IN-PERSON: William Martin

We're delighted to welcome award-winning author William Martin to introduce his new World War II thriller, DECEMBER '41. William takes readers on the ultimate manhunt, a desperate chase from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C., in this gripping page turner. This historical spy thriller begins immediately after the Pearl Harbor invasion and features colorful characters from Old Hollywood, secret Nazi cells, spies and FBI agents. As with all of Martin's novels, once you pick it up, you'll be on the roller-coaster thrill-ride until the end. During the event, William will read from and discuss his thriller, followed by an audience Q & A and signing. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event along with copies of DECEMBER '41. Register to attend the free event below. 

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From New York Times bestselling author William Martin comes a WWII thriller as intense as The Day of the Jackal and as gripping as The Eye of the Needle. In December '41, Martin takes us on the ultimate manhunt, a desperate chase from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C., in the first weeks of the Second World War.

On the day after Pearl Harbor, shocked Americans gather around their radios to hear Franklin Roosevelt declare war. In Los Angeles, a German agent named Martin Browning is planning to kill FDR on the night he lights the National Christmas Tree. Who will stop him? Relentless FBI Agent Frank Carter? Kevin Cusack, a Hollywood script reader who also spies on the German Bund of Los Angeles, and becomes a suspect himself? Or Vivian Hopewell, the aspiring actress who signs on to play Martin Browning's wife and cannot help but fall in love with him?

The clock is ticking. The tracks are laid. The train of narrow escapes, mistaken identities, and shocking deaths is right on schedule. It's a thrilling ride that will sweep you from the back lots of Hollywood to the speeding Super Chief to that solemn Christmas Eve, when twenty thousand people gather on the South Lawn of the White House and the lives of Franklin Roosevelt and his surprise guest, Winston Churchill, hang in the balance.

“A remarkable story that will keep you reading late into the night.”
—Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vortex

“Instantly cinematic and endlessly entertaining, December '41 is an absolute page turner.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

WILLIAM MARTIN is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, an award-winning PBS documentary on the life of George Washington, and a cult-classic horror film, too. In novels like Back Bay, City of Dreams, The Lost Constitution, The Lincoln Letter, and Bound for Gold, he has told stories of the great and the anonymous of American history, and he’s taken readers from the deck of the Mayflower to 9/11. His work has earned him many accolades and honors, including the 2005 New England Book Award, the 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the 2019 Robert B. Parker Award. He and his wife live near Boston, where he serves on several cultural and historical institutions’ boards, and he has three grown children.

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 7:00pm
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December '41: A World War II Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765384249
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forge Books - June 7th, 2022