"What a delight it is to read a new and magnificent book by a consummate writer. Marie Jakober took me into a period of Canadian/American history that I had never explored or thought much about, then kept me awake for hours, night after night, enthralled by a tale of adventure and international intrigue to rival anything ever imagined by Ian Fleming, save that it unfolds mainly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the era of Sir John A. MacDonald, Lord Palmerston, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. High adventure with high stakes and a wonderful love story. This is great stuff!"
–Jack Whyte, author of the bestselling Dream of Eagles series and the Knights Templar Trilogy
“The spy vs. spy intrigues in Canada during the War between the States was a subject crying out for a novel, and The Halifax Connection
does it ample justice. Author Marie Jakober makes a drawing-room battle of wits no less suspenseful than a vicious knife fight or a chase at sea. At the same time as she brings the past to life, Jakober thoughtfully raises the still-current question: Can or should Canada stay out of American wars? The third strand to Jakober’s remarkable achievement is a love story involving secret agent Erryn Shaw and chamber maid Sylvie Bowen–one of the most vivid, plucky and articulate heroines I’ve met.”
–Mel Bradshaw, author of Death in the Age of SteamFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Marie Jakober is the author of seven novels. She has won the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, and has twice won the Georges Bugnet Award for Novel at the Alberta Book Awards, most recently for her latest book, Sons of Liberty
. She grew up on a small farm in northern Alberta and currently resides in Calgary.From the Hardcover edition.