By Jessica Warner
His genuine identify was once James Aitken, notwithstanding he was once larger often called "John the Painter," and through the early months of the yankee Revolution, he wreaked havoc in England via acting acts of terror on behalf of the United States. during this first full-length chronicle of the guy who tried to burn down royal military yards throughout England, Jessica Warner paints a tart and wonderful portrait of the world's first sleek terrorist. on the top of the scare, King George III got day-by-day briefings from his ministers, the Bow highway Runners have been at the chase, newspapers revealed sensational tales, and in Parliament a invoice was once rushed via to droop habeas corpus. this is often rollicking well known background with whatever for each reader—authentic 18th-century surroundings, well timed social background, overseas political intrigue, terrorism, chase scenes, spies, a double agent or , a jailhouse snitch, the king, a tender lady innocently tending her sheep, and lots more and plenty extra.