Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army's campaign with grim expectancy. For victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain - an alliance that must be maintained at any cost.
t is autumn 1777, and the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia, has fallen to the British. Yet the true battle has only just begun. On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die.
Bostonian Paul Shanahan is many things: part-time marine surveyor, smuggler, gunrunner, suspected CIA agent. A full-time scoundrel with ties to nothing and no one-- except to an ex-lover who died years before in a hail of bullets-- he has agreed...
Tim Blackburn lost his wife and then his son in tragic terrorist attacks. When his daughter Nicole disappeared in the North Pacific, a recruit to the outlawed Genesis organization, Tim reached the end of the road.