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"King of the historical thriller..."*

What Other Writers Are Saying:


"This pedal-to-the-floor historical spy thriller is a knockout... Old Hollywood collides with a secret Nazi cell and the result is a tautly written, adrenaline-filled roller coaster ride with the highest of stakes. Add in colorful characters, hairpin turns, and hold-your-breath suspense, and this has Do Not Miss stamped all over it." ―Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan of Paris


"William Martin's thriller December '41 is a well-written, well-researched, and utterly engrossing work of historical fiction. I loved the rich characters, the noir-like dialogue and settings, and the backdrop of those terrifying days in the American Homeland during the start of World War Two. A great piece of writing that was a blast to read." ―Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Gray Man


"Absolutely splendid, a cinematic thriller that takes us across the United States in the first days after Pearl Harbor. It places sharply observed heroes and an unforgettable villain at a unique moment in history, and reminded me of the great wartime movies. Bravo." ―Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of House on Fire


"William Martin's December '41 is a propulsive and masterful historical spy thriller which feels ominously contemporary. Written in the best Alfred Hitchcock film style crossed with the books of Graham Green and Ken Follett. The frenetic pace and story are phenomenal, filled with classic twists and turns. Agents turn into double agents and, then, triple agents; this thrilling read grips you by the throat and never lets go!" ―Andrew Mayne, #1 Amazon best- selling author of The Naturalist and The Girl Beneath The Sea


"William Martin is the consummate storyteller! His brilliant December '41 is a contemporary take on the classic spy thriller―It's Herman Wouk meets The Day of the Jackal, with the ticking time bomb expertise of Hitchcock―and it is irresistible. Instantly cinematic and endlessly entertaining, December '41 is an absolute page turner. Martin's impeccable research shines through, seamlessly, in this historical look at old Hollywood, World War II, and the profound triumph of the human spirit." ―Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life


"Richly imagined, deftly plotted and deeply researched, this atmospheric thriller captures the bygone world of the USA in the troubled days after Pearl Harbor while paying tribute to the great noir novels and films of our past. December '41 will delight fans of this gifted and versatile author while attracting a legion of new devotees. I became so engaged in reading this fast-as-a-bullet tale that I lost track of the time and missed an appointment. Be warned: Clear your schedule before you turn to page one." ―Ralph Peters, author of Cain at Gettysburg and The War After Armageddon


"William Martin is one of the best fictional interpreters of history working today. His December '41 reveals the world-changing era that pulled the U.S. into wars and struggles that continue to shape all our lives well into the 21st Century. He reports it all, the heroes and villains, the fallen and the forlorn, the struggles of human beings across the global for freedom." ―James Grady, New York Times bestselling author of 3 Days of the Condor


"Against the backdrop of perhaps the most momentous month in U.S. history, William Martin has crafted a first-class mystery. The detail is sharp and the pace breathless. An imaginative story, brilliantly told!"
―Ward Larsen, award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of Assassin's Strike



 * Providence Journal