After losing his parents and brother, grad student Tom Flanagan returns from sabbatical to his SUNY upstate campus to begin the spring semester, only to learn of the "accidental" death of his history professor, Peter Langley. Puzzled by the accident, Tom pursues the facts of the case and is immediately drawn into the intrigue surrounding the death of Revolutionary War hero Theodorick Crane.
Using his historical research skills, Tom pursues the mysteries and soon becomes involved with Crane's descendants: a manipulative college administrator, her Congressman husband, and their captivating niece. Standing in the shadows is the ghost of Cornflower, an Iroquois woman executed for treason by Crane, who holds the secrets of the past. But as Tom delves deeper into Langley's life and death, he becomes tangled in a dangerous web of political ambition and academic deceit. Based on 200 years of upstate New York State history.
Paperback, 232 pages.
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