The sequel to the much loved “Enemies in the Gates” with Rebecca and Charles Redmond. The Redmond Family Saga continues with the fourth book, as the United States attempts to rebuild its standing on the world stage after the ravages of the Civil War.
After serving as Mayor of Culpepper and supporting the return of Virginia to the Union, Retired General Charlie Redmond and his wife Rebecca are looking forward to living their lives as private citizens. They plan to spend time with their growing children and most importantly, take the time together that they have never had because of first the war and then the brutal demands of reconstruction. But President Grant has a very different idea for Charlie and Rebecca’s future.
On the day after Grant’s second inauguration, Charlie and Rebecca are summoned to the White House to answer the call of duty yet again. Grant’s administration is plagued with scandal. The US Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s has been caught promoting an illicit silver mine, and has been discredited. Grant is relying on Charlie and Rebecca’s impeccable reputations to repair the damage with the United Kingdom. But there are forces at work in London who want to damage the United States’ ability to conduct trade with England and will go to great lengths to do so. Will Charlie’s secret become a liability to the entire nation?