WW II Europe."
"When I finished it, I had equal satisfaction to reading Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy or watching a Jason Bourne movie. Only this work is more mental. "
"Suspenseful and detective work of the first grade. Great civil war history as well."
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About the Author
Mixing intricate plot with intrigue, Max Connelly writes mind-challenging fiction. His thriller prose and lively characters carry it out. His first novel, "Spy Hunt in Dixie," a Civil War historical, is one of the most elaborate mysteries, as well as a fresh take on detective journalism. Employing multi-narrative style, atypical characters, and dense text, Connelly delivers cerebral gratification to mystery plot addicts. His second novel, "Respublic Amerike," follows the amorous Egyptian detective based in Boston. Omar, the Egyptian, embarks on solving a series of seemingly unrelated mysteries; but surprisingly all leads end at one enigmatic man: one with excessive power, gadgetry, and outreach--and above all ingenuity.