“Suspenseful…Provocative…A riveting work of political intrigue [that]… weaves real-world history into a deft, dynamic historical thriller” Kirkus Reviews
Teddy Roosevelt’s son Quentin was killed in WWI. So why is another man’s corpse in his grave? J. Edgar Hoover summons reluctant Special Agent Seth Armitage back to the Bureau to investigate the shocking revelation. Armitage must travel the world to probe the mystery, and quickly becomes targeted himself by powerful and ruthless forces on both sides of the Atlantic who are committed to keeping the scandal secret—at any cost. The line between enemy and ally blurs perilously as Seth becomes enmeshed with a WWI vet turned assassin with whom he shares a strange bond, a beautiful double agent with a personal agenda, and the political madmen building the Nazi party. The complex web reaches ever deeper, until Seth finds himself forced to make the terrifying choice to protect or destroy the soon-to-be Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler.
In his second book featuring Armitage, Ashby once again brings to life the emotionally-charged period between WWI and WWII, showing us that psychological wounds of war do not heal quickly, and the thirst for power and revenge runs very deep.
“A Triumph Across the Board!” Kirkus Reviews
Lt. Art Sutton and his war-weary Special Forces team parachute into Nazi Germany in 1945 to destroy targets behind enemy lines. What they don’t know: during the jump they have somehow warped through time. They land in deeply forested Germany–in 2011. They start blowing things up. The young soldiers feel like heroes; the present-day German police hunt them down like the terrorists they appear to be; US forensics experts race to uncover the identity of a mysteriously intact body wearing WWII dog tags. What is good? Who is evil? Filled with action, historically accurate detail, and even romance, this complex tale will keep you riveted through every surprising and intriguing twist.
Someone is killing elderly Civil War veterans and fledgling G-Man Seth Armitage must figure out who and why, battling the corrupt Harding Administration’s obstructions and the inscrutable machinations of the ambitious young J. Egar Hoover along the way. An acclaimed historical thriller featuring meticulously researched real-life characters, Devil’s Den brings to life that fascinating and emotionally rich period between WWI and WWII in America. The 20s were roaring out, both the Civil War and WWI still haunted living memories, and Prohibition was bootlegging its way in. For fans of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist, and such nonfiction works as Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City.
The next book in the “Seth Armitage” series, In Shadowland, will take WWI veteran Armitage back to France to investigate the death of President Teddy Roosevelt’s son during the war. In the exciting yet treacherous Paris and Berlin of the Roaring 20s, Armitage will confront some unresolved issues from his own wartime service while on a special assignment for the Bureau.