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Rogers' Rangers, The French and Indian War, Colonial America, War and Military, British North America, New France, New York

Heights of Hell
The Gauntlet Runner Book V
by S. Thomas Bailey

Years of British-led failures have taken its toll on Jacob Murray.

Standing alone amidst the aftermath of yet another unfathomable defeat, his thoughts turn north to his wife Maggie and the perilous gulf of wilderness that stands between them like the French abbitas at Fort Carillon.

He would pack his grief and exhaustion and head north with his son James, if not for the cruel unyielding attention of a British officer bent on his ruin. For the time being, he fights back his longing and bides his time while the trails slowly shed their winter cover and waits for an opportunity to present itself.

Meanwhile Maggie is forced to rely on the kindness of a French priest to keep her safe while she still searches for her family. The sudden, chance arrival of three French brothers changes her course. She now entrusts her life to a stranger as they decide to head north.

The fifth novel in the award-winning series, The Gauntlet Runner, Heights of Hell is a fast-paced story that plunges readers into the vast, unexplored forests of 1758 New York and the doomed defeat of another British army. Experience the courage of the Black Watch, the near death of the vaunted Robert Rogers and the raw emotion consuming both Jacob and Maggie as their paths seemingly moves them in the opposite direction.


"On a scale of 1 to 5, the entire series deserves a 6 because it's that good."

Brenda C for WV Stitcher Review Blog

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S. Thomas Bailey is an award winning author and independent researcher of early North American life. He takes pride in being a raw historian at heart, and a writer by choice.

Bailey’s own sense of history is enriched by a Mi’kmaq grandfather and a family tree that can be traced back to the young surveyor, James Cook, who began his career mapping out the St. Lawrence River system during the French and Indian War.

He resides in a quiet hamlet north of Toronto, Ontario, with his wonderfully supportive wife and two amazing children. His family spends their spring and summers visiting French and Indian War sites, attending re-enactments and living history events and spreading the word about this wonderful period in North American history.

Bailey looks forward to continuing Jacob and Maggie’s story. Watch for additional novels in The Gauntlet Runner Series, coming soon.

He is always available for lectures, book signings and events focusing on the colonial period in North America.

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