|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2009|
|Number of Pages:||359|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.65|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.5 x 1.25|
In 1773 Boston, Abigail Adams finds a dead woman in her friend Rebecca's home and then realizes that Rebecca, too, is missing. The ship bearing the first of the controversial taxed tea from England is about to enter Boston Harbor, seditious patriots are agitating for freedom, and when her husband John is accused of the crime, Abigail launches a murder investigation more dangerous than she realizes.
Verdict: Hamilton, a pseudonym of Barbara Hambly (known for her Benjamin January historical's), has just the right touch to guide the intelligent Abigail through the dangerous shoals of being a patriot while seeing the good side of the Colonies' English rulers. There are no missteps here in what should prove to be a captivating series for all historical fans. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 6/1/09.]
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1773: The Massachusetts colony is torn between patriots who want independence from British rule and loyalists who support the King. At the center is the educated and beautiful Abigail Adams? wife of John Adams, the leader of the Sons of Liberty, a secret organization opposing the Crown.
When a murder occurs in the home of their friend and fellow patriot, Rebecca Malvern, John is accused of the gruesome crime, which was seemingly perpetrated to obtain a secret Sons of Liberty document. With both her husband? s good name and the fate of the Sons of Liberty at stake, Abby must uncover a conspiracy that could cost them all their freedom? and their lives.
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