The streets and taverns of Boston before “The Bloody Massacre” were filled with brawls and scrapes, hot words and cold calculations. Nicholas Gray and Maggie Magowan run The Sword and Scabbard, a tavern which is home to both criminal and political intrigue.
Each is a fugitive from a dangerous past and their relationship grows fitfully in the midst of historic events.
They remain suspicious of politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, but are eventually caught in the shadow world where politics and crime meet. In the end,
Nicholas faces a choice between saving himself and crippling the march towards the Revolution.
The Sword and Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre in Boston (Boston Heritage Publishing, 2015, 978-0-8841-0-1, $19.99 online or e-book 978-0-8841-1-8, $11.99, www.theswordandscabbard.com) brings the period to life in a fast-paced tale using real and fictional characters who experience the social and political conflicts from a different point of view.
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About the Author
|Allen Woods has been a full-time freelance writer and editor for almost 30 years, recently specializing in social studies and reading textbooks for all ages. The spark for The Sword and Scabbard came while doing research for an American history text. He welcomes e-mail at the Blog page of the book web site www.theswordandscabbard.com.|
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