Black Tom (Paperback)

Terror on the Hudson

By Ron Semple

Top Hat Books, 9781785351105, 514pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2015

List Price: 27.95*
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A tale of sabotage, subterfuge and political shenanigans set in that colorful, raucous place that was Jersey City in 1916 when America is on the cusp of war and the fate of a president and the nation might hinge on the decision a young policeman is forced to make.

About the Author

A longtime newspaperman who rose from cub reporter to publisher, Ron Semple is a fifth-generation Jersey City native. Semple was educated by the Jesuits. He is a former Marine, a retired Coast Guard auxiliarist, and a retired firefighter and paramedic. Semple spent the past ten years as a FEMA reservist deployed to a half-dozen hurricanes. He is married and has two grown daughters, a foster son and two grandchildren.