Mystery Writer

In Defense of Patch Schubert

This is a historical romance. How can a soldier's future life or death be determined by a single letter carved in his rifle stock? This blockbuster story traces the maturing of young Confederate Private Patch Schubert in larger-than-life Texas. It begins with the last skirmish of the Civil War in South Texas at the Battle of Palmito Ranch. After the war, Patch is stopped dead in his tracks, first by the carnally-wired and contentious Rosa, then by the more experienced and gorgeous Leeanne. The young man is overcome by the magnetism spawned by these two sensual creatures as he reacclimates his post-war life in San Antonio. A former chameleon schoolmaster of shifty moral fiber holds sway with the three individuals creating hesitations and uncertainties. All is heightened by his business link with a wealthy lawyer of deceitful character.


John Clark Payne

About John

John Clark Payne - Like his first trilogy's main theme, he loves to move and change jobs every three years engaging in new, unrelated and exciting challenges.

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