Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed men who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all.
"The Story Behind the Story"
Jane is 17, rebellious and beautiful. Her betrothal to Samuel Reeves, a worthy but pompous medical student, makes the two families rejoice. But Jane is unsure; she only knows she is happier with Tom, her father's lively apprentice. Her father, William Verney, is an esteemed London apothecary, glad to have established a safe future for his worrisome daughter. But his careful planning is overturned by something he cannot control: the Plague.
With a will that reads like a piece of fiction, the return of his long-lost brother, and the possibility of losing the family ranch, Micah Cooper calls on high school friend, Sky Baxter, to bail him out of a bad situation. Though her brain tells her no, Sky's heart says yes. She accepts Micah's in-name-only proposal, knowing it's unlikely anything permanent will come of it. She's been in love with him since the ninth grade, and if he hasn't figured it out by now, there's little chance he ever will.