Fans of Jack Martin's "Alphonso Clay Murder Mystery" Series of the Civil War rejoice! Fireship Press has just released the fifth book of the series -- a fascinating departure from the usual Civil War battlefields and a look at the Reconstruction. Alphonso Clay returns with a new and troubling case to solve.
Jack Martin, Hail Columbia!, Alphonso Clay Mystery: In 1869, four years after the Civil War has ended, Southerners bristle under the authority of a military government. Embittered Confederate veterans secretly form the Ku Klux Klan to fight what they perceive as their unjust oppression by the North. However, President Ulysses S. Grant views the Klan as a dangerous organization, using arson and murder to destroy the newly won rights of former slaves and sabotage Washington's authority in the South. Seeking to break the back of the Klan without returning the country to the destruction of the Civil War, Grant turns to his most trusted agent, Major Alphonso Brutus Clay, to find a solution to end the clan's violent activities in the South. (Historical Fiction) October, 2012