CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Founding Fathers signed a peace treaty with a terrorist Muslim nation in 1797 and affirmed that America was not founded on the Christian faith. This revelation in the newly published novel The Secret Treaty has created a firestorm of controversy, including a death threat to author Wayne Josephson.
In this fast-paced, provocative thriller, woven around a factual, historic American 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 official American peace treaty, negotiated by President George Washington in 1796, unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate, signed into law by President Johns Adams in 1797, and honored by President Thomas Jefferson.
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.
"When I discovered this peace treaty, buried in the Library of Congress for two hundred years," said author Wayne Josephson, "I was stunned and speechless. I am certain that readers will share my sense of overwhelming shock when they read the novel and see this document for themselves.
"After the eBook version was sent out for review, I received an anonymous death threat, warning me not to release it. But in spite of this danger, I made the decision to proceed. 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."
The trade paperback is now available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The eBook is available for a limited time for $2.99 at Kindle and Nook.
Sample chapters are available at the author's website, http://www.WayneJosephson.com.
About the Author
Wayne Josephson is the author of five Readable Classics, a series that gently edits great works of literature to provide study aids for students and make the classics more accessible to modern readers. 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.
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