Armistice Plot Bookmarks:

Armistice Plot bookmarks will be given away at the ALA Convention in New Orleans in late June. Go to the IBPA booth where a copy of Armistice Plot, the paperback, will be displayed. Pick up a free book mark.

The novel Armistice Plot begins at an archaeological site at Carchemish in 1914 as Edward Ware’s father and Leonard Woolley close down their dig in the face of war. As Edward peers into the tent at midnight he sees a dark-robed intruder brushing past the figurine of an ancient Hittite king that he and T.E.Lawrence excavated at Carchemish this summer in 1914.

Is this a spy sent by the Germans to steal the maps Lawrence is sketching for the British military? Edward first encounters the vamp who will haunt the rest of his life prowling among the finds, looking for the military maps that his fellow archaeologist T. E.Lawrence is drawing for the British government. All during the ensuing Great War Edward must fight to keep the maps secret.

Finally during the Battle of Damascus Edward and Lawrence defeat the Turks and make them sue for peace. They will sign the Armistice ending the war. But the vamp, though imprisoned in Damascus, escapes. Edward must chase her down.

There are hints that she is fleeing to join with the Austrian corporal, Adolf Hitler, who is beginning a new movement in Munich. Signs of a new war appear on the horizon though the first has just come to an end with an Armistice that isn’t worth the paper it is written on.

This is an historical thriller about Edward’s contest to the death first with the German Kaiser and then with Hitler himself. It will determine the woman he will marry and the woman he will not. It will drive him to the brink of madness in a century gone insane.

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Paperbacks With Illustrations by Cheops Books LLC:

Cheops Books LLC issues all their titles in paperback but you have to go to the website to buy them at http://www.edwardwarethrillers.org. They are not sold on Amazon.

Dora Benley says, “I always used to like to think that each novel was a world unto itself and should have its own housing or real estate if you will. That’s what it had to be a printed book and even the cover mattered a good deal, even the spine of the book and how it was put together. I do remember going to the Carnegie Library in downtown Pittsburgh when I was in high school and delighting in their collection of rare and antique books with leather binding. I loved even the smell of books in those days.”

In keeping with this frame of mind we also offer many fully illustrated editions such as Julia: A Romance or Salisbury Affair. All covers are drawn by cover artists such as Daniel Teran. Cheops Books LLC  takes care in putting this editions together.

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