The Turncoat

Renegades of the Revolution

By Donna Thorland
(New American Library, Paperback, 9780451415394, 424pp.)

Publication Date: March 5, 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.
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About the Author
Donna Thorland graduated from Yale with a degree in classics and art history. She managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, for several years then earned an MFA in film production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Thorland has been a Disney / ABC Television Writing Fellow, a WGA Writer s Access Project honoree, and has written for the television shows "Cupid" and "Tron: Uprising". The director of several award-winning short films, her most recent project aired on WNET Channel 13. Her fiction has appeared in "Alfred Hitchcock s Mystery Magazine".


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