Author: Gutteridge, Don
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Year Published: 2012
Subcategory: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: Upper Canada is on the brink of rebellion and only one man can stop it.
The year is 1836 and Ensign Marc Edwards of His Majestyâ€™s 24th Regiment of Foot is eager to see some action. Unfortunately the regiment has been posted to the colonial backwater of Toronto, Upper Canada, where there doesnâ€™t seem to be much chance for glory. But the local population is openly chafing under British rule and the surrounding countryside turns out to be a hotbed of radicals, Reformers, Yankees, and smugglers.
Itâ€™s a steamy June in Toronto, 1836. Lieutenant Marc Edwards has again found himself sitting atop a lit powder keg in more ways than one. A prominent politician has been assassinated, and in their haste to catch the killer, Marc and his troops are responsible for the death of an innocent local man.
By the fall of 1837, Lieutenant Marc Edwards is an old hand at his post. Toronto is seething under the repressive hand of the new government, but the arrival of a touring American theatrical company promises an enjoyable diversion. Marcâ€™s friend Rick Hilliard falls hard for a young actress, but a rival for her affections is murdered, and a disheveled Hilliard is discovered standing over the body holding a bloody sword.
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