Gideon Hawke #5:


A replica soldiers’ cabin at Valley Forge

Gideon and Ruth finds Themselves thrust into new and unfamiliar surroundings: the 9th Pennsylvania Regiment. Gideon must adapt to a new command and a new way of fighting; Ruth must find her place in the social hierarchy of the Continental Community.


News of the French entry into the war will electrify the American Cause. When the British react by abandoning Philadelphia, and retreat across New Jersey, Washington will form units of “select men” to lead the pursuit and pin down the British Rearguard. Once again, Captain Gideon Hawke will find himself in the thick of the action near a place called Monmouth Courthouse.

Monmouth hedgerow

An American position on the Monmouth Battlefield.


It will be, in the words of Samuel Adams, Jr., “a bloody day’s work.”