A thought-provoking novel that imagines what would have happened if the British had succeeded in kidnapping General George Washington, for fans of alternate histories like The Plot Against America , The Guns of the South and The Man in the High Castle .British special agent Jeremiah Black, an officer of the Kings Guard, lands on a lonely beach in the wee hours of the morning in late November 1780. The revolution is in full swing but has become deadlocked. Black is here to change all that.His mission, aided by Loyalists, is to kidnap George Washington and spirit him back to London aboard the HMS Peregrine, a British sloop of war that is waiting closely offshore. Once he lands, though, the aid by Loyalists proves problematic because some would prefer just to kill the general outright. Black managesjustto get Washington aboard the Peregrine, which sails away.Upon their arrival in London, Washington is imprisoned in the Tower to await trial on charges of high treason. Englands mo...
|Title||:||The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
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The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington Reviews
Interesting premise for an alternative historical fiction, but hobbled by prose that clanks along from one indigestible chunk of character-delivered exposition to another. Geeky tibits, but no poetry.
The story was better than the writing.
There's historical fiction and then there's this intriguing twist on history. A goodreads giveaway, this was a great alternate take on one aspect of the Revolutionary War. Enjoyable, moved at a good pace. I would recommend it to friends who like this genre.
Excellent. I read it in two sittings.
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Jeremiah Black, an officer of the King’s Guard and British special agent, lands on the beach in late 1780 when the American Revolution is at its height but is currently deadlocked between the two sides. Black's mission is to change the tide of the war by kidnapping George Washington and sneaking him back to London on nearby ship with help from American Loyalists. Some of the Loyalists, though, would prefer to just kill Washington ...more
In this alternate history novel, the year is 1780 and the British Prime Minster has dispatched a special agent to kidnap George Washington and bring him back to London to stand trial for treason. The concept is interesting to me for two reasons. First, I almost always enjoy a good alternate history scenario. That sort of “what-if” plot usually leads to intriguing stories and this novel is definitely proof of that. Secondly, I am a fan of George Washington, as well as the Revolutionary War in gen ...more