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Author: Charles Rosenberg Narrator: Alex Wyndham Publisher: Harlequin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2018 ISBN: 9781488204890
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A thought-provoking novel that imagines what would have happened if the British had succeeded in kidnapping General George Washington, for fans of alternate histories like The Plot against America, The Guns of the South, and The Man in the High Castle.

British Special Agent Jeremiah Black, an officer of the King’s Guard, lands on a lonely beach in the wee hours of the morning in late November 1780. The revolution is in full swing but has become deadlocked. Black is here to change all that.

His mission, aided by Loyalists, is to kidnap George Washington and spirit him back to London aboard the HMS Peregrine, a British sloop of war that is waiting closely offshore. Once he lands, though, the “aid by Loyalists” proves problematic because some would prefer just to kill the general outright. Black manages—just—to get Washington aboard the Peregrine, which sails away.

Upon their arrival in London, Washington is imprisoned in the Tower to await trial on charges of high treason. England’s most famous barristers seek to represent him, but he insists on using an American. He chooses Abraham Hobhouse, an American-born barrister with an English wife—a man who doesn’t really need the work and thinks the “career-building” case will be easily resolved through a settlement of the revolution and Washington’s release. But as greater political and military forces swirl around them and peace seems ever more distant, Hobhouse finds that he is the only thing keeping Washington from the hangman’s noose.

Drawing inspiration from an actual kidnapping plot hatched in 1776 by a member of Washington’s own Commander-in-Chief’s Guards, Charles Rosenberg has written a compelling novel that envisions what would take place if the leader of America’s fledgling rebellion were taken from the nation at the height of the war, imperiling any chance of victory.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fresh, fun fiction that weaves some intriguing historical themes of what might have happened.”

    Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Rosenberg interweaves legal and political nuances with a suspenseful plot, juxtaposing well-drawn historical figures with appealing inventions, resulting in a thoughtful novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “There is enough derring-do here for those seeking an exciting read, and plenty of legal and political maneuvering to satisfy thrill seekers from the legal suspense genre."

    Library Journal

  • “A fascinating tale that combines spy thriller elements, political skulduggery, and courtroom drama. This Washington is an intriguing characterization, allowing Rosenberg to explore the importance of force of personality in leadership and victory.”

    Booklist

  • “Well-told…sure to please lovers of American history.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Wonderful! From the very first page a thrilling, beautifully imagined ‘what if ’ story—I read it straight through at a gallop!”

    Max Byrd, author of Jefferson

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About the Author

Charles Rosenberg, a practicing lawyer, has put his legal background to acclaimed use in his bestselling legal thrillers, Death on a High Floor and Long Knives. He has also been asked to consult on scripts for the television shows Boston Legal, LA Law, The Practice, and The Paper Chase. A graduate of Antioch College and Harvard Law School, Rosenberg has had a long career as a partner in several large law firms and as an adjunct law professor. He is currently a partner in a small firm in the Los Angeles area, where he lives with his wife.

About the Narrator

Alex Wyndham, an Oxford University and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduate, is a narrator and voice talent who can be heard on Apple TV campaigns and Discovery Channel documentaries. He also has a successful screen career and has starred in several BBC and HBO shows, including the Emmy-winning Little Dorrit and Rome, and in films including Kenneth Branagh’s As You Like It.