Set in secret rooms and back allies of the city, this is a covert battle of Union officials against the Sons of Liberty, an organization trying to retake the city for the Confederacy. The Sons have been stockpiling weapons and explosives. One man hopes to stop them: Branden Rolfe, the Union Proyost Marshal. An immigrant from Austria, he refuses to allow the United States to become a divided nation like his homeland. To stop the leader of the Sons of Liberty, Rolfe places spies within the organization. Who is the mole? Can Rolfe and his team stop Everett and save Maryland from Confederate hands? The author captures perfectly the Southern Zeitgeist and catches the reader off-guard with a wonderfully satisfying ending.
Marie Jakober is the award-winning author of five previous novels, including the Civil War novel, "Only Call Us Faithful." She lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.