The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

By David Liss

The United States, 1787. Ethan Saunders, as soon as between common Washington’s such a lot valued spies, resides in shame after an accusation of treason price him his popularity. yet a chance for redemption comes calling whilst Saunders’s outdated enemy, Alexander Hamilton, attracts him right into a fight with sour rival Thomas Jefferson over the production of the financial institution of the United States.

Meanwhile, at the western Pennsylvania frontier, Joan Maycott and her husband, a progressive conflict veteran, wish for a greater existence and an opportunity for prosperity. however the Maycotts’ good fortune on an remoted frontier draws the brutal awareness of fellows who threaten to damage them.

As their motives intertwine, Joan and Saunders–both patriots of their personal way–find themselves on opposing aspects of a plot which could tear aside a delicate new kingdom.

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