On Sale: October 14, 2014
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From the No.1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a
new historical thriller set during the American War of
â€˜This is the story of a woman and a city. I saw the city
first, shimmering from afar like the new Jerusalem in the
setting sun. It was Sunday, 2nd August 1778.â€™
Edward Savill, a London clerk from the American Department,
is assigned to New York to investigate the claims of
dispossessed loyalists caught on the wrong side of the
American War of Independence.
Surrounded by its enemies, British Manhattan is a melting
pot of soldiers, profiteers, double agents and a swelling
tide of refugees seeking justice from the Crown.
Savill lodges with the respected Wintour family: the old
Judge, his ailing wife and their enigmatic daughter-in-law
Arabella. The family lives in limbo, praying for the safe
return of Jack Wintour, Arabella's husband, who is missing
behind rebel lines.
The discovery of a body in the notorious slums of Canvas
Town thrusts Savill into a murder inquiry. But in the
escalating violence of a desperate city, why does one death
matter? Because the secret this killing hides could be the
key to power for whoever uncovers itâ€¦
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