New York Times bestselling author WILLIAM MARTIN is best known for his historical fiction, which chronicles the lives of the great and the anonymous in American history while bringing to life legendary American locations, from Cape Cod to Annapolis to The City of Dreams. His first novel, Back Bay, introduced Boston treasure hunter Peter Fallon, who is still tracking artifacts across the landscape of our national imagination. Martin received a New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region."
"A brilliant marriage of imagination and fact, a sweeping historical novel that brings our first president and his contemporaries to such vivid life that they seem to have walked out streets only yesterday. This is a wonderfully entertaining and thoroughly terrific book." --Doris Kearns Goodwin"A brisk, engaging, and far from worshipful portrait... [Martin] enlivens the novel with ribald humor and even some graphic sex scenes, humanizing Washington and delivering an entertaining slice of history." --Publishers Weekly"The action is hair-raising... Martin brings the myth down to earth without destroying the man... It's almost an insult to call Citizen Washington fiction, since so many histories, past and present, and been far more biased, pro and con. This fiction is so complex in its understanding of humanity to seem actually true." --USA Today"A strongly satisfying, eminently readable saga... Compelling biographical fiction." --Kirkus Reviews