The turncoat

by Thorland, Donna.

Format: Print Book 2013
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They are lovers on opposite sides of a brutal war, with everything at stake and no possibility of retreat. They can trust no one-especially not each other.

Major Lord Peter Tremayne is the last man rebel bluestocking Kate Grey should fall in love with, but when the handsome British viscount commandeers her home, Kate throws caution to the wind and responds to his seduction. She is on the verge of surrender when a spy in her own household seizes the opportunity to steal the military dispatches Tremayne carries, ensuring his disgrace-and implicating Kate in high treason. Painfully awakened to the risks of war, Kate determines to put duty ahead of desire, and offers General Washington her services as an undercover agent in the City of Brotherly Love.

Months later, having narrowly escaped court martial and hanging, Tremayne returns to decadent, British-occupied Philadelphia with no stomach for his current assignment-to capture the woman he believes betrayed him. Nor does he relish the glittering entertainments being held for General Howe's idle officers. Worse, the glamorous woman in the midst of this social whirl, the fiancee of his own dissolute cousin, is none other than Kate Grey herself. And so begins their dangerous dance, between passion and patriotism, between certain death and the promise of a brave new future together.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For Kate Grey, a sensible Quaker woman living with her father, talk of rebels and Tories and battles and brigades all seemed to be taking place comfortingly far away from her home in rural Pennsylvania. When the British mount a new campaign outside Philadelphia, a dashingly handsome viscount commandeers the Grey estate to house himself and his soldiers for the evening, and Kate comes face-to-face with the realities of war. Kate, her father, and a mysterious Aunt Angela set a plan in motion to deliver information to the rebel army, and Kate is quickly swept up in a sea of espionage, secret codes, and false identities. When the handsome viscount resurfaces, Kate has to decide whose loyalty is worth favoring and whose favor is worth dying for. A combination of historical espionage and smoldering romance, Thorland's first novel is a surprising and engrossing tale. Immersing the reader in 1777 Philadelphia, sweeping from decadent high-society balls to the filth of battlefield infirmaries, Thorland exhibits real passion for the time period. Fans of Philippa Gregory and Loretta Chase will find The Turncoat a thrilling read.--Turza, Stephanie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Thorland, Donna. Renegades of the revolution.
Subjects Revolutionaries -- Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Spy stories.
Publisher New York :New American Library,2013
Language English
Notes Includes reader's guide and an excerpt from the author's Terms of engagement (p. 419-424)
Description 424 pages ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-403).
ISBN 9780451415394 (pbk.)
0451415396 (pbk.)
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