2 Works in Nathan Hale (1755-1776)/Martha Manning
21 Jun 2019
This story parallels the last few chapters of "I Like You a Lot" and most of "Provoke Outrage." If you haven't read them, it's still a good story on its own. Briefly, the government has been taken over by the evil President George King, and the Movement, led by Alex Hamilton, John Laurens, Angelica Schuyler, and Gil duMotier de Lafayette, is fighting to bring King down and restore the Constitution. Martha "Patty" Manning, a courier for the Movement, was engaged to Nathan Hale, and was pregnant when he was killed. With King's forces searching for her, she was smuggled out of New York to the Lafayette family castle, Chavaniac. Shortly thereafter, Danny Phoenix, John Laurens's right-hand man, was arrested on a trumped-up murder charge. Alex and the others broke him out of prison, and he too got out of New York with Lafayette's help. Now Danny and Patty find themselves in France, all contact with their friends and family cut off. Soon, though, they meet Blake Percy, his wife Maggie, and others who are helping to support the Movement from France.
This is a prequel to Provoke Outrage, but you do not need to have read that work to understand this.
Alexander Hamilton, a poor kid from the Caribbean, meets new friends like John Laurens and Hercules Mulligan when he begins college (on a scholarship) in New York City. Relationships develop; troubled pasts are revealed. It's an election year, and Angelica Schuyler, a political science major, is president of the campus chapter of Students for Progressive Government.
Alex is chosen for an internship in the US Capital, where he gets to know Ben Tallmadge and Nathan Hale. When the political situation changes suddenly and drastically, Alex and his friends are swept up in the beginning of an insurrection against a despotic leader. The situation becomes chaotic and dangerous, and their lives are at risk. Despite that, they will stand together to protect liberty and the Constitution.