Friday, November 20, 2015

The Crescent Spy by Michael Wallace

The Crescent Spy
by Michael Wallace

Find out more about this book and author:

Just released: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Spy Thriller
Hardback: 325 pages
Rating: 4

Victoria Crossing series:
The Cresent Spy
book 2 - Summer 2016

First sentence(s):
Josephine Breaux was only one of the many civilians fleeing north with the defeated Union army bur was surely the only one who had spoken to both Unions and Confederate generals before the battle.

Writing under a man’s name, Josephine Breaux is the finest reporter at Washington’s Morning Clarion. Using her wit and charm, she never fails to get the scoop on the latest Union and Confederate activities. But when a rival paper reveals her true identity, accusations of treason fly. Despite her claims of loyalty to the Union, she is arrested as a spy and traitor.

To Josephine’s surprise, she’s whisked away to the White House, where she learns that President Lincoln himself wishes to use her cunning and skill for a secret mission in New Orleans that could hasten the end of the war. For Josephine, though, this mission threatens to open old wounds and expose dangerous secrets. In the middle of the most violent conflict the country has ever seen, can one woman overcome the treacherous secrets of her past in order to secure her nation’s future?

My two-bits:

Interesting look at the plight of a woman journalist during the Civil War period. Certain circumstances allows this character to pass the major hurdle of finances in order to follow her dream.

Some action scenes and interactions with various colorful characters all in pursuit of stories move this story along.

About the author:
I've trekked across the Sahara on a camel, ridden an elephant through a tiger preserve in Southeast Asia, eaten fried guinea pig, and been licked on the head by a skunk. In a previous stage of life I programmed nuclear war simulations, smuggled refugees out of a war zone, and milked cobras for their venom. I speak Spanish and French and grew up in a religious community in the desert.

I hope you enjoy my books as much as I've enjoyed my crazy life. I welcome email from readers at


* review copy courtesy of book tour sponsored by BookSparks. @booksparks

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