To Command and Collar

Masters of the Shadowlands: 6

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0986119555

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5734

"Ms. Sinclair’s characters come alive on the page with passion and energy in a story that is absolutely riveting." ~ You Gotta Read Reviews BOOK DESCRIPTION: Working with the FBI to capture human traffickers, Master Raoul scores an invitation to a slave auction. To his surprise, one slave is the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands submissive. Although Kim’s body is scarred, her spirit is unbroken, and he can't leave her behind. Ruining the FBI's plans, he buys her. Kimberly's freedom has come at a devastating price: the other women are still imprisoned. Desperate to help the Feds locate the traffickers, she agrees to pose as Master Raoul's slave. Although wearing a collar again is terrifying, Kim starts to heal and then to blossom under the powerful Dominant’s care. Submission. It’s what she's been drawn to--and fled from--her entire life. She has escaped the slavers who captured her body. Escaping the Master who has captured her heart will be far more difficult. SERIES: In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants. However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love. Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series Book 1: Club Shadowlands Book 2: Dark Citadel Book 3: Breaking Free Book 4: Lean on Me Book 5: Make Me, Sir Book 6: To Command & Collar Book 7: This Is Who I Am Book 8: If Only Book 9: Show Me, Baby Book 10: Servicing the Target Book 11: Protecting His Own Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, masters of the shadowlands, spanking, suspense

To Command and Collar

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986119569

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6749

Determined to find the human traffickers preying on Shadowlands' submissives, Master Raoul gets himself invited to a small slave auction. Once informed, the FBI orders him to reject the limited choices so the slavers will invite him to the big auction. To Raoul's shock, one of the slaves is the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands sub. She has a scarred body...and an unbroken spirit. He can't leave her behind. Ruining the FBI's carefully laid plans, he buys her. Kimberly's freedom has come at a devastating price: the other women are still slaves. An FBI raid is their only hope for rescue. Desperate to help the Feds locate the big auction, she agrees to pose as Master Raoul's slave. Wearing a collar again is terrifying, but under the powerful dominant's care, Kim starts to heal and then to blossom. This is what she's been drawn to-and fled from-her entire life.She escaped the slavers who captured her body-can she escape the master who's captured her heart?

To Command and Collar

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: Loose Id Llc

ISBN: 9781611189834

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

View: 3383

Determined to find the human traffickers preying on Shadowlands' submissives, Master Raoul gets himself invited to a small slave auction. Once informed, the FBI orders him to reject the limited choices so the slavers will invite him to the big auction. To Raoul's shock, one of the slaves is the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands sub. She has a scarred body...and an unbroken spirit. He can't leave her behind. Ruining the FBI's carefully laid plans, he buys her. Kimberly's freedom has come at a devastating price: the other women are still slaves. An FBI raid is their only hope for rescue. Desperate to help the Feds locate the big auction, she agrees to pose as Master Raoul's slave. Wearing a collar again is terrifying, but under the powerful dominant's care, Kim starts to heal and then to blossom. This is what she's been drawn to-and fled from-her entire life. She escaped the slavers who captured her body-can she escape the master who's captured her heart? "Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play, BDSM theme and elements (including/not limited to: bondage, fire play, flogging), violence."

Masters of the Shadowlands

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: Vanscoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780983706359

Category: Bondage (Sexual behavior)

Page: 382

View: 8927

Contemporary BDSM erotic romance "(contains Club Shadowlands & Dark Citadel)" CLUB SHADOWLANDS Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she's a professional woman--an accountant--and surely isn't a submissive . . . is she? Master Z hasn't been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She's intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can't resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within. DARK CITADEL After Kari breaks up with her date during Beginner's Night at Club Shadowlands, she's given the option to continue with an experienced dominant. Despite her steamy fantasies about BDSM, the inexperienced schoolteacher plans to simply observe. Yet under the unyielding hands of Master Dan, she not only participates, but gives him everything he asks for. There is nothing she can hide from him. Not her passion...or her love. Still mourning the death of his wife, Master Dan avoids getting involved with women and he never takes a sub twice. But this modest little beginner is such a sweetie, one night is far from enough. As he plumbs her responses, taking her ever deeper into the world of BDSM, the gentle submissive begins to show him how barren his life has become and what a dark citadel he's made of his heart. During their three nights together, the teacher will learn to submit...can she teach the master to love?

Make Me, Sir

Masters of the Shadowlands: 5

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0991322290

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 402

“I loved this book! Wait. Let me say this again. I LOVED this book!” ~ Fallen Angels Reviews BOOK DESCRIPTION: Her job is to make his life miserable. His job is to make her submit. Whose heart will surrender first? Across the country, rebellious BDSM submissives are being systematically kidnapped, one from each club. When her friend falls prey to the slavers, FBI victim specialist Gabrielle volunteers to be bait in a club not yet hit: the Shadowlands. She finds that being a bratty sub comes naturally, especially when she gets to twit the appallingly conservative Master of the trainees. But she soon discovers he’s not as stuffy as she’d thought. Or as mean. She’d expected punishment, even humiliation, but she sure never expected to fall in love with a damned lawyer. Courtesy of a prima donna ex-wife, Marcus loathes disobedient submissives. When the club owner insists he admit an incredibly bratty trainee, he’s furious. But as he comes to know Gabrielle and sees the alluring sweetness beneath the sass, he starts to fall for her. Unfortunately, Marcus isn't the only one who believes the feisty redhead is a prize worth capturing. And in the world of the slaver, such treasure is worth a hefty fee. “I don't think there is any other option for me than 5 stars. I'd give it a whole lot more if I could.” ~ The Romance Reviews * * * * * "If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants. However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love. Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series Book 1: Club Shadowlands Book 2: Dark Citadel Book 3: Breaking Free Book 4: Lean on Me Book 5: Make Me, Sir Book 6: To Command & Collar Book 7: This Is Who I Am Book 8: If Only Book 9: Show Me, Baby Book 10: Servicing the Target Book 11: Protecting His Own Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, masters of the shadowlands, spanking, suspense

This Is Who I Am

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: Vanscoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780997552973

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 390

View: 749

"When trying to save a woman from slavers, Sam screwed up. Royally. Now Linda wants nothing to do with him. Or with BDSM. She won't even admit she's a masochist. As a dominant and sadist, he can give her what she needs, and when an opportunity arises, he slips into her life, intending to make amends. She's everything he knew she would be...except for her bullheaded determination to be 'normal'" --Back cover.

Club Shadowlands

Masters of the Shadowlands: 1

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0983706344

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 9338

Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she’s sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she’s a professional woman—an accountant—and surely isn’t a submissive . . . is she? Master Z hasn’t been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She’s intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can’t resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.

Master of the Mountain

Mountain Masters & Dark Haven: 1

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0991322231

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 9216

"Master of the Mountain is, quite simply, a beautiful book. Cherise Sinclair swept me away with her perfect blending of tenderness, healing, erotic discovery, and romance." ~Joyfully Reviewed BOOK DESCRIPTION: Rebecca thinks she is overweight and boring. Logan disagrees. When Rebecca’s lover talks her into a mountain lodge vacation with his swing club, she soon learns she’s not cut out for playing musical beds. But with her boyfriend “entertaining” in their cabin, she has nowhere to sleep. Logan, the lodge owner, finds her freezing on the porch. After hauling her inside, he warms her in his own bed, and there the experienced Dominant discovers that Rebecca might not be a swinger…but she is definitely a submissive. Rebecca believes that no one can love her plump, scarred body. Logan disagrees. He loves her curves, and under his skilled hands, Rebecca loses not only her inhibitions, but also her heart. Logan knows they have no future. Damaged from the war, he considers himself too dangerous to be in any relationship. Once the weekend is over, he’ll have to send the city-girl subbie back to her own world. But will driving her away protect Rebecca or scar them both? "Readers can’t help but fall under this author’s spell as she creates magic with another deliciously scandalous book to delight in. Ms. Sinclair’s plots are always fresh, intelligent, sensual, and emotionally moving." ~The Romance Studio THE MOUNTAIN MASTERS & DARK HAVEN series Mountain Masters: High in the Sierra mountains, Jake and Logan Hunt run a wilderness lodge that caters to alternative lifestyles–especially BDSM. Dark Haven: Set in a BDSM club in San Francisco, the Doms of Dark Haven are experienced, powerfull—and edgy. Although each book is stand-alone, they’re fun to read in order, because of the recurring characters. Book 1: Master of the Mountain Book 2: Simon Says: Mine (novella) Book 3: Master of the Abyss Book 4: Master of the Dark Side (novella) Book 5: My Liege of Dark Haven Book 6: Edge of the Enforcer Book 7: Master of Freedom Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, dominant hero, submission, alpha male, bondage, spanking,

Mischief and the Masters

Masters of the Shadowlands: 12

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0997552948

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 8414

Mischief and the Masters: Masters of the Shadowlands 12

Breaking Free

Masters of the Shadowlands: 3

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0983706379

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 6035

"Breaking Free took me on an emotional roller-coaster, and I loved it!" ~Just Erotic Romance Reviews BOOK DESCRIPTION: A sadistic husband left Beth scarred, inside and out. Only at the Shadowlands BDSM club does she feel like a woman. But her fears limit her to Doms who won't overwhelm her--the very ones who cannot arouse her. The Master of the Shadowlands gives her an ultimatum: accept the Dom he assigns or lose her membership. The last thing Beth wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom, but that's just what she gets. Asked to take on a problem sub, Nolan sees the issue immediately--although truly submissive, the little redhead is too scared to relinquish control and her Doms have let her get away with it. That will change right now. As Master Nolan takes Beth under command, compelling her submission, she's terrified, but the experienced Dom brings her pleasure, not pain. His only demand is that she never lie to him. Under his capable hands, her body comes alive, and she begins to heal. As he pushes her limits, she learns to trust...and then to love. And she realizes he is beginning to care for her in return. But now her cruel husband has found her, and Master Nolan discovers she's been lying and lying and lying. [[Reprint]] "Breaking Free is an incredible story; it engaged my emotions, captured my interest, brought a blush to my cheeks, and left me a supremely satisfied reader. Joyfully Recommended!" ~ Shayna from Joyfully Reviewed Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series Book 1: Club Shadowlands Book 2: Dark Citadel Book 3: Breaking Free Book 4: Lean on Me Book 5: Make Me, Sir Book 6: To Command & Collar Book 7: This Is Who I Am Book 8: If Only Book 9: Show Me, Baby Book 10: Servicing the Target Book 11: Protecting His Own Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, BBW, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, cherise sinclair, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands,

Freedom from Command and Control

Rethinking Management for Lean Service

Author: John Seddon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439885087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5428

"Command and Control is failing us. There is a better way to design and manage work - a better way to make work work - but it remains unknown to the vast majority of managers." An adherent of the Toyota Production System, John Seddon explains how traditional top-down decision making within service organizations leads to managers who are detached from employees and remote from operations. He demonstrates that decision-making based on purpose-related measures (such as putting customers first and improving services) can help managers reconnect with operations, see waste, and exploit opportunities for improvement. Through extensive case material, he differentiates between command and control and systems thinking and illustrates how the latter leads to improved service, revenues, and staff morale. He also posits that the service industry is fundamentally different from manufacturing, and shows how Toyota production principles must be transformed for application in service organizations.

Endurance

My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Author: Scott Kelly

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1524731609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8250

NATIONAL BEST SELLER A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight. In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

The Starlight Rite

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0991322258

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4839

The Starlight Rite: A Novel

White-Collar Government

The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making

Author: Nicholas Carnes

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022608728X

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 997

Eight of the last twelve presidents were millionaires when they took office. Millionaires have a majority on the Supreme Court, and they also make up majorities in Congress, where a background in business or law is the norm and the average member has spent less than two percent of his or her adult life in a working-class job. Why is it that most politicians in America are so much better off than the people who elect them— and does the social class divide between citizens and their representatives matter? With White-Collar Government, Nicholas Carnes answers this question with a resounding—and disturbing—yes. Legislators’ socioeconomic backgrounds, he shows, have a profound impact on both how they view the issues and the choices they make in office. Scant representation from among the working class almost guarantees that the policymaking process will be skewed toward outcomes that favor the upper class. It matters that the wealthiest Americans set the tax rates for the wealthy, that white-collar professionals choose the minimum wage for blue-collar workers, and that people who have always had health insurance decide whether or not to help those without. And while there is no one cause for this crisis of representation, Carnes shows that the problem does not stem from a lack of qualified candidates from among the working class. The solution, he argues, must involve a variety of changes, from the equalization of campaign funding to a shift in the types of candidates the parties support. If we want a government for the people, we have to start working toward a government that is truly by the people. White-Collar Government challenges long-held notions about the causes of political inequality in the United States and speaks to enduring questions about representation and political accountability.

Lean on Me

Masters of the Shadowlands: 4

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0991322215

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 3485

"From beginning to end a sinfully delicious story of one woman's struggle to trust who she is inside and accept herself as well as the love of the man that she loves with all her heart." ~ Book Junkie BOOK DESCRIPTION: Andrea wants to submit, but not to just any so-called Dom. He has to be tougher than the slum-bred bullies she grew up with. She’d given up finding a true Dom when her friend finagles her a place as a trainee in an exclusive BDSM club with the powerful Shadowlands Masters. Andrea’s thrilled…and terrified. Forced to accept an unknown submissive into his carefully run trainee program, Master Cullen is furious. Not only is the young woman new to BDSM, but she’s unsuited to her role--armoured in leather like a Domme, she’s more liable to punch a Dom than kneel. He decides to push her right back out the door. But as he ruthlessly intimidates her, punishes her, then cuddles her, his glimpses of the woman inside the emotional armour intrigue him and her utter surrender captures his heart. Although Master Cullen is famous for his unfettered lifestyle, Andrea believes he might be interested in her, until she discovers he’s not just a bartender--he’s a cop. Maybe he’d overlook her past brush with the law, but when another trainee accuses her of stealing money, Andrea knows she’s lost the Master she wanted with all her heart. "If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants. However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love. "This is a fabulous series. It’s erotic, it’s romantic, has wonderfully suspenseful plots, and amazing characters (including so many yummy sexy alpha men…)." ~ The Romance Reviews Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series Book 1: Club Shadowlands Book 2: Dark Citadel Book 3: Breaking Free Book 4: Lean on Me Book 5: Make Me, Sir Book 6: To Command & Collar Book 7: This Is Who I Am Book 8: If Only Book 9: Show Me, Baby Book 10: Servicing the Target Book 11: Protecting His Own Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dominant and female submissive, BDSM club, BBW, curvy woman, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands, spanking

Doms of Dark Haven

Author: Cherise Sinclair,Sierra Cartwright,Belinda McBride

Publisher: Loose Id Llc

ISBN: 9781611189186

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

View: 353

"Three women, three Doms. One extraordinary night. Welcome to Dark Haven, and may all of your darkest wishes come true..." MET HER MATCH (A HAWKEYE STORY) by Sierra Cartwright Highly trained Mira Araceli can hold her own in the toughest parts of the world, but not, it seems, against her secret crush, Torin Carter. She'd fallen for her Hawkeye instructor years before, and to him, she'd been just another recruit; fresh, green, idealistic. Torin, with his dark Irish good looks and fierce temper, doesn't want a partner, any partner, and especially not Mira. But assignments are assignments, and he takes his responsibilities seriously. So when the beautifully submissive Mira crawls into his bedroom, a leather belt between her teeth, he calls on all his resolve to send her away. Unsatisfied, Mira ups the stakes and finds another dom to play with at Dark Haven. Beyond furious, Torin storms into Master Xavier's club and claims his rights to dominate Mira. For the first time in her life, she's met her match. EDUCATING EVANGELINE by Belinda McBride "This isn't what she came here for!" Pursued by a group of mysterious hunters, Evangeline Jones was desperate for sanctuary when she ducked into the doorway of Dark Haven. Instead of safety, she discovers a decadent, sensual world that challenges her very outlook on life. Harte Sommers is charmed by the little wolf with the pink streak in her ebony hair. As alpha of the Napa pack, he sometimes feels that he's alone at the top. When he meets Eva, he knows he might not be able to keep his wild little wolf at his side, but his heart tells him that his lonely days might be at an end. SIMON SAYS: MINE by Cherise Sinclair With an empty nest and divorce in hand, Rona decides it's time to explore the fantasies that nourished her through a long, tedious marriage to a man whose idea of outrageous sex was leaving the lights on. At the top of her fantasy list is touring Dark Haven, the BDSM club, but she isn't prepared for the effect of a powerful Dom. When Master Simon takes control and introduces her to toys and sensations she's never felt before, she realizes he could fulfil every fantasy on her list all by himself. But she's vowed to never get trapped in a relationship again. One of the most popular Doms in Dark Haven, Master Simon has had his fill of eager, shallow, young subs. Rona is older, intelligent, independent...and sweetly submissive. After an evening of intense pleasure and despite her obvious attraction, she refuses to see him again. He needs a way to change her mind. She's not the first sub he's taken on a journey of exploration, but he's beginning to think she might be the last. "Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, strong BDSM theme and elements to include exhibitionism and voyeurism."

Opening the Gates

The Lip Affair, 1968-1981

Author: Donald Reid

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1786635402

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 512

View: 1819

In the Summer of 1973, workers occupied the Lip watch and clock factory, sparking a national cause and controversy. The Lip occupation and self-management experience captured the imagination of the Left in France and internationally, as a living example of the spirit of May '68. In Opening the Gates, Donald Reid chronicles the history of this struggle. Beginning with the early stirrings of worker radicalism in 1968, Reid 's meticulously researched narrative details the nationally publicised conflict of 1973, the second bankruptcy and occupation of 1976 and the conversion of Lip into a group of cooperatives operating into the 1980s.

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...

Author: Florence Hartley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Etiquette

Page: 340

View: 4858

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Servicing the Target

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

ISBN: 1940887917

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9700

A discharged Army Ranger, Ben considers his job as a BDSM club security guard to be an excellent hobby. He’s never been tempted to join in. But everything changes when the notorious Mistress Anne inadvertently reveals the caring heart concealed beneath her Domme armor. Now, he’s set his sights on the beautiful Shadowlands Mistress. Maybe he’d considered himself vanilla, but she can put her stiletto on his chest any day, any time. He’ll trust her delicate hands to hold his heart. And if she wants to whip his ass on the way to an outstanding climax, he’s just fine with that too. Sure, he knows she likes “pretty boy” slaves. And he’s older. Craggy and rough. And six-five. Minor hindrances. The mission is a go.

The Traitor's Wife

A Novel

Author: Allison Pataki

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476738629

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2181

A riveting historical novel about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the cunning wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America’s most infamous act of treason... Everyone knows Benedict Arnold—the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British—as history’s most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold’s co-conspirator, Major John André, who was apprehended with Arnold’s documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. But few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it. Socialite Peggy Shippen is half Benedict Arnold’s age when she seduces the war hero during his stint as military commander of Philadelphia. Blinded by his young bride’s beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she harbors a secret: loyalty to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the handsome British spy John André. Peggy watches as her husband, crippled from battle wounds and in debt from years of service to the colonies, grows ever more disillusioned with his hero, Washington, and the American cause. Together with her former love and her disaffected husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune for herself and Arnold. Told from the perspective of Peggy’s maid, whose faith in the new nation inspires her to intervene in her mistress’s affairs even when it could cost her everything, The Traitor’s Wife brings these infamous figures to life, illuminating the sordid details and the love triangle that nearly destroyed the American fight for freedom.