When 17-year-old Adam Fletcher is forced into an apprenticeship, he unwittingly becomes a pawn in a smuggling war . . . But what created an environment in which men felt they had to smuggle? And why, after a century and a half of the Crown willingly looking the other way did Great Britain suddenly decide to clamp down on her young colonies across the Atlantic? Learn the answers as you dig in to the history and culture of the era that not only inspired a new book series, but led to the birth of a new nation.