A single gunshot had shattered a sinister silence and eight bayonet-bludgeoned militiamen lay dead
on Lexington Green in the early dawn of April 19, 1775. So begins William E. Johnson’s fifth in a series of six historical novels about British subjects discovering they had become Americans. It is another mug of colonial intrigue brimming with sex, scandal, spies, and soldiers. More than ten thousand colonists lay siege to nearly four thousand British soldiers in Boston. Meanwhile, John Hancock and Sam Adams join the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia where they connive and conspire against the blatant tyranny of the British Crown. When spies and assassins invade Philadelphia, American history stands at a defining moment.
Once again, the heart of this saga lies in the bosom of the common man — candlemakers, cobblers, sailors, soldiers, silversmiths, tailors, trollops, bartenders, ropemakers, doctors, and drunks. Every tyrannical declaration made in London had a disastrous impact on every American colonist. This is their story…and ours.
Travel back in time as you settle back near the hearth in the Snug Harbor Tavern taproom with a mug of hot buttered rum or dark ale. You now witness the bloody beginning of the American Revolution in Lexington in the first page of UPRISING.