Knights in Action, the third in the Jean Termonde Novels by Daniel C. Lorti has released!

Duke Jean Termonde, French Ambassador to Italy, in a search of information pertinent to French interests, finds a northern Italian city-state preparing territorial expansion among warring cities, a rogue Roman pope with designs on an Italian kingdom, and a French invasion of Southern Italy sponsored by the Avignon anti-pope. Seeking timely information means putting himself in danger and initiating a spy network operating out of the embassy. Friendships with the Mayor of Arles, a French privateer, city-state rulers, and a Vatican cardinal are fraught with adventure and danger. Then a twist of fate moves him into a dangerous situation with the English enemy in the middle of a coup d’état and the Hundred Years’ War.

A writer of mainly factual and historical fiction, Daniel C. Lorti is the author of the Jean Termonde Novels: The Avignon Legacy, Knights of Honor, and Knights in Action, the Jim Factor Novels: The Missing F_ctor and The Business End, which embody Lorti’s professional background as an arms broker in outstanding suspense thrillers, and The Mulligan, a parody on do-overs and his most recent completed novel — all published by W&B Publishing.

An aerospace engineer with sensors, weapons, and intelligence background, he was the Chief Radar Engineer for the Northrop Grumman Corporation and was on President Clinton’s twenty-member committee for Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland. A former international arms broker, he conducted business in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. During his career, he, with partners, sold a successful aerospace company to the Northrop Grumman Corporation. A member of Mystery Writers of America and the Historical Writers of America, he currently resides in Newport Coast, California. Represented by Loiacono Literary Agency




Call out to Him – Psalm 57:1

God bless you, President Trump and all those who love and support you! God bless America, the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE!

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. THE WHOLE WORLD – EVERYONE! Repent, turn from your sins, love one another while you still have time.

TouchPoint Press releases Siege of Knoxville by Jack Martin

TouchPoint Press releases Siege of Knoxville by Jack Martin

Treason, murder, lust, love. Upon such things will the fate of America ride.

The second in the Alphonso Clay Mysteries, Siege of Knoxville begins in Tennessee, Autumn 1863. Staggered by the loss of Vicksburg in July, the Confederacy has rebounded with a crushing defeat of the Union forces at Chickamauga. The shattered Union army now lies stranded and under siege. Washington has dispatched Ulysses S. Grant to repair the situation. Grant finds that his task is made almost impossible by the presence of a rebel spy high in the Union command structure. Unfortunately, the only officer who could identify the spy is murdered before he can reveal the traitor’s name. Grant assigns Captain Alphonso Clay to root-out the murderous turncoat, but Clay soon finds himself in a nest of intrigue. To identify the traitor, he must solve the murder, deal with a lethal female undercover agent bank-rolled by financier Jay Gould and overcome a monstrous secret society that is older than the United States itself. As Longstreet’s army surrounds Knoxville, Clay races the clock to keep the Army of the Ohio from being betrayed to the Confederacy. If that should happen, the Confederacy would regain all that it lost at Vicksburg and will be well on its way to ultimate victory.

Tracing his Californian ancestry all the way back to the 1830s, Jack Martin developed a passion for American history and the mystery genre. With encouragement and support from his beloved wife Sonia, he began writing The Alphonso Clay Mysteries. Sonia passed away on Christmas Eve 2009, following a brave battle against ovarian cancer. He promised her he would finish the books and become a published author. The series includes: Treason on the Mississippi (2019), The Siege of Knoxville (2020), and soon-to-be released Murder on the March (2021), Murder by Plague (2021), and Assassination at Willard’s (2022). All are published by TouchPoint Press. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Harry Bierce Mystery book I (Amphorae Publishing) picks up with Clay in the late 1920s. Clay lives on… Destroyer of Worlds – Harry Bierce Mystery book II (TouchPoint Press, 2022) is next in the series, has Clay battling the evils of WWII and thwarting spies, traitors, and the only woman who knows his secret.

Martin is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency.