William Speir’s 17th published novel, The Trinity Gambit, will be released in print and eBook on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.  The eBook and softback editions will be available via online retailers everywhere. The dust jacket hardback edition will only be available directly from the publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press.

Below is the book’s summary:

An Action Adventure and Espionage Thriller by William Speir

The world is at war… again. Three regional wars rage across the globe. Only the United States, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and the Caribbean island nations have yet to be dragged into one or more of the conflicts. But it is only a matter of time. The United States—recovering from a recent and divisive Civil War, surrounded on all sides by determined aggressors, and watching its allies fall one by one—must not only determine how it will defend itself against the forces bent on complete domination, but how it can come to the aid of the few remaining nations that are still free.

Kate Davidsen with the CIA, and Steve Barksdale with the NSA—two members of the intelligence community assigned to assess the current situation—along with their boss, Gregory Rosemont, the Presidential Special Advisor for Global Intelligence, uncover a terrible truth: the world is not embroiled in three separate wars; there is a single enemy playing a global game of chess behind all three regional conflicts—an enemy that the United States isn’t prepared to fight. Liang Hao, a Chess Grandmaster and the Chief Strategist for China’s initiative to conquer the world, has been directing China’s military and economic power to manipulate world events for over thirty-five years. When Canada appears about to fall under China’s control, Kate and Steve realize that the only way to defeat Liang Hao’s strategy is not through military conflict, but by changing the game so that China must abandon its existing strategy and scramble to devise a new one.

When it is discovered that China is moving its Pacific fleets into the Atlantic to destroy the last resistance in Europe, bringing the entire eastern hemisphere under Chinese control, Kate and Steve—with the help of Colonel Kostya Petrov of Russian Military Intelligence (GRU)—devise a bold plan to thwart China’s plans by helping the surviving Russian and European ground, naval, and air forces evacuate to the United States to bolster the defense of the western hemisphere and to help liberate Latin American, which has unwittingly fallen under China’s influence.

The United States sends part of its Atlantic Fleet to Norway, but before the evacuation of the Russian and European military forces can be completed, the Chinese fleets are spotted approaching the Atlantic from two directions. They are weeks ahead of schedule, and one of the two fleets will arrive off the coast of Norway before the US Atlantic Fleet is ready to depart. A confrontation between Russian submarines and the Chinese Fleets in the Arctic Sea Lanes and the Mediterranean end of the Suez Canal is all that stands between a successful evacuation of Europe and a total disaster for both Europe and the United States.

In a story ripped from today’s headlines and spanning thirty-seven years, The Trinity Gambit is a story of intrigue and sheer determination as Kate and Steve work tirelessly to turn the tables on their Chinese adversary. Set in the Arctic, Afghanistan, Canada, China, Columbia, Great Britain, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, The Sudan, the Suez Canal, Russia, and the United States, The Trinity Gambit is an Action-Adventure and Espionage Thriller that will not disappoint.


About wbspeirjr

Award-winning author William Speir was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1962. His first published work is the 2015 "Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors." In addition to his artillery manual, William has published 19 novels, including a 9-book action-adventure series ("The Knights of the Saltire Series"), five historical novels ("King’s Ransom," "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," "Nicaea - The Rise of the Imperial Church," "Arthur, King," and "The Besieged Pharaoh"), one fantasy novel ("The Kingstone of Airmid"), one science fiction novel ("The Olympium of Bacchus 12"), one geo-political thriller ("The Trinity Gambit"), and a stand-alone action-adventure novel ("Shiko Unleashed"). William is a 5-time Royal Palm Literary Award winner: 2014 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "King’s Ransom," 2015 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," 2017 Second Place Published Historical Fiction for "Arthur, King," 2017 First Place Published Historical Fiction for "Nicaea - The Rise of the Imperial Church," and 2017 First Place Published Science Fiction for "The Olympium of Bacchus 12." William currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLC. For more information about William Speir, please visit his website at
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