Silver Cross

History professor Nick Journey and federal agent Meg Tolman return in Silver Cross, the thrilling sequel to B. Kent Anderson's Cold Glory.
When her friend is murdered, Tolman rushes to North Carolina to investigate. She finds a vast conspiracy hanging on a letter from Napoleon III to Confederate president Jefferson Davis, pledging French aid to the Confederacy for the “Silver Cross.” The letter was lost when confederate spy Rose Greenhow drowned just yards from Confederate soil.
Tolman asks history professor Nick Journey for his help, and soon the two are following a treasure map deep into the west Texas desert. Hot on their trail are others desperately trying to cover up the existence of the Silver Cross, including Ann Gray, a freelance assassin gone rogue, and her former employers, a secretive group known only as the Associates.
As horrifying acts of domestic terrorism erupt throughout the country, Journey and Tolman seek an answer to the 150-year-old riddle before it's too late.


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Present Day
The sign on the office door still read WHERE CASES GO TO DIE. It was a white piece of paper with the letters in black marker, held in place by tape. A new nameplate was above the sign: MEG TOLMAN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATIONS OFFICE. The office was at the end of a short hallway on the fourth floor of an unassuming office suite in an equally unassuming office building in downtown Washington. The woman behind the office’s desk wasn’t thinking about research or investigations. She was wondering if she could get away with doing


Praise for Silver Cross

"From the opening scene of Silver Cross, you know you are in the hands of a terrific storyteller. So don't wait. Dive into his web of history and mystery tonight. You'll be turning pages long after you should have been asleep."-- William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Lincoln Letter

Praise for Cold Glory

"Cold Glory bristles with great characters, fascinating research, and a story that will propel you to the last page with the velocity of a hollow-point bullet."
—Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies

“This clever first in a new series…should appeal to fans of historical conspiracy thrillers.”
—Publishers Weekly

"In a tale rife with intrigue and suspicion, Cold Glory has something for conspiracy theorists, history buffs, Civil War aficionados, and mystery readers alike, and is a fast-paced page-turner down to the final twist."  —Suspense Magazine
"Kept me totally absorbed. Nicely drawn characters with real personal issues, a truckload of action, a goodly number of surprises and a satisfying ending."
—David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Cabal
"A genuinely unique take on the tectonic and dangerous forces that lie beneath the American landscape, written by a man in full command of the page. Never vulgar, always poised, often intellectually and historically surprising, Cold Glory is a deeply satisfying read."
—David Stone, New York Times bestselling author of The Echelon Vendetta

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  • B. Kent Anderson is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He lives with his three sons in Oklahoma City.  



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Silver Cross

Nick Journey and Meg Tolman


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