THE FIRE AND THE LIGHT

A Novel of the Cathars

Cathar heretics in southern France guard an ancient scroll that holds shattering revelations about Jesus of Nazareth. Esclarmonde de Foix, a beloved Occitan viscountess, must defy Rome to preserve her outlawed faith and its teachings that challenge the Vatican’s authority. Christianity suffers its darkest hour in this 13th-century epic of troubadour love, monastic intrigue, and esoteric mystery set during the Albigensian Crusade.

“[W]ELL-RESEARCHED, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY FOR A NOVEL, IT TELLS A THOROUGHLY ENGROSSING STORY.”
— The Historical Novel Society

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THE SPIDER AND THE STONE

A Novel of Scotland’s Black Douglas

As the 14th century dawns, the brutal King Edward the First of England schemes to steal Scotland. But a frail, dark-skinned boy named James Douglas, inspired by a headstrong Fife lass, defies three Plantagenet monarchs and champions the cause of his wavering friend, Robert the Bruce, leading the armies to the bloody field of Bannockburn. Here is a thrilling saga of star-crossed love and heroic sacrifice set during the tumultuous Scottish Wars of Independence.

“THE BEST BOOK I’VE READ THIS YEAR… TOUCHED MY SCOTTISH-AMERICAN WARRIOR’S HEART.”
— John Graham, Seneschal, Society of Creative Anachronism

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THE VIRGIN OF THE WIND ROSE

A Christopher Columbus Mystery-Thriller

While investigating the murder of an American missionary in Ethiopia, State Department lawyer Jaqueline Quartermane discovers an ancient Latin palindrome embedded with a cryptographic time bomb. Separated by half a millennium, two global conspiracies dovetail in this fast-paced dual-period historical thriller to expose the world’s most explosive secret: The true identity and mission of Christopher Columbus.

“AN IMPECCABLY RESEARCHED, HIGH-VELOCITY THRILLER….IF YOU LOVE STEVE BERRY, DAN BROWN OR UMBERTO ECO, YOU MAY HAVE A NEW FAVORITE AUTHOR IN GLEN CRANEY.”
Best Thrillers magazine

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THE YANKS ARE STARVING

A Novel of the Bonus Army

Mired in the Great Depression, the United States teeters on the brink of revolution. As the summer of 1932 approaches, a charismatic hobo leads 20,000 jobless World War I veterans into the nation’s capital to demand their service compensation. Here is the little-known story of the political intrigue and betrayal that led to the only armed clash between two American armies under the same flag.

“A WONDERFUL SOURCE OF HISTORICAL FACT WRAPPED IN A COMPELLING NOVEL… IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT ONE OF AMERICA’S DARKEST DAYS, ONE THAT RARELY GETS ANY ATTENTION, THIS IS A BOOK THAT WILL BOTH TEACH AND ENTERTAIN.”
— Historical Novel Society

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THE LUCIFER GENOME

A Conspiracy Thriller
(with John Jeter)

The Black Stone of Kaaba has been stolen from Mecca. Called out of retirement, former Defense Intelligence agent Cas Fielding must recover the precious relic before the Saudi royal family is disgraced and toppled. Teaming up with a sultry female expert on meteorites, he soon finds his mission becomes a deadly race to locate the world’s oldest human DNA.

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THE FIRE AND THE LIGHT

A Novel of the Cathars

Cathar heretics in southern France guard an ancient scroll that holds shattering revelations about Jesus of Nazareth. Esclarmonde de Foix, a beloved Occitan viscountess, must defy Rome to preserve her outlawed faith and its teachings that challenge the Vatican’s authority. Christianity suffers its darkest hour in this 13th-century epic of troubadour love, monastic intrigue, and esoteric mystery set during the Albigensian Crusade.

“[W]ELL-RESEARCHED, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY FOR A NOVEL, IT TELLS A THOROUGHLY ENGROSSING STORY.”
— The Historical Novel Society

Learn more