Book 7 will detail Adam Fletcher’s most dangerous adventure yet.
We’re now well into the year 1768 and it feels like throughout the colonies there is a growing unease simmering just beneath the surface. In Beaufort, Adam Fletcher can’t help but wonder if there might even be something in the air because nearly everyone he knows is on edge.
When Emmanuel receives some troubling news, he makes no secret of the fact that he’s agonizing about what he must do—send Adam into the dangerous, wild backcountry to find Sinclair “Mack” Macintosh, a man who he doesn’t even know for sure still lives. And if the man does still live, he may have moved on long ago.
Although Adam knows his grandfather is grieved and conflicted about assigning him this task, he’s glad to have the opportunity to go. He’s never been into North Carolina’s untamed interior. He’s heard stories that he could hardly believe, and he’s often wondered if he would ever have a chance to see any of his colony’s untamed wilderness.
A little over week into a journey that begins with great anticipation and excitement, circumstances take a perilous turn. To make matters worse, Martin Smith, who traveled inland with him, has wandered off and Adam has no idea where to even begin looking for him, nor does he have time to go searching.
Now he just wonders if he’ll ever find the elusive Mack so he can deliver the message before it’s too late. And if and when that happens, will he ever make it back to Beaufort?