As the American Revolution drags on, British agent Jeremiah Black aims to break the stalemate by kidnapping General George Washington and taking him to London on charges of high treason, in this intriguing work of alternative history. England's top barristers seek to represent Washington, but he insists on using American-born Abraham Hobhouse, who thinks he can wrap up the case easily. Only now, peace seems even more distant, and Hobhouse realizes that he is the only thing keeping Washington from the noose.
"A fascinating tale that combines spy thriller elements, political skullduggery, and courtroom drama."—Booklist