The Whiskey Code by Mally Becker
Set during the darkest days of the American Revolution, THE WHISKEY CODE tells the story of General Washington’s most reluctant spy, a fiercely independent young woman who races time and Turncoats to uncover, then thwart, a plot that threatens Washington’s life.
Recently widowed Rebecca Parcell is too busy struggling to maintain her Morristown farm to give a fig about the Revolution. While the village gossips whisper that she betrayed her cheating late husband by turning him over to the British, George Washington has proof that he was in fact a Loyalist spy. Washington swears he’ll help Becca preserve her farm if she can uncover her late husband’s secrets.
Her search for the truth pairs her with an escaped British prisoner, Daniel Alloway —the last person to see her husband alive—as they embark on an espionage mission through British-occupied New York City. Moving from glittering balls to an underworld of brothels and prisons, Becca and Daniel uncover a plot that threatens the General’s life and the new country’s future. Will they move quickly enough to prevent Washington’s death? Will Becca learn who betrayed her husband? And as she grows more confident in her own independence, will she continue to cling to the farm and her past?
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