In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards, but unbeknownst to the general, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. Led by New York Governor William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, aimed to thwart the American uprising before it could become a full-fledged war. Bringing to light a little-known crossroads of the Revolutionary War, bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer and documentarian Josh Mensch capture in riveting detail how Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776.
"[Meltzer and Mensch] bring a propulsive energy to the narrative—it can be difficult to create tension and suspense in a nonfiction book where the reader already knows how the story ends, but the authors do a great job keeping the reader turning the pages.... Nothing about the book is phoned in; the amount of research behind it is genuinely remarkable. [This] is an excellent book, enthralling and beyond fascinating, and it's sure to delight both fans of thrillers and American history."—NPR