The real-life heroism of the 761st “Black Panthers” Tank Battalion and legendary General Patton to liberate Europe—and the Edelweiss Pirates German Youth Resistance to combat Nazism—comes to life in this historically accurate tale of the final epic struggle in WWII Europe.
Winner Kirkus Reviews Book of the Year and Beverly Hills Book Awards; Award-Winning Finalist American Book Fest Best Book Awards. The true story of Blackbeard—a Robin-Hood-like American patriot and the most famous pirate of all time—and the British Crown’s man in Virginia, Governor Spotswood, who illegally hunted him down.
Winner Readers’ Favorite, National Indie Excellence, and Beverly Hills Book Awards; Finalist Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year and American Fiction Book Awards. The true story of the 1941-1942 Desert War in North Africa, Operation Condor, and The English Patient.
Winner Independent Publisher Book Awards. The true story of the legendary British safecracker and spy Eddie Chapman, the British Double Cross Spy System, and courageous Norwegian female Resistance operatives Dagmar Lahlum and Annemarie Breien.
Award-Winning Finalist Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year, American Book Fest Best Book, and Beverly Hills Book Awards. The gripping story of the Italian Campaign and Nazi Occupation of Rome in 1943-1944 through the eyes of the Allies, the German Occupiers, Pope Pius XII and the Vatican, and the Roman Resistance.
Winner Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year and Award-Winning Finalist USA Best Book Awards. Can the American and British Allies stop a diabolically clever German spy and his U-boat-commander brother from warning Hitler’s High Command about the Allies’ greatest military secret?
Winner Independent Publisher Book Awards. In this third book in the Nick Lassiter-Skyler International Espionage Series, Lassiter and the beautiful Italian assassin Skyler become embroiled in a case involving Lassiter’s newly discovered biological father and buried secrets from Europe’s World War II past.
Winner Beverly Hills Book Awards; Award-Winning Finalist USA Best Book and Colorado Book Awards: When a deadly assassin kills the U.S. president-elect in Denver, unconventional FBI special agent Kenneth Patton goes on the hunt—and his search leads him into the shadowy web of a secret society whose plot threatens the highest levels of the U.S. government.
In Book 1 of the Nick Lassiter-Skyler International Espionage Series, Lassiter confronts the author who plagiarized his unpublished work and winds up in the middle of a CIA operation to take down Russian mobsters.
“In his novels Blind Thrust and Cluster of Lies, Samuel Marquis vividly combines the excitement of the best modern techno-thrillers and a clarifying reminder that the choices each of us make have a profound impact on our precious planet.” —Ambassador Marc Grossman, former U.S. Under Secretary of State
“Blind Thrust kept me up until 1 a.m. two nights in a row. I could not put it down. An intriguing mystery that intertwined geology, fracking, and places in Colorado that I know well. Great fun.”
—Gov. Roy R. Romer, 39th Governor of Colorado
Book 5 of the World War Two Series
The New Historical Novel by #1 Bestselling, Award-Winning Historical Fiction Author Samuel Marquis
“Filled with fascinating historical information [and] pulse-pounding scenes of danger and action, the World War II novel Soldiers of Freedom shines a welcome spotlight on some of the lesser-known heroes of the war.”
SOLDIERS OF FREEDOM is the true story of the 1944-1945 War in Western Europe and the final Allied struggle to conquer Nazi Germany. The story is told through the eyes of William McBurney, a tank gunner in the 761st Tank Battalion, the first African-American tank unit in U.S. history; dynamic General George S. Patton, Jr., commander of the U.S. Third Army; and Angela Lange, a sixteen-year-old German resistance fighter with the anti-Nazi Edelweiss Pirates in Cologne. While Patton’s forces liberate France and Belgium, fight in the grueling Battle of the Bulge, and cross the Rhine to conquer Germany, U.S. tanker William McBurney and his Black Panthers must fight two wars at once: one against the German army, the other against the racism of their fellow white soldiers. Meanwhile, as the Allies drive into Germany, Edelweiss Pirate Angela Lange must survive the Allied bombing of Cologne while she engages in fierce resistance against the Hitler Youth and Nazis and is hunted down by the Gestapo.
Fans of Beneath A Scarlet Sky, Adam Makos’s Spearhead and A Higher Call, and the WWII novels of Ken Follett (Winter of the World, Jackdaws, Eye of the Needle) will enjoy the real-life heroism of the 761st Black Panthers and legendary Patton to liberate Europe, and the Edelweiss Pirates to combat Nazism, in this historically accurate tale of the final epic struggle in WWII Western Europe.
#1 DENVER POST BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND WINNER OF NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: Kirkus and Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year, American Book Fest, USA Best Book, Readers’ Favorite, IPPY, National Indie Excellence, Beverly Hills, Next Generation Indie, and Colorado Book Awards
“Samuel Marquis grabs my attention right from the beginning and never lets go.”Gov. Roy R. Romer, 39th Governor of Colorado
“The Coalition has a lot of good action and suspense and an unusual female assassin.”James Patterson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
“In his novels Blind Thrust and Cluster of Lies, Samuel Marquis vividly combines the excitement of the best modern techno-thrillers.”Ambassador Marc Grossman, Former U.S. Under Secretary of State