SPEED DEMON by Jim Bosworth

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A craze for speed….what will break first, the flesh or the machine? Speed Demon is a super-charged adventure in the high-speed, nerve shattering world of race car drivers… and it’s the story of their women, whose passions are aroused as much by the roaring machines as by the men who drive them.

Car racing in 1958 is not just a sport for Martin Janis… it’s his life. After a series of deadly triumphs melting California asphalt with his speed in a quick-silver, Italian-made car, driving for a wealthy sportsman, Martin accepts a dream offer from an Italian car-maker to race on the man-killing tracks of Europe. The battles Martin has to fight within the legendary car company are almost as dangerous as the curves of the track…and the curves of Anna, a glamorous, beautiful and hot-blooded woman who is using every tool she has to seperate Martin from Charlotte, his home-town love who travels with him from the U.S. His personal and professional challenges come to a fiery climax at the German Grand Prix on the treacherous Nuremburg Ring in an unforgettable, heart-pounding race.

This is one of the most authentic, powerful, and exciting novels ever written about car racing…the first book by Jim Bosworth, author of the epic and enduring western The Long Way North.

THE TALL CAPTAINS By Bart Spicer

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“Come, wolves of war, here stands a Crosbie!”

Those are the words carved on the huge dirk that Duncan Crosbie, exiled Scotsman, soldier of France, wears proudly at his side. And they are also carved on his heart. More than women, gaming, all the pleasures of Paris, Crosbie loved war. His devouring passion was to fight the English who had killed his father at the Battle of Culloden. But the French king lolls in his palace, under the witchery of Madame de Pompadour, and the army stands idle. So Crosbie sails for the New World, to join the tall captains, fighting the British in the northern wilds of Canada . . .

The year is 1759. This is the epic story of the war for Canada…and the larger-than-life characters who fought in the battles….as seen through the eyes of an exiled Scottish soldier.

This book is the prequel to Spicer’s bestselling western adventure The Wild Ohio about the founding of Gallipolis, Ohio by French refugees.

PRAISE FOR THE TALL CAPTAINS:

“An exhilirating historical story of the frontier warfare. Bart Spicer breathes life into his novels that makes an experience of reading them, rather than a pastime. This is a longer-than-usual story but one that you will regret must end.” Chattanooga Daily Times

“A cast of characters as long and impressive as the book is thick. Duncan Crosbie is Spicer’s most memorable creation.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“This painstakingly researched novel of early Canada is one of the best it has been our good fortune to encounter.” The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

“Spicer endows his characters with colorful and unique traits. The historical chaos is vivid, created with vitality and feeling.” Nashville Banner

“A turbulent war story that culminates in one of the great moments of history—the French and English War, with the American Revolution only fifteen years away.”   Tulsa World

“It’s an epic story, a grand tale about one of the most dramatic times in history.” The Montgomery Alabama Advertiser