Book One in a thrilling new series of historical novels.

How did a country broken by one of the bloodiest civil wars in history, find itself running the world only 80 years later?

Who were the individuals behind this dramatic rise and what did they receive in return for their endeavours?

Abraham Lincoln was the man responsible for this grand vision, but with his life being cut short, it was down to his second in command to ensure his dream became a reality.

Follow the trials of Richard D Brown as he struggles to keep Lincoln’s assembled group together, while America pushes forward into a glorious new Gilded Age …

Book One Synopsis

With the Civil War on the brink of culminating, Abraham Lincoln dispatches his right hand man to meet with a group of businessmen who assisted The Union during the fighting. Lincoln realises that to rebuild the country will be the greatest challenge of his life and knows his aim will only be possible with the assistance of those identified – titans in their respective industries of shipping, railroads, construction and finance.

The beginning of the Gilded Age has truly begun and the businessmen identified take every opportunity to exploit their association. Yet, while the plan was for the group to work together; the men split to form their own factions, seeking to ruin one another and keep the spoils for themselves. Who will come out on top and win the ultimate prize? For the victors, their family-lines will assume absolute control over America for the rest of eternity…

Illuminati: A New World Order takes the reader from 1865 up until the Panic of ‘73, via a presidential impeachment, the opening of the Central Depot, the sinking of the Golden Spike and the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as America transforms from a country bursting with potential, yet still broken by war, to a land fully connected by bridges and railroads spanning from east to west and with the foundations of the Brooklyn Bridge being sunk into Manhattan’s East River.