Sign of Nine Stripes by Carol Amorosi
The third time’s lucky. Or so they say. Angus believes his chance for success lies in the colonies. When he receives an offer of employment, he crosses the Atlantic for the third time to follow his dreams. What could possibly go wrong?
In 1763, Angus followed his heroes, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, to the New World on their ground-breaking survey. Five years later, he returned to London with no prospects. Now, Angus sails back to the colonies. But this time will be different. Joel Bailey has offered him a position as a surveyor. His friend, Liam, is there. The uncle he believed was dead is there. And a beautiful Native lass is there. Angus thinks he’s finally on his way to making a life for himself.
But there’s an undercurrent of danger running throughout the colonies. Smuggling, protests, and secret organizations are the norm. New taxes and restrictions are being imposed. And people are taking sides against each other.
Angus doesn’t want to choose sides. But when a dead body is delivered to his employer’s home, what choice does he have?