Crow Hollow by Michael Wallace

By Michael Wallace

In 1676, an not likely pair—a younger Puritan widow and an English spy—journeys throughout a land the place greed and treachery abound.

Prudence Cotton has lately misplaced her husband and is eager to locate her daughter, captured via the Nipmuk tribe in the course of King Philip’s struggle. She’s confident her daughter is alive yet can't song her into the barren region by myself. aid arrives within the type of James Bailey, an agent of the crown despatched to Boston to enquire the homicide of Prudence’s husband and to covertly reason a disturbance that may supply the king simply reason to put in royal governors. After his accomplice is murdered, James wishes support too. He moves a take care of Prudence, and jointly they traverse the forbidding New England panorama searching for clues. What they confront within the wilderness—and what they observe approximately each one other—could endlessly swap their allegiances and change their destinies.

About the Author

Michael Wallace was once born in California and raised in a small non secular group in Utah, finally heading east to dwell in Rhode Island and Vermont. as well as operating as a literary agent and innkeeper, he formerly labored as a software program engineer for a division of security contractor, programming simulators for nuclear submarines. he's the writer of greater than twenty novels, together with the Wall road magazine bestselling sequence The Righteous, set in a polygamist enclave within the wasteland.

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And where's Pete? " Sul grinned again as he pocketed the coins. " His eyes sparkled. " The boy's tone was scornful. " Sul shrugged as the ferry moved into midstream. " "Well, you'll make a good one," Jonas said. "I want to be the best, the boy said. He looked up at the older man. "Mr. " "Not much. " Sul shook his head so sharply his curls danced again. His round face puckered in distress at the memory of what he had just read. "He left his army to suffer on the retreat from Moscow and hurried back to Paris.

Finally he combed his dampened curls in a vain attempt to smooth them out, but the comb became tangled. As he jerked impatiently at the snarl, Sul wished again that he had wavy brown hair like Pete and his father. Behind him the cabin door opened. Hoping it wasn't their visitor, Sul turned to find his next oldest sister, Margaret, coming out onto the gallery, the basket she used for picking greens over one arm. Margaret stopped to watch his struggles. "Let me help you," she said, setting the basket down.

Ma, Ma, Sul heard her cry, "he's here! " Followed by all three of her daughters, Mrs. Ross hurried out of the cabin and down the steps. Sul slipped stiffly down from behind Mason's saddle and stood there, silent and ashamed, as his mother and two older sisters crowded around him. "Son, you're hurt," Mrs. Ross began. She looked up at Mason, who by that time had also dismounted. " "He took a spill, Miz Ross, but I don't think he's got anythin' wrong with him other than that cut an' some bruises.

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