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The Whiskey Rebelsby David Liss
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Ethan Saunders, once among General Washington's most valued spies, now lives in disgrace, haunting the taverns of Philadelphia. An accusation of treason has long since cost him his reputation and his beloved fianc?e, Cynthia Pearson, but at his most desperate moment he is recruited for an unlikely task ? finding Cynthia's missing husband. To help her, Saunders must serve his old enemy, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, who is engaged in a bitter power struggle with political rival Thomas Jefferson over the creation of the fragile young nation's first real financial institution: the Bank of the United States.Meanwhile, Joan Maycott is a young woman married to another Revolutionary War veteran. With the new states unable to support their ex-soldiers, the Maycotts make a desperate gamble: trade the chance of future payment for the hope of a better life on the western Pennsylvania frontier. There, amid hardship and deprivation, they find unlikely friendship and a chance for prosperity with a new method of distilling whiskey. But on an isolated frontier, whiskey is more than a drink; it is currency and power, and the Maycotts? success attracts the brutal attention of men in Hamilton's orbit, men who threaten to destroy all Joan holds dear.As their causes intertwine, Joan and Saunders ? both patriots in their own way ? find themselves on opposing sides of a daring scheme that will forever change their lives and their new country. The Whiskey Rebels is a superb rendering of a perilous age and a nation nearly torn apart ? and David Liss's most powerful novel yet.
A gripping novel of a conspiracy that threatens to topple the fledgling banking system of the post-Revolutionary War United States, featuring the unforgettable characters of Ethan Saunders and Joan Maycott, with Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton in secondary roles. In a major new direction for Liss, he brings his extraordinary brand of historical suspense to an American setting for the first time, with a riveting tale sure to appeal to loyal fans and new listeners, including the a oefounding fathersa history audience.
From the bestselling, award-winning author of "A Conspiracy of Paper" comes his most powerful historical mystery yet. Set in post-Revolutionary War America, "The Whiskey Rebels" is a superb rendering of a vivid and perilous age. Unabridged. 13 CDs.
Ethan Saunders, once among General Washingtona (TM)s most valued spies, now lives in disgrace, haunting the taverns of Philadelphia. Asked by Alexander Hamilton to investigate a scheme against the U.S. Treasury, Saunders is reluctant to help. But when Hamiltona (TM)s rival Thomas Jefferson also tries to recruit the fallen hero, Saunders becomes embroiled in a seditious plot.
Meanwhile, Joan Maycott has set out with her husband on a trek in hope of a better life on the western Pennsylvania frontier. There, amid the hardship and deprivation, the Maycotts find unlikely friendship and a chance for prosperity with a new method of distilling whiskey. But their growing success soon attracts the attention of both rival whiskey makers and forces within the U.S. government.
As their causes intertwine, Joan Maycott and Ethan Saunders will find themselves on opposing sides of a daring scheme that will change their lives and their country forever. The Whiskey Rebels is a superb rendering of a perilous age and a new nation nearly torn apart a and David Lissa (TM)s most powerful novel yet.
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