(From the publisher):
tells of the Culper Ring, a group of George Washington's spies operating out of New York City during the Revolution. The story includes familiar names -- Washington, Hamilton, Benedict Arnold, Peggy Shippen -- and one unfamiliar number, the mysterious 355. 355 was the Culpers' code for "lady," and after 225 years she remains a nameless heroine who, many historians believe, died for her country.
The Culpers transported their intelligence from British-occupied Manhattan to Setauket, then across Long Island Sound to Washington's troops in Connecticut. The book covers more than secret codes, invisible ink, double agents, and aliases. An estimated 11,500 American soldiers died in British custody here. "The prison ship martyrs," as they're called, are part of this story, as well as intrigue in Philadelphia, the battles of Brooklyn, Monmouth, and Stoney Point, the betrayal of West Point, and the hardships of the winter encampments at Valley Forge and Morristown. History is not always pretty. Experience what those real patriots went through for our freedom.
Original title: Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ American Revolution