Savage Liberty

Savage Liberty

A Mystery of Revolutionary America

Book - 2018
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Baker & Taylor
As he works to discover who sabotaged a ship in Boston Harbor that carried a secret document for the Sons of Liberty, Duncan McCallum is falsely charged with treason and murder, and now must avoid the hangman's noose while trying to clear his name.

Perseus Publishing
The fifth entry in Eliot Pattison's Bone Rattler series follows the exiled Scotsman Duncan McCallum along a tortuous path that will lead him to the American Revolution

When a ship arriving from London explodes in Boston Harbor, both the peace of the colonial city and Duncan McCallum’s life are shattered. Summoned by his new friend John Hancock to a beach awash with the bodies of the victims, Duncan discovers that the ship was deliberately sabotaged, apparently to cover the theft by French agents provocateurs of a secret document being carried to the Sons of Liberty. Hancock refuses to let him take his evidence to the authorities, for this is 1768 and relations with the government are so sour that officials are being hanged in effigy.

Fearing that the intrigues of Hancock and the Sons might set the colonies ablaze, Duncan relentlessly pursues the truth, only to be falsely charged with treason and murder. To escape the hangman’s noose and restore his honor, Duncan has no choice but to follow a northbound trail of violence and deception while being relentlessly hounded by bountymen and vengeful soldiers. With the help of unexpected new friends, including Ethan Allen, aged natives, and outlawed Jesuits, he survives scalp hunters, imprisonment, and his own spiritual crisis, only to realize he cannot resolve the terrible crimes until he first understands the emerging truths about freedom in the American colonies.

& Taylor

Duncan McCallum works with John Hancock to uncover who sabotaged a ship that may have been carrying a secret document for the Sons of Liberty in Boston Harbor in 1768, in the fifth addition to the series following Blood on the Oak.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, [2018]
ISBN: 9781619027213
Branch Call Number: Mystery Pattison
Characteristics: pages ; cm


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Jul 06, 2018

For the quick of mind you'll solve this mystery with ease. That is just half of book however. The journey through upper New England and that of Canada make it fun to read since most of this book, and what it talks about really happened. It makes the book flow while reading a good story that might even had actually happened in some context or another. This is historical fiction so obviously certain things really did happen. It just so well written that the parts that aren't still remain possible even though they are the creation of the author. Please read this book, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did


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Jul 06, 2018

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