It’s autumn, 1765. Parliament wants to assert its power over the colonies and pressures an irascible royal governor to improve the revenue collections in New York. From Manhattan to Albany, the citizens begin choosing between obedience and resistance. Molly and Jean-Luc struggle through the salad days of marriage as they contend with the empire’s taxes, established competitors, and people on both sides who want the up-and-comers dead. Samuel Endicott has written another gripping story that brings colonial New York to life.