The accused is young Henry Knox; the victim, a royal representative to the colonial court. Rumors begin swirling—did the murder indeed arise from the competition between the two for the affections of the daughter of a prominent Loyalist, or was it politically motivated?
Abigail and John believe Knox to be innocent, despite the strong evidence against him. While John works to clear his client’s name, Abigail begins her own investigation. But as she pursues the truth, the killer pursues her—threatening not only Abigail but her vulnerable family . . .
“Well crafted . . . Hamilton once again brings to life colonial Boston on the brink of revolution, vividly portraying such noted patriots as Sam Adams [and] Paul Revere.”–Publishers Weekly
"This time period in American history, especially in the Boston area, is rife with secrecy and suspicion of others, making it a perfect setting for a complexly plotted mystery with many suspects and motives.”–The Mystery Reader
"Quickly becoming one of my favorite series."–Over My Dead Body