Synopses & Reviews
The growing discontent with King and Parliament is reaching a fever pitch in Colonial Boston and the surrounding countryside of Massachusetts Bay Colony. To Michael Broderick, an Irish Magistrate's Clerk in his home county of Clare, Ireland, it means nothing until he loses his job due to cut backs related to the American course of liberty.Michael has a family to feed so he uses his rare gift of being able to read and write to secure a desk job in the British Army. But even his abilities cannot change history and soon his regiment is called into the middle of the fray in Boston.As Michael thinks his safety is assured treachery and battle take his life and name. It is up to three unlikely soldiers of a burial detail to try and preserve a man's identity and reputation that they've never seen or met before.This is a story of confusion, rumour, war, and devotion to duty. It is told from the British soldier's point of view being expressed by the voice of Michael Broderick, a man who, like most soldiers, didn't understand why he was there and couldn't care less about American liberty.