Sons of Liberty
From the publisher:
Sons of Liberty charts the extraordinary life of Ulysses Brooke, a rising political star in Old Virginia, who’s not all he seems. When, in 1845, he’s arrested for theft and treason, the world learns the truth: Brooke is an abolitionist and secret revolutionary, with a trove of buried treasure. Readers will uncover the tumult of his past, meeting his tragic love, Rebecca, and his enslaved partner-in-crime, Cato. We’ll learn, too, of the ripples he leaves across centuries, from the suspicious rise of Gilded Age icon Sam Billings to hard-charging investigations by FBI agent Alvin Starkman and his wife, Faye.
This debut novel from author and historian Matthew Speiser ’01 is a page-turning action story of human cruelty and compassion. It propels the reader from the glittering champagne parties of the antebellum South to brutal slave quarters burning with the anguish and aspirations of America and to the high-octane offices of high-flying bankers and federal agents entering the modern age.
Sons of Liberty is an exciting, interwoven narrative set against the soaring ideals and lethal dangers of this nation’s boiling history. Unlock it for yourself, and become immersed in this tale of romance and betrayal, cast in the shadows of America’s defining wars.