Just saw a news article last night about the uncertain availability of popular Christmas gifts this year as well as increased prices. Lack of supply, production line delays, underemployment, etc. An attempt by the COVID Grinch to steal another Christmas. May I humbly suggest a wonderful Christmas gift with endless availability (within a few days from Amazon) and a set bargain price of $17.99.

Current MUSC Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Endowed Chair of Reproductive Sciences, Roger Newman M.D., has recently released his 4th novel. The new release, entitled Will O’ the Wisp: Madness, War, and Recompense, is a historical fiction novel set in Charleston, before, during, and after the Civil War. Captain Jack Holmes of Christ Church and Charleston eludes the Union blockade in the phantom ship, Will O’ the Wisp, to sustain the Southern war effort and the city he loves.

When the outcome of the war becomes inevitable, Captain Jack conspires with his brother-in-law, Confederate Secretary of the Treasury, George Alfred Trenholm, to steal the Confederate gold as it leaves a burning Richmond to prevent it from falling into Union hands. Together, they struggle to ensure that the Confederate gold makes it back to the people who had given everything they had and had lost it all.

The book is published by A-Argus Books and W&B Publishing and is available for $17.99 on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, www.RogerBNewman.com, and [email protected].

If you happen to have someone in mind for Christmas who you feel is more special than just $17.99 and a relatively unknown (but definitely on the rise) author from Charleston then you might want to make your special friend or family member the first person on their block with the entire set of Roger Newman novels. Besides Will O’ the Wisp: Madness, War, and Recompense, Roger newman has published the Declan Murphy M.D. series of medical thrillers including Occam’s Razor, Two Drifters, and What Becomes. Dr. Declan Murphy is literatures only OB-GYN action hero. Your Christmas friend or family member will be joyous at the thoughtfulness of your gift.

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