A Marked Man

A Marked Man

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by Barbara Hamilton
     
 

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1774: Ten weeks after the Boston Tea Party. Abigail Adams, wife of attorney John Adams, who is deeply involved with the Sons of Libertya secret organization opposing the Crownremains as committed to the cause as her husband. And the arrest of one of the Sons comes as a shock to both of them. Because it isn’t for…  See more details below

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1774: Ten weeks after the Boston Tea Party. Abigail Adams, wife of attorney John Adams, who is deeply involved with the Sons of Libertya secret organization opposing the Crownremains as committed to the cause as her husband. And the arrest of one of the Sons comes as a shock to both of them. Because it isn’t for treason—it’s for murder . . .

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 . . .

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Hamilton breathes vivid life into her historical characters . . . A satisfying read for mystery lovers and American history buffs alike.”—Kirkus Reviews

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101443682
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Series:
Abigail Adams Mystery , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,082,981
File size:
336 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

“Hamilton breathes vivid life into her historical characters . . . A satisfying read for mystery lovers and American history buffs alike.”--Kirkus Reviews

“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

Meet the Author

Barbara Hamilton is a pseudonym for a prominent author of historical mysteries.

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