CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite probable boycotts by the Christian Coalition and Catholic Church, a novel is being published that answers the most hotly debated question in U.S. history:
Was America founded as a Christian nation?
In this fast-paced, provocative thriller, The Secret Treaty, Amanda Jefferson and Josiah Bacon search for a hidden family vault containing priceless documents from their ancestors, Thomas Jefferson and Sir Francis Bacon.
The prize -- an actual secret treaty from 1797 -- is an official U.S. document from the Founding Fathers, negotiated by President George Washington, signed into law by President John Adams, and honored by President Thomas Jefferson, that settles the Christian nation debate that has raged in America for two hundred years.
As Amanda and Josiah frantically race to solve mysterious clues and decipher codes left by Thomas Jefferson himself, they are pursued by a relentless killer, a ruthless United States Senator, and a radical religious cult who will stop at nothing to locate the treaty.
The breathtaking climax is a shocking revelation that will leave readers shaking their heads in disbelief.
"I was stunned when I discovered this secret peace treaty, buried in the Library of Congress for two hundred years," said author Wayne Josephson. "I am certain that readers will share my astonishment when they read the novel and learn what this document reveals -- especially when they learn which country America signed the treaty with.
"Despite the inevitable controversy this book will cause, I believe the public needs to know the true intentions of the Founding Fathers regarding the role of Christianity in creating the American government. The Religious Right would like us to believe that Jesus helped write the Constitution. The Secret Treaty disproves it, unequivocally."
Publication date for the trade paperback is March 22.
For the benefit of journalists and reviewers, the eBook version of The Secret Treaty is available for a limited time for $2.99 at Amazon Kindle (free reading apps can be downloaded for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android).
About the Author
Wayne Josephson is the author of five Readable Classics, a series that gently edits great works of literature to make them more accessible to modern readers and as study aids for students. His books include Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, and The Odyssey. He is also the author of a humorous mashup of Jane Austen's classic, Emma and the Vampires. His author website is http://www.WayneJosephson.com.
SOURCE Chadwick Publishing