It is the spring of 1781. Encamped outside New York, General George Washington gambles on a daring plan to shift his army south to strike at the British forces of Lord Charles Cornwallis, entrenched at the tiny Virginian tobacco port of York Town.
Charles Cornwallis is frustrated by the conflicting orders of his superiors. Daniel Brattle, an officer of Lafayette’s Division, has begun to doubt that ultimate victory will come. Catherine Seawell, a Loyalist refugee from New England, searches for a home in a country she no longer recognizes. Sergeant Tom Martin, a British light infantryman, is resolved to simply do his duty without compromise.
The battle for independence hangs in the balance, and no one will leave York Town unchallenged or unchanged.
From the Battle of Green Spring to the storming of Redoubt Number Ten to the dramatic conclusion of the siege of Yorktown, The End of the Tether brings to life a pivotal moment in American history.
Reconciled with his uncle, William Dudley arrives in India just as the Great Sepoy Mutiny plunges the country into bloody chaos. Resolved to do what he thinks right as the rebellion escalates, Dudley and his company are detached on a special mission that culminates in surrender and betrayal.
After orchestrating a daring escape, Dudley struggles to redeem his failure and find purpose in a world of seeming unending battle and unspeakable cruelty, from the doomed defense of Cawnpore to the desperate Relief of Lucknow.
Purchase the trade paperback from:
as well as in different ebook formats from:
Print price: $17.99, at 392 pages
eBook price: $6.99
You can get a taste by reading the sample chapters below.
Twenty-two-year-old George Washington was pleased by his promotion to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and quite content to be the second-in-command of Governor Robert Dinwiddie’s expedition to remove the French from the Ohio Valley.
Then Joshua Fry, the mission’s elderly commanding officer, is killed in a fall from his horse. Washington, whose experience in battle is all but nonexistent, is suddenly in command of the Virginia Regiment at a remote field in the Allegheny Mountains called Great Meadows—and the enemy is coming.
ARC is available for reviewers. Tradepaperback, Kindle, Nook, and more will be available soon.