Book 7 will detail Adam Fletcher’s most dangerous adventure yet.
We’re now well into the new 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 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 he knows his grandfather is grieved and conflicted about assigning him this task, Adam’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 his colony’s western wilderness.
A little over week into a journey that begins with great anticipation and excitement, circumstances take a perilous turn for the worse and Adam wonders if he’ll make it out alive. To make matters worse, Martin Smith, who traveled west with him, has wandered off and Adam has no idea where to even begin to look for him. It would’ve been an annoyance on past journeys, but now Martin has a wife and a new baby who need him back home. How on earth will he find him out here? How could he face returning to Beaufort — if he even makes it back alive — without his friend, especially considering Adam had to convince him to come along in the first place?