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Blood of the Oak

(2016)
(The fourth book in the Mystery of Colonial America series)
A novel by

 
 
The Edgar Award-winner's colonial series continues as Scottish exile Duncan McCallum uncovers a loyalist conspiracy - "Historical mystery at its best" (Booklist, starred review).

The American Colonies, 1765. As the Stamp Act dissent marks the first organized resistance to English rule, someone is kidnapping and killing members of the Iroquois Nation. Asked by an elder to investigate, Scottish exile Duncan McCallum soon uncovers a network of secret runners supporting the nascent "committees of correspondence," engaged in the political dissent fomenting across colonial borders. But as Duncan follows the trail further, it leads to his capture.

Thrown into slavery with the kidnapped runners, Duncan discovers a powerful conspiracy of highly placed English aristocrats bent on crushing all dissent. Inspired by an aged Native American slave and new African friends, Duncan decides not just to escape but to turn their own intrigue against the London lords.

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016, the fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series moves ever closer to the beginning of the American Revolution. With a cast of characters that includes Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, the early Pennsylvania rebel James Smith, and Dr. Benjamin Rush, Blood of the Oak takes a fresh view on the birth of the new American nation.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Eliot Pattison's Blood of the Oak

Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blood of the Oak: A Mystery
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 1-61902-615-5 / 978-1-61902-615-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blood of the Oak: A Mystery of Revolutionary America
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 1-61902-907-3 / 978-1-61902-907-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood of the Oak: A Mystery of Revolutionary America (Duncan McCallum Book 4)
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
Publisher: Endeavour Media
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blood of the Oak (The Mystery of Colonial America Series Book 4)
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA